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Throughout the centuries, great theologians have thought long and hard and deep about the wonders of God and the great gospel of Jesus Christ. If we are to be both far-sighted and refreshing today, we need to stand on the shoulders of these giants, with the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds.

To give you a leg up, we’re going to read and record for you short excerpts from the greats. May they be pure fresh air for you! Subscribe via iTunes or come back here each month for more.

The Breeze 008: The Knowledge of God

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Listen to the first chapter of Calvin's Institutes, and discover just how accessible and easy to read it is! (And then, read it!) 

Click on the links below for more of Calvin. Note: the easiest translation of the Institutes to read in English is the Ford Lewis Battles translation (John T McNeill - editor), but the version that is freely available online is the older Beveridge translation. The Beveridge translation is very accurate, but a good bit more difficult to read. So best advice: splash out on the hard copies of the Battles translation - thoroughly worth it!


 

 

 


The Breeze 007: Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Gregory Nazianzen is one of the most influential theologians ever to have lived; his formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity has been foundational to trinitarian thought throughout the centuries - scroll down to hear him preach it! (NB. This is not actually Gregory preaching, but, of course, he was a Scot).

Click here for to read the whole of Gregory's Oration XL.

 

For a really accessible introduction to the Trinity that shows how relevant and life changing the knowing the triune God is, get yourself a copy of Mike Reeves' new book, The Good God: Enjoying Father, Son and Spirit.


The Breeze 006: The Heart of Christ

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Hear the introduction to Thomas Goodwin's forgotten classic, The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth to whet your appetite for the full thing

Goodwin was once ranked as a theologian alongside Augustine and Athanasius, but at his heart he was a pastor. The Heart of Christ is a theological treatise full of pastoral heart, it's message much needed in today's church. Enjoy!

 

The Breeze 005: Augustine on 1 John

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Sit yourself in a pew in Augustine's church and listen to the great church father preach to you the soaring beauty of the first epistle of John. There's a whole lot of lovliness here!

Read the whole of Augustine's ninth homily on 1st John here!  

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The Breeze 004: The Letter to Diognetus

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Mike Reeves reads excerpts from one of the earliest surviving Christian writings: "For what else could cover our sins except his righteousness? In whom could we, lawless and impious as we were, be made righteous except in the Son of God alone? O sweetest exchange!" Awesome!

 

 

 

Read the whole of the Letter to Diognetus now!

 

The Breeze 003: No Other Gods

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Mike Reeves reads an excerpt from Martin Luther's Large Catechism, 'The First Commandment: You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me'.

Click on the link below to read Luther's Large Catechism now!

 


The Breeze 002: On the Incarnation

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Mike Reeves reads excerpts from one of the most important books in Christian history, Athanasius' "On the Incarnation". 

Click on the link below to read On the Incarnation now!

The Breeze 001: Charity and its Fruits

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Jonathan Edwards’ classic sermon series ‘Charity and its Fruits’ is a meditation on 1 Corinthians 13. Listen to Mike Reeves read some extracts from the first in the series, ‘Love, the sum of all virtue’.

 Read Love, the Sum of All Virtue now!