Welcome to the 105th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Carl Trueman– Grace Alone—Salvation as a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters (Zondervan Academic, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • A brief outline of the grace of God in Scripture.
  • Augustine’s Confessions and the grace of God.
  • The significance of Augustine’s battle with Pelagius.
  • Thomas Aquinas an unexpected ally on the grace of God.
  • Martin Luther’s discovery of justification by faith.
  • How John Calvin and the Reformed tradition have contributed to our understanding of the grace of God.
  • A brief outline of how the grace of God relates to the doctrine of the church.
  • Why the preaching of the Word of God is the primary means of God’s grace.
  • How the grace of God shaped the Reformers understanding of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Prayer as both a response to God’s grace and a means of God’s grace.
  • The ten points of a church shaped by Sola Gratia.

About the Guest:

Carl Trueman is professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Creedal imperative: Histories and Fallacies; Goods Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread; Republocat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative; Reformation Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; John Owen: Reformed, Catholic, Renaissance Man, Minority Report; and The Wages of Spin. Trueman is also a contributor to Reformation21 where he writes from a Reformed vantage point.

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