Over the past few years, I have stumbled upon a vast amount of free online resources/tools for growing in one’s knowledge and faith in Christ. Upon my initial discovery of resources like these, I share them with others, but I eventually come to assume that everyone already knows about them. But that isn’t true.
So, allow me to introduce you to (or remind of) some of the hidden treasures of the Interweb; means of sanctifying grace brought to you in pixel form.
Monergism. Free articles, books, and sermons from an insane amount of excellent teachers/preachers within the stream of Reformed Theology. Type in the name of the author or topic you’re looking for and be overwhelmed with superbness.
9Marks Answers for Church Members. Very short and very helpful answers to questions about issues of Christian living, church, theology, and so much more. There is also a fantastic page for pastors too.
Open Biola. Free educational content created and curated by Biola University. This includes entire theology/bible classes and other classes within the liberal arts. Conferences and seminars are included too. If you don’t know where to start, I highly recommend watching this class on the Character of God by Erik Thoennes.
John Piper’s Sermons, Articles, Books, Seminars, Conference Messages, & More. Over 30 years of faithful, heart-warming, convicting, and insightful teaching given freely for the taking. Even most of his books are free to download in pdf format.
John Piper Biographies. Yes, this is John Piper, but I didn’t want these to get lost in the previous list. These are sermons/lectures Piper delivered each year at his pastors conferences. In each one he addresses the life of some great saint of Christian history (e.g. John Calvin, John Newton, St. Augustine, William Wilberforce) and then shows the lessons (both negative and positive) we can learn from them. If you want to learn about Christian heroes and be encouraged and edified, download these suckers on your iTunes and listen away.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library. A storehouse of classic Christian works from as early as the 2nd century. Browse by topic, author, title, or Scripture and be blessed with lots of great stuff. Make sure to bookmark their online version of Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible!
Grace to You. The ministry of Pastor John MacArthur offers years of sermons, Bible studies, expositional notes, articles, and more to anyone who is interested. You would be wise to take advantage of it. Johnny Mac knows how to bring God’s Word with clarity and power.
Online Version of Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology. The entire thing organized under it’s chapters and headings. Very nice. You can always buy the book too.
These should get you off to a great start! Soon I will share various ministries/websites and I find helpful too! Also, make sure to check out my blogroll on the right on side of the page in order to get acquainted with some great thinkers/writers/Christian folks.
How about you? What helpful online/free resources have you stumbled across?