God's Word Alone Video Lectures
Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.
Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.
In God's Word Alone Video Study, together with accompanying book God's Word Alone, scholar and professor Matthew Barrett explores the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine that Scripture alone is the final and decisive authority for God's people. Sessions explain the development of this theme in the Reformation and trace the crisis that followed, resulting in a shift away from the authority of Scripture. Each session shows the need to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture's authority in the face of today's challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God's Word is the best hope for the future of the church. God's Word Alone Video Study is accessible to a variety of audiences--college and seminary students, pastors, lay learners, and anyone interested in learning about the authority of God's Word.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction: Sola Scriptura (17 min)
2 - The Road to Reformation (20 min)
3 - The Modern Shift in Authority: Part 1 (21 min)
4 - The Modern Shift in Authority: Part 2 (15 min)
5 - The Modern Shift in Authority: Part 3 (16 min)
6 - Today's Crisis over Biblical Authority: Part 1 (21 min)
7 - Today's Crisis over Biblical Authority: Part 2 (27 min)
8 - Today's Crisis over Biblical Authority: Part 3 (11 min)
9 - God's Word in the Economy of the Gospel (22 min)
10 - God Speaks Covenantal Words: Part 1 (30 min)
11 - God Speaks Covenantal Words: Part 2 (26 min)
12 - God's Covenantal Word Proves True (27 min)
13 - God Speaks with Authority: Part 1 (31 min)
14 - God Speaks with Authority: Part 2 (28 min)
15 - God Speaks Truthfully: Part 1 (31 min)
16 - God Speaks Truthfully: Part 2 (28 min)
17 - God Speaks to Be Heard: Part 1 (25 min)
18 - God Speaks to Be Heard: Part 2 (26 min)
19 - God's Speech is Enough: Part 1 (18 min)
20 - God's Speech is Enough: Part 2 (26 min)
21 - God's Speech is Enough: Part 3 (19 min)
About the Author
Matthew Barrett is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the executive editor of Credo Magazine, and director of The Center for Classical Theology. He is the author of Simply Trinity; None Greater; Canon, Covenant and Christology; and God's Word Alone. He is currently writing a systematic theology.
The Five Solas Series offers you a look back to the five rallying cries of the Reformation—the five solas. In the God's Word Alone course, scholar and professor Matthew Barrett explores the historic, heroic adherence to sola scriptura, seeking to return today’s Christians to a biblical understanding of the authority of God’s Word.