East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Every week Jeff Waddington, Dave Filson and I come together to record an episode of “East of Eden,” in which we discuss the biblical and systematic theology of Jonathan Edwards. We come together to give consideration of one of Edwards’ sermons or discourses–specifically as it relates to the history, structure and theology of that particular work. We also invite to the program various theologians and scholars who have contributed to Edwards’ studies. You can find the first ten episodes below:

  • God’s Grand Design – In this episode of East of Eden, Dr. Sean Michael Lucas discusses his helpful new volume on the theological vision of Jonathan Edwards. In God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision … Read more→
  • The Pure in Heart Blessed – In 1730 Jonathan Edward preached a sermon on Matthew 5:8 in which he gave consideration to the redemptive blessing which God bestows upon the pure in heart, namely, an all … Read more→
  • Christian Knowledge – In 1739, at the brink of the Great Awakening in Northampton, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon in which he challenged his congregation with regard to their own commitment to a careful and … Read more→
  • The Excellency of Christ – Preached as a sacrament service sermon in August 1736 and later included as the fifth and final sermon in Discourses on Various Important Subjects, “The Excellency of Christ” is based … Read more→
  • Christ’s Agony – Originally preached sometime in 1739, Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Christ’s Agony provides a deep analysis of Luke 22:44 and Christ’s agonizing prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Edwards notes that Christ … Read more→
  • The Jonathan Edwards Center – In this episode we interview Dr. Ken Minkema, the executive editor at the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, with regard to the formation of the Center and the resources available there. … Read more→
  • The Most High: A Prayer Hearing God – Originally preached in Northampton in 1735, and then preached again in 1752, The Most High, a Prayer Hearing God was preached on a fast appointed on the account of epidemical sickness at … Read more→
  • God Glorified in Man’s Dependence – Originally preached in Northampton in the fall of 1730, and later preached at Boston for the Harvard convocation week Thursday lecture on 8 July 1731, God Glorified in Man’s Dependence … Read more→
  • East of Eden (Genesis 3:24) – The podcast “East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards” inaugurates the series with a close reading of the sermon “East of Eden” which Edwards preached in … Read more→

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  2. So much excitement with plans for the new cchurh LCBC(?). It is amazing how God works. From a personal point of view this merger seems an answer to some of my prayers. I was saved at branch, was involved for a few years, wondered away for a few years, stopped backed this summer looking to see if this is were I belonged, have been praying for a cchurh home. Then when I just by chance stopped Sunday I heard the news and knew immediately I belonged and found were I was to serve next, At the new cchurh. Pastor Craig, I have no words to express my awe at your ability to walk away from your position as a founder of the cchurh and Senior Pastor, to advance the cause of Christ. It is remarkable how you have concord pride, humility and obidence. You are a wonderful example for all of us.I will be praying for you, Dave and all the cchurh leaders that protection, disernmentfaith and success for Christare provided through the merger

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