Resources for Christians

EDUCATING, EDIFYING & INFORMING

One of the challenges of a technologically-advanced society is the abundance of voices that claim to be Christian and that clamor for our attention. This can make it very difficult for believers (especially newer believers) to know who to trust or where to start when it comes to things like news, music, or Bible-teaching ministries. At Firm Foundation, we want to take advantage of technology—not only by using it to make the Gospel of the Lord Jesus known, but to edify, inform, and equip the people of God. To that end, we’ve put together a fairly-extensive list of resources to help point God’s people in the right direction in some of these areas.

NOTE:  The presence of a particular resource or person on this page is *not* an endorsement of everything they say, teach, or believe. That said, while there are things we disagree with in each case whether more or less, we have thought carefully about every resource included on this page, and we commend each one to you as a basically faithful and/or otherwise-trustworthy source.

Teaching & Preaching

The Bible-teaching and preaching ministries of faithful pastors and teachers, along with some other resources for listening to sermons online.

FFBC Sermons

Sermons and Bible messages from the pulpit of FFBC.

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Grace to You

Sermons and Bible resources from Pastor John MacArthur.

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Renewing Your Mind

A daily podcast featuring the teaching of the late Dr. R.C. Sproul.

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Truth for Life

The faithful Bible teaching of Pastor Alistair Begg.

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Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

Some of the most Christ-centered, pastoral preaching you’ll ever hear.

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Reformation Network

Preaching, teaching, Scripture reading, music, and audiobooks, streaming 24/7.

OnePassion Ministries

The teaching ministry of Dr. Steven Lawson.

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The Master’s Seminary Chapel

Chapel messages from The Master’s Seminary by various speakers.

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Faith By Hearing

A blog focused on collecting and promoting faithful, biblical preaching and teaching.

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Desiring God

Sermons, free books and more from John Piper.

SermonAudio

Over 1 million sermons from pastors and teachers all over the world, past and present. (Note: There’s quite a bit that’s not solid here—such as King James Onlyism—so be watchful.)

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Gracia a Vosotros

El ministerio en español de enseñanza bíblica del pastor John MacArthur.

Equipping Ministries

Theological, practical, and apologetics resources to build up you up and equip you to give an answer for the hope that lies within you (1 Pet. 3.15).

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A Pastoral Podcast

Helping Christians grow by providing biblical answers to hard questions.

FFBC Articles

Articles and meditations on Scripture, Christian living, current events, and more.

Ligonier Ministries

A multi-faceted, Bible-teaching ministry associated with R.C. Sproul.

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Tabletalk Magazine

A monthly magazine by Ligonier Ministries.

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Francis Schaeffer

The timeless teaching of theologian and apologist Dr. Francis Schaeffer.

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Voice of the Martyrs

A nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world.

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5 Minutes in Church History

A podcast featuring bite-sized snapshots of church history by historian and Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Stephen Nichols.

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Founders Ministries

Writings, podcasts, and more designed to equip the church against an increasingly-hostile culture.

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Living Waters

The evangelistic ministry of Ray Comfort.

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Challies

Practical resources for Christian living by author and speaker Tim Challies.

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Answers in Genesis

An apologetics ministry founded by Dr. Ken Ham.

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The Master’s Seminary Journal

The theological journal of The Master’s Seminary.

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Institute for Christian Research

Creation-based education and resources, founded by the late Dr. Henry Morris.

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Alpha & Omega Ministries

Podcast, writings, and more by scholar and apologist Dr. James White.

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Wretched Radio

A media ministry committed to the proclamation and defense of the Gospel.

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Monergism

Sermons, writings, and more from faithful teachers past and present.

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Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry

Associated with the ministry of Ray Comfort, CARM equips Christians to share and defend their faith.

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Dr. John Lennox

The apologetic ministry of mathematician, scientist, and philosopher Dr. John Lennox.

Christian Classics

Teaching, preaching, theology, and more by some of the giants of Christian history.

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Banner of Truth

Books, articles, and more by a publisher committed the historic Christian faith.

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Charles H. Spurgeon

The Spurgeon Center  |  A massive online library of the works of the “Princes of Preachers.”

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The MLJ Trust | An online library of 1600+ sermons by one of the greatest preachers of the last 200 years.

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Martin Luther

Project Wittenberg  |  The online works of the light of the Reformation, Martin Luther.

John Bunyan

The Acacia John Bunyan Online Library | The works of puritan pastor and author of “The Pilgrim’s Progress.”

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J. Gresham Machen

The 20th-century’s most ardent defender of orthodox Christianity (and one of Pastor Tony’s heroes).

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Jonathan Edwards

The Edwards Center at Yale University | An online library of the works of America’s greatest theologian.

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J.C. Ryle

The most influential pastor in the 1800s behind Charles Spurgeon.

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John Newton

Hymns, sermons, letters, and more by one of the most pastoral voices in Christian history.

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B.B. Warfield

The ‘old Princeton’ theologian to whom we owe much of our understanding of the authority of Scripture.

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Valley of Vision

A daily devotional by Banner of Truth Trust featuring puritan prayers.

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The Puritan Library

A massive library of thousands of sermons, writings, and more by dozens of puritan pastors and authors.

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Christian Class Ethereal Library

An exhaustive online library of classic works from the very beginnings of Christian history.

Bible Study Tools

Tools and resources to help you dig deeper in your personal study of God’s Word.

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ESV Bible Online

Read or listen to the English Standard Version online. Includes study helps, resources, and more.

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Bible Hub

Greek and Hebrew tools, concordances, commentaries, dictionaries, dozens of Bible translations, and much more.

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Bible Gateway

A multi-lingual Bible-study resource featuring commentaries, study helps, hundreds of translations, and more.

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Precept Austin

Search by Bible passage through thousands of commentaries, sermons, and other study helps.

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Daily Dose of Greek

Learn biblical Greek in daily, 2-minute doses direct to your inbox by New Testament scholar Dr. Rob Plummer.

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Dr. Barrick

Old Testament study resources by O.T. scholar Dr. Bill Barrick, former professor at The Master’s Seminary.

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Theopedia

A user-driven encyclopedia of biblical Christianity.

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The Bible App

A simple, free mobile Bible app by YouVersion. Includes dozens of translations, reading plans, and more.

News & Worldview

News, journalism, and cultural analysis from biblical worldview. NOTE: While not all of these sources are biblically-Christian sources, all are anchored in an essentially-Christian worldview and are invaluable for helping us think biblically about culture, politics, and current events.

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The World and Everything In It

A daily news podcast from a biblical worldview by WORLD News Group.

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The Briefing

A daily podcast of news and events from a Christian worldview by Dr. Albert Mohler.

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SRN News

A national radio news network covering news and events from a Christian perspective.

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Just Thinking Ministries

A podcast and blog by Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker on the church, culture, society, politics, and more.

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WORLD News Group

Biblically-objective news and journalism.

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Os Guinness

A Christian apologist and protégé of Francis Schaeffer, Dr. Guinness provides unique and piercingly-clear insight on modern Western civilization.

Dividend Cafe

Finances and economics from a Christian perspective by financial advisor David Bahnsen, son of the late Dr. Greg Bahnsen.

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BreakPoint

Cultural commentary through a Christian lens by John Stonestreet and the Colson Center. Includes a daily podcasts, articles, and more.

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The Masculinist

A blog and podcast by Aaron Renn aimed at biblically informing and equipping men for life in an increasingly-hostile culture.

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Thinking in Public

Intelligent conversations between Dr. Al Mohler and cultural, theological, and polticial thought leaders.

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Thomas Sowell

An economist who has also done important scholarship in history, social theory, race relations, and more, Dr. Sowell is one of the most brilliant and important American thinkers over the past century. More of his works can be found here.

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The Hoover Institution

A think tank similar to The Heritage Foundation in character and purpose. Notable fellows include Thomas Sowell, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Victor Davis Hanson.

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Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge is a podcast by the Hoover Institution featuring conversations with leading thinkers and is hosted by Peter Robinson, former speech writer for President Reagan.

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The Heritage Foundation

A think tank dedicated to promoting public policies based on free enterprise, limited government, individual liberty, and traditional values.

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Imprimis

Imprimis by Hillsdale College is a digest dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues.

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G.K. Chesterton

One of the 19th century’s most vigorous defenders of common sense and traditional western values, Chesterton’s writings are as relevant today as ever.

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WORLDkids

Daily news from a Christian perspective for kids ages 7-10 by WORLD News.

Christian Music

Christian music for your own personal listening and edification, plus some congregational resources. Please note: As we’ve said above, just because we’ve listed a resource here doesn’t mean agree with everything they believe or even produce. That said, most of what’s here is exceptionally solid, and we trust that you’ll find it worshipful and encouraging.

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Keith & Kristyn Getty

The Gettys are modern hymn writers who have written some of the deepest, most theologically-rich music in the church today.

T4G Live

Live worship from the Together for the Gospel conference, led by Bob Kauflin.

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Hebrews by Psallos

A beautiful, profound, faithful musical walk by Psallos through the epistle to the Hebrews.

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Sovereign Grace

Sovereign Grace’s website is one of the richest musical resources in the world both for congregations and individual Christians.

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Psalmoi

Pastor Tony’s personal Christian playlist. Not all of it is for everyone, but there’s something here for everybody.

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Matt Boswell

Matt Boswell (“Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor”) is writing some of the best music in the church today.

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Matt Papa

Matt Papa is an outstanding modern-day hymn writer and has authored a number of modern classics like “His Mercy Is More” and “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.”

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Nathan Clark George

A Presbyterian pastor, Nathan Clark George writes and performs rich, beautiful, simple music for churches and individuals.

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Stuart Townend

Stuart Townend is a true giant of modern church music, having written or co-written songs like “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” “The Power of Cross,” and “Grace,” and many others.

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Bob Kauflin

Resources for music and worship by one of the trailblazers of the theologically-solid modern church music movement of the last 30 years.

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Grace Worship

The worship ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois, formerly pastored by author and speaker Bryan Chapell.

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Psallos

A music group dedicated to glorifying God and proclaiming the Gospel through adventurous, theologically rich music.

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Indelible Grace

A record label existing to help the Church experience the richness of its heritage in the hymn tradition.

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Mark Altrogge

A long-time creator of theologically-rich music who is probably best known for putting Scripture to music word for word. (Cover image is an original painting by Mr. Altrogge.)

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Bifrost Arts Music

A label/collective committed to creating thoughtful, theologically-sound music, including dozens of traditional Christian hymns and songs. Bifrost Arts is no longer operating.

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Psalmoi: Christmas

Pastor Tony’s personal playlist of Christian music for the Christmas season.

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Reformation Network

Preaching, teaching, Scripture reading, music, and audiobooks, streaming 24/7.

Book List: Favorites from Your Pastors

A select list of recommended books that have had some of the deepest impacts on your pastors at FFBC.

Coming soon.