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Deserted Island with Lee Webb: Bunyan, Sproul, and the Trinity Hymnal

5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols

Ligonier Ministries

Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, History

4.81.6K Ratings

🗓️ 26 July 2023

⏱️ 5 minutes

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There is always time for a good book on a deserted island. Today, Dr. Stephen Nichols sends special guest Lee Webb to this island, allowing him to bring only five books. Which will he choose?

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Welcome back to another episode of Five Minutes in


Church History. On this episode, we're returning to one of my favorite episodes.


It's our deserted island and we get to send the retired host of renewing your


mind in a good friend of mine, Lee Webb. We get to send Lee Webb to a deserted


island. Lee, welcome to Five Minutes in Church History. Well, I don't know whether to thank you


or to me. Here I am enjoying retirement and here you are sending me off to a deserted island.


Does this island have a golf course, by the way? Of course it does. It has a golf course and it has a


very well-theologically stocked library. It's got the works of Edwards and Luther and Calvin and


Augustin. Of course, it has a Reformation study Bible. You get to bring an additional five


books with you. Okay. Which one is first? Well, I could not go to this deserted island without a book


by our beloved Dr. Sproul. And I've selected, you know, I thought about his book not a chance because


I would want to be assured that there was not a chance that I was on this deserted island by chance.


It's got to plan for your life. Right. Dr. Sproul said the chance is not a thing.


But no, I couldn't leave without this book. The holiness of God. This is a book that had a


dramatic impact on my understanding of who God is and who I am. You know, and as I go back and reread


paragraphs and sections of this book, I hear RC's voice and I know you love this book as well.


Yeah, I keep one in arms lengthened. I always enjoy dipping into it. And what an


enviable position you had Lee to be sharing the microphone with Dr. Sproul over those


10 years that you were with renewing your mind. I look back and just amazement. You know, the great


Dutch theologian Herman Bavick said that we read Providence backward. And that's true for me.


I look back and see God's kind Providence in allowing me to close out my career and broadcasting


sitting at this table just a few feet away from Dr. Sproul and being, I hope, the the listeners


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