The Pilgrim’s Progress: The Glorious Fight


This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob return to John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. In the section covered this week, we continue with Apollyon’s confrontation of Christian in the Valley of Humiliation. With his words failing to persuade Christian to return to the City of Destruction, Apollyon rages and a glorious fight ensues. 

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The Pilgrim’s Progress: The House of Preparation

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob take another walk through John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress. In this episode we discuss Christian’s strong response to his falling asleep, as well as his conversations with Watchful, Discretion, Prudence, Piety, and Chastity. These are those he meets on the way to and in the house described as beautiful, a place of relief and security for pilgrims.



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The Pilgrim’s Progress: The Difficult Path

In this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, the journey continues through The Pilgrim’s Progress. Rob and Bob begin to discuss Stage 3 of Christian’s journey from the Interpreter’s House to the foot of the Cross and then along a difficult path eventually making his way to the Hill Difficulty. In this context, we come to matter concerning salvation, fear, doubt, and assurance.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress: The Interpreter’s House

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue their journey through John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress. From the Wicket Gate, Christian encounters Good Will and Interpreter whose house has many rooms. Interpreter leads Christian from one room to another explaining what Christian sees along the way in this second stage of our discussion of this classic book.


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The Pilgrim’s Progress: The Journey Begins

This week on Theology Simply Profound, with some brief introductory remarks about reading fiction and allegory using J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob and Bob set out on a little journey of their own following Christian as he makes his way out of the City of Destruction toward the Wicket Gate with the help of Evangelist in this first stage of our new discussion of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.



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Hebrews: The Rest of God

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss the rest of God. Continuing in their series on Hebrews, Rob and Bob open up to Hebrews 3:7–4:13 to see how the Preacher makes us of Moses, the Exodus, Psalm 95, Joshua, the wilderness, and the land of Canaan, in order explain why the people of God must remain vigilant in their Christian walk whilst looking forward to the final day of rest all the while enjoying the rest already giving in Christ by faith in union with him.

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Reading Biographies

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, we repost an old episode on Reading Biographies. In this episode, Rob, Melodie, and Bob discuss the benefits of reading biographies and which ones may be helpful to read, both Christian and non-Christian. We also bring to your attention the new biography published by Reformed Forum, Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theologian, Confessional Presbyterian, by Danny E. Olinger.

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