About Logic On Fire

Logic On Fire the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, will be available April 14, 2015.

When Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave a series of lectures on the subject of preaching in 1969, he coined a term that became an emblematic description of his own ministry. “What is preaching?”, he asked. “Logic on fire!”  But what does it mean and how does it manifest itself in preaching?  Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones charts the story of this remarkable man, widely considered one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century. 

 Medically trained at St. Bartholomew’s hospital in 1920’s London, Lloyd-Jones shocked many when he announced he would leave medicine to become the pastor of a small church in Aberavon, Wales.  Years later he was called to central London to Westminster Chapel, where he gained considerable national influence and international notoriety for his dynamic expositional preaching.  More than simply a recounting of the man’s life, Logic on Fire examines Lloyd-Jones’s home life, his spiritual influences, the emphasis he brought to his two pastorates, the way he sought a union of “logic” and “fire” in preaching, as well as his continued relevance and influence in evangelicalism today. Logic on Fire emphasizes not only the need for clarity in preaching, tenderness in pastoring, and carefulness in worship, but also a humble dependence upon God to make the work of the ministry effective.  

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Shot in historic locations across Wales, England, Scotland, and the United States, Logic On Fire features interviews with Jeremy Bailey, Ben Bailie, Keith Batstone, Ann Beatt, Christopher Catherwood, Elizabeth Catherwood, Jonathan Catherwood, Andrew Christofides, John Cheeseman, George Curry, Andrew Davies, D. Eryl Davies, Ian M. Densham, Adam Desmond, Liz Desmond, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Eifion Evans, Philip H. Eveson, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ian Hamilton, W. Vernon Higham, Basil Howlett, John MacArthur, Bethan Marshall, Anthony Mathenia, Conrad Mbewe, Jason Meyer, Iain H. Murray, Robert Oliver, Bruce Powell, Richard Owen Roberts, John Snyder, R.C. Sproul, Ceinwen Swann, Justin Taylor, Geoff Thomas, David A. Tucker, Rhiannon Tunnicliffe, Jeremy Walker, Paul David Washer, and Donald S. Whitney. 

 

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Our premium packaging contains the 104 minute feature film “Logic On Fire: The life and legacy of Dr. Martyn lloyd-Jones” as well as over 4.5 hours of special features, including:

+ Iain H. Murray on writing MLJ’s authorized biography
+ Eifion Evans on revival in Wales, Daniel Rowland & Welsh Methodism
+ MLJ’s daughters, Ann Beatt & Elizabeth Catherwood, remembering life at Westminster Chapel during World War II
+ Sinclair B. Ferguson on MLJ’s diagnostic prowess in identifying sin
+ D. Eryl Davies discussing the power in MLJ’s preaching
+ John MacArthur explaining the influence of MLJ upon his ministry
+ Geoff Thomas methodically examining the logic of a MLJ sermon
+ Richard Owen Roberts relaying his experiences at WC in 1961
+ Extended featurettes on the 1966 Evangelical Controversy, influence of the Westminster Fellowship, and much, much more...

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Promotional Tour

G3 Conference

1/23/15, 11:05 – 12:05 pm EST — Special Featurette viewing and panel discussion with Anthony Mathenia, Richard Owen Roberts, and Paul Washer.

Desiring God

2/2/15, 7:45 - 8:45 pm CST. Special Featurette viewing and panel discussion with Jonathan Catherwood, Conrad Mbewe, and Jason Meyer.

Ligonier

2/20/15 1:20pm - Special Featurette viewing.

The Gospel Coalition

4/13/15, 9:15 PM EST. World Premiere of Logic on Fire: the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Contributors

Jeremy Bailey

Rev. Jeremy Bailey is the current pastor of Bethlehem Evangelical Church in Port Talbot, Wales – or, as the church is known historically, Sandfields Chapel, where Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones accepted his first pastoral call. Bailey also serves on the board of the Evangelical Movement of Wales.

Ben Bailie

Benjamin R. Bailie (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is currently serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Roanoke, Alabama. While at Reformed Theological Seminary, Bailie was deeply affected by Iain H. Murray’s biography of Lloyd-Jones. He began studying Lloyd-Jones at the doctoral level in 2008, with an emphasis on understanding Lloyd-Jones’ medical training. He completed his dissertation, “The Doctor of Ministry: The Impact of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Medical Training on His Homiletical Methodology,” in 2014.

Keith Batstone

Keith Batstone is an elder at Heath Evangelical Church in Cardiff, Wales. He was converted in 1965 at the Heath and heard Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preach there on multiple occasions over the years. He has lived and worked in Cardiff all his life and has worked with the Heath Church in pastoral visiting since 1995.

Ann Beatt

Ann Beatt is the younger daughter of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. She was converted under his preaching at Westminster Chapel and has wonderful memories of his ministry there. She also shared a home with her father and mother in London and, together with Elizabeth, closely cared for her parents in their twilight years. Ann was a teacher for many years and is now retired and lives in London.

Christopher Catherwood

Christopher Catherwood is the eldest grandson of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and eldest son of Elizabeth Catherwood. Christopher is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Five Evangelical Leaders (Christian Focus, 1999), Martyn Lloyd-Jones: A Family Portrait (Baker Publishing Group, 1995) as well as the forthcoming Martyn Lloyd-Jones: His Life and Relevance for the 21st Century (Crossway, 2015). He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.

Elizabeth Catherwood

Elizabeth Catherwood is the eldest daughter of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the wife of the late Sir Fred Catherwood (1925-2014). She recalls her conversion under the preaching of her father during his pastorate at Sandfields and remembers fondly his warmth and care as a father. Elizabeth was an English teacher and took over the editing of all of the Martyn Lloyd-Jones books of sermon collections after Dr. Lloyd-Jones passed on to glory in 1981. She lives in Cambridge.

Jonathan Catherwood

Jonathan Catherwood is the middle grandson of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the youngest son of Elizabeth Catherwood. Jonathan serves as the CEO of Woodville Hall Capital, LLC and is the president of the MLJ Trust, which provides over 1,600 audio sermons by Dr. Lloyd-Jones for free download (www.mljtrust.org). He lives in Virginia.

John Cheeseman

Rev. John Cheeseman is an itinerant preacher based in Margate, England. He studied at Oxford University and Trinity Theological College Bristol after which he labored as a Vicar in several congregations between 1982-2010. He serves as vice-chairman of the Church Society and Church Society Trust. He has several publications, including the booklet, The Priority of Preaching (Banner of Truth, 2006).

Andrew Christofides

Rev. Andrew Christofides is the pastor of St. Mellons Baptist Church in Cardiff, Wales. He studied for a degree and doctorate in Chemistry at Cardiff University, during which time he was converted from atheism. He worked for Heath Evangelical Church as an International Student Worker, a Youth Leader, and Evangelist.

George Curry

Rev. George Curry is the vicar of Elswick Parish Church (St. Stephen and St. Paul) in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Rev. Curry has spent his life ministering in the Church of England, often taking controversial stands against the rampant liberal slide within his own denomination. He is a former chairman of the Church Society, a current trustee of the Christian Institute (www.christian.org.uk), and on the Council of Reference for Truth in Science (www.truthinscience.org.uk).

Andrew Davies

Rev. Andrew Davies is a retired pastor living in South Wales who is currently engaged in itinerant ministry. His parents were members at Sandfields Chapel during Lloyd-Jones’ first pastorate and Rev. Davies later attended Westminster Chapel while a student in London. He also attended the Westminster Fellowship, a monthly gathering of ministers from Great Britain begun by Lloyd-Jones while at Westminster Chapel, and considered it essential in his preparation for the ministry. He has pastored churches in New Zealand, Australia, London and Wales and taught church history and homiletics at London Theological Seminary and Wales Evangelical School of Theology.

D. Eryl Davies

Rev. D. Eryl Davies is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales and is currently an elder at Heath Evangelical Church in Cardiff. He has pastored in both North and South Wales and has served as a principal and lecturer at Wales Evangelical School of Theology (1985-2006) and continues to serve as a board member of the Evangelical Movement of Wales. He has written about Lloyd-Jones, including ‘Bite-size’ Biography of Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Evangelical Press, 2011) and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Evangelicals in Wales: The Bala Ministers’ Conference, 1955-2014 (Bryntirion Press/Evangelical Press, 2014).

Ian M. Densham

Rev. Ian M. Densham is a retired minister, having spent 40 years pastoring a number of churches in the United Kingdom. He has been heavily involved with the Banner of Truth UK Conferences, often recording audio and helping in other capacities. Rev. Densham was a member of the Westminster Fellowship, a monthly gathering of ministers from Great Britain begun by Lloyd-Jones while at Westminster Chapel.

Adam Desmond

Adam Desmond is the youngest grandchild of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and son of Ann Beatt. He fondly remembers his grandfather’s tender approachability and charitable spirit. Adam is a paramedic living in London.

Liz Desmond

Liz Desmond is a granddaughter of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the eldest daughter of Ann Beatt. She is a sales administrator and lives in London.

Kevin DeYoung

Rev. Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He is a member of and popular blogger for The Gospel Coalition (www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/). He is also the author of many books, including Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me (Crossway, 2014).

Ligon Duncan

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He completed his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary before completing his doctoral studies in theology at the University of Edinburgh, New College in 1995. He has pastored churches, authored or edited published works and founded or co-founded several Christian organizations in America, including Reformed Academic Press, Highland Theological College and The Gospel Coalition.

Eifion Evans

Eifion Evans is a retired Presbyterian minister and renowned historian of Welsh Methodism and the 18th century Welsh revivals. Some of his published works include Fire in the Thatch (Evangelical Press, 1996), Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales (Banner of Truth, 1985), and Bread of Heaven: The Life and Work of William Williams, Pantycelyn (Evangelical Press, 2011). He lives in Wales and continues to study and write on the subject of revival.

Philip H. Eveson

Philip H. Eveson has taught at London Theological Seminary since its inception in 1977 under the vision and leadership of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Eveson served as principal of LTS from 1997-2008. He has served in churches in South Wales, England, and is involved in a church plant in Ghana. He has published many articles and books, including the travel guide Travel with Martyn Lloyd-Jones: In the Footsteps of the Distinguished Evangelist, Pastor and Theologian (Day One, 2004).

Sinclair Ferguson

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a retired pastor who has served congregations in Unst and Glasgow, Scotland, and the current Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He has authored several books, including In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007) and From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading and Applying the Bible (Banner of Truth, 2014). He is a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust and is in high demand as a conference speaker.

Ian Hamilton

Rev. Ian Hamilton is the pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1979 and began ministry in the Church of Scotland. He is a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust and preaches at conferences worldwide. His published works include The Faith Shaped Life (Banner of Truth, 2013).

W. Vernon Higham

Rev. W. Vernon Higham is the pastor emeritus at Tabernacle Cardiff in Cardiff, Wales. Born in North Wales in the 1930s, Higham has spent most of his life in pastoral ministry including a 40-year season of ministry at Heath Evangelical Church in Cardiff. He was a personal friend of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and much of the emphasis in the Doctor’s ministry can be seen in the ministry of Rev. Higham. His preaching has been archived at www.VWHighamtrust.org. Though he has written several books and tracts, Rev. Higham is perhaps best known in the United Kingdom for the penning of over 200 hymns, most of which can be found in The Hymns of W. Vernon Higham (Tentmaker, 1998).

Basil Howlett

Basil Howlett has been a minister in the United Kingdom for many years and has recently retired from co-pastoring Carey Baptist Church in Reading, England. He has also served as president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and secretary of their Pastor’s Association. He continues to minister through two indigenous missions in India and with itinerant preaching engagements across the UK and throughout the world. Howlett was a member of the Westminster Fellowship, a monthly gathering of ministers from Great Britain begun by Lloyd-Jones while at Westminster Chapel.

John MacArthur

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has ministered since 1969. From the beginning, MacArthur’s ministry has been marked by a verse-by-verse expositional preaching style, of which he found a great kindred spirit in Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ preaching. John MacArthur is a popular conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, a featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry (www.gty.org), and an author whose works include The Gospel According to Jesus (Zondervan, 2008).

Bethan Marshall

Dr. Bethan-Jane Marshall is a granddaughter of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the daughter of Elizabeth Catherwood. She is a senior lecturer in English Education at King’s College London.

Anthony Mathenia

Anthony Mathenia is pastor of Christ Church Radford in Radford, Virginia. He attended seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, before serving as a full-time missionary in Addis Abada, Ethiopia.

Conrad Mbewe

Dr. Conrad Mbewe has been the pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, since 1987. Kabwata Baptist Church is currently overseeing the establishment of over twenty new churches in Zambia and Botswana, Namibia, Malawi and Ethiopia. Dr. Mbewe is also the editor of Reformation Zambia magazine and has recently authored Foundations for the Flock (Granted Ministries Press, 2011). In recent years, he has been in high demand as a conference speaker.

Jason Meyer

Dr. Jason C. Meyer is Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the Associate Professor of New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He is author of the book Preaching: A Biblical Theology (Crossway, 2013) and the forthcoming Doctrine on Fire: Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life (Crossway, 2016).

Iain H. Murray

Rev. Iain H. Murray is the official biographer of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, penning the two-volume biography D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years 1899-1939 (Banner of Truth, 1982) and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith 1939-1981 (Banner of Truth, 1990). He was the assistant to Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-1959). At the urging of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, he and Jack Cullum founded the Banner of Truth Trust in 1957. He has written many books on church history and has continued to publish on Lloyd-Jones with Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace (Banner of Truth, 2008) and a condensed version of the two-volume biography The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones 1899-1981 (Banner of Truth, 2013).

Robert W. Oliver

Robert W. Oliver is a lecturer in church history and historical theology at London Theological Seminary, an adjunct Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and a visiting Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in England until his retirement from pastoral ministry in 2006. He has published numerous articles and books on church history.

Bruce Powell

Rev. Bruce Powell is a retired pastor now living in South Wales. He has ministered in England and Wales and sat under Dr. Lloyd-Jones for three years at Westminster Chapel while studying at London Bible College.

Richard Owen Roberts

Richard Owen Roberts is the president and a founding director of International Awakening Ministries (www.rortrust.org). He prepared for the ministry at Gordon College, Whitworth College and Fuller Theological Seminary and has pastored churches in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California. He has extensively studied historical records of spiritual awakenings and sat under Lloyd-Jones’ preaching at Westminster for a season in 1961. Mr. Roberts has authored, edited and published numerous works, including Revival (Tyndale House Publishers, 1982) and Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel (Crossway, 2002).

John Snyder

Dr. John Snyder is a pastor at Christ Church New Albany in New Albany, Mississippi. He prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He completed his Ph.D. on the 18th century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David while sitting under the ministry of Rev. W. Vernon Higham and was greatly influenced in seeing the legacy and emphasis of Lloyd-Jones carried out in a local fellowship. Dr. Snyder is the author and host of the twelve-week multimedia Bible study Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically (Media Gratiae, 2013).

R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and the president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Free University of Amsterdam. He is a popular preacher and conference speaker who has been broadcast in radio worldwide and currently serves as co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sandford, Florida. He has written over 90 books including The Holiness of God (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2000), Knowing Scripture (IVP Books, 2009), and The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus’ Life Mean for You (David C. Cook, 2012).

Ceinwen Swann

Ceinwen Swann is the wife of the late Rev. Derek Swann (1927-2007), who was a friend of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and minister in Wales and England. Mrs. Swann recalls having Martyn and Bethan Lloyd-Jones in their home on several occasions, and she was herself greatly impacted by the Doctor’s preaching. The late Rev. Swann had also been a member of the Westminster Fellowship, a monthly gathering of ministers from Great Britain begun by Lloyd-Jones while at Westminster Chapel.

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor (Ph.D. candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior vice president and publisher for books at Crossway. He has edited or contributed to several books, including Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times (Crossway, 2004). He is also a popular blogger at The Gospel Coalition (www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/).

Geoff Thomas

Rev. Geoffrey Thomas is the pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberywtwyth, Wales, where he has ministered since 1965. He has systematically preached the Bible to his congregation ever since, and has published the complete text of nearly a thousand sermons on the church’s website (www.alfredplacechurch.org.uk). He studied at University College of Cardiff in the U.K. and earned his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in the U.S. He has served as the chairman of the Grace Churches of England and Wales, and of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Wales and is a Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He has authored several books and has written dozens of articles for Banner of Truth magazine.

David A. Tucker

Rev. David A. Tucker is the director of Words of Life Ministries (www.wordsoflife.co.uk) and oversees the printing, distribution and translation of Bible study notes written by the late Rev. Francis Dixon (1910-1985). Rev. Tucker spent 26 years in pastoral ministry in the United Kingdom and now labors as an itinerant minister, which has taken him to many countries proclaiming and teaching the Word of God. He was a member of the Westminster Fellowship, a monthly gathering of ministers from Great Britain begun by Lloyd-Jones while at Westminster Chapel.

Rhiannon Tunnicliffe

Rhiannon Tunnicliffe is a granddaughter of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the middle child of Ann Beatt. She is a High School teacher and lives in London.

Jeremy Walker

Rev. Jeremy Walker has been a pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England, since 2003, in which he labors alongside his father, Rev. Austin Walker. He is a contributing blogger at Reformation21 (www.reformation21.org/blog/jeremy-walker/) and has written several books, including The Brokenhearted Evangelist (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012) and Life in Christ: Becoming and Being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ (Reformation Heritage Books, 2013).

Paul Washer

Paul Washer is the director of HeartCry Missionary Society (www.heartcrymissionary.com), an organization supporting over 150 indigenous missionaries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has authored several books, including The Gospel’s Message and Power (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012) and The Gospel Call and True Conversion (Reformation Heritage Books, 2013). Washer also maintains a worldwide itinerant preaching ministry.

Donald S. Whitney

Dr. Donald S. Whitney is the Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a popular conference speaker and has authored several books, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (NavPress, 2014).