Saints Gone Before

“Saints Gone Before” is  an audio-book style podcast of classic Christian texts presented in 10-20 minute segments. It is a companion to the other podcast I co-host, “An Oral History of the Church.”

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These texts will range the length of Christian history, from the early church to the modern era. If you want to follow along as it is read or if you want to look up the source to read it at another time, we will provide the relevant bibliographic data within each episode. Jonathan McCormick – my podcast co-host – will alternate with me on who reads the texts for Saints Gone Before.


SGB 1: The Didache, chapters 1-8

SGB 2: The Didache, chapters 9-16

SGB 3: Lesser-Known Christmas Carols, Part 1

SGB 4: Lesser-Known Christmas Carols, Part 2

SGB 5: The Schleitheim Confession

SGB 6: The Letter of Martin Luther to Pope Leo X

SGB 7: Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty, Part 1

SGB 8: Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty, Part 2

SGB 9: Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty, Part 3

SGB 10: Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty, Part 4

SGB 11: Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty, Part 5

SGB 12: Council of Trent – The Fourth Session

SGB 13: Council of Trent – The Sixth Session – Part 1

SGB 14: Council of Trent – The Sixth Session – Part 2

SGB 15: Council of Trent – The Sixth Session – Part 3

SGB 16: Ulrich Zwingli – The 67 Articles of Ulrich Zwingli

SGB 17: John Calvin – Selections from The Institutes – Ch. 1

SGB 18: John Calvin – Selections from The Institutes – Ch. 6

SGB 19: Herman Bavinck – Calvin and Common Grace – Part 1

SGB 20: Herman Bavinck – Calvin and Common Grace – Part 2

SGB 21: Herman Bavinck – Calvin and Common Grace – Part 3

SGB 22: Herman Bavinck – Calvin and Common Grace – Part 4

SGB 23: Herman Bavinck – Calvin and Common Grace – Part 5

SGB 24: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 1

SGB 25: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 2

SGB 26: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 3

SGB 27: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 4

SGB 28: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 5

SGB 29: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 6

SGB 30: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 7

SGB 31: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 8

SGB 32: BB Warfield – Calvin’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – Part 9

SGB 33: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 1

SGB 34: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 2

SGB 35: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 3

SGB 36: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 4

SGB 37: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 5

SGB 38: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 6

SGB 39: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the church – Part 7

SGB 40: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 8

SGB 41: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 9

SGB 42: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 10

SGB 43: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 11

SGB 44: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 12

SGB 45: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 13

SGB 46: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 14

SGB 47: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 15

SGB 48: Martin Luther – The 95 Theses

SGB 49: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 16

SGB 50: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 17

SGB 51: Martin Luther – The Babylonian Captivity of the Church – Part 18

SGB 52: John Calvin – Institutes – Book 3 Chapter 7 – Part 1

SGB 53: John Calvin – Institutes – Book 3 Chapter 7 – Part 2

SGB 54: Saints at Christmas 2017

SGB 55: St. Clement – First Epistle of Clement – Part 1

SGB 56: St. Clement – First Epistle of Clement – Part 2

SGB 57: St. Clement – First Epistle of Clement – Part 3

SGB 58: St. Clement – First Epistle of Clement – Part 4

SGB 59: St. Clement – First Epistle of Clement – Part 5

SGB 60: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 1

SGB 61: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 2

SGB 62: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 3

SGB 63: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 4

SGB 64: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 5

SGB 65: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 6

SGB 66: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 7

SGB 67: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 8

SGB 68: Hannah More – Essays on Various Subjects – Part 9

SGB 69: Isaac Watts – Holy Fortitude or Remedies Against Fear