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  • Fostering Fear of God

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 31, 2009 Category: Articles

    I recently heard a young Christian remark, "I have no fear of dying." When I heard this comment I thought to myself, "I wish I could say that." I am not afraid of death. I believe that death for the Christian is a glorious transition to heaven. I am not afraid of going to heaven. It's the process that frightens me. I don't know by what means I will die. It may be via a process of suffering, and that frightens me. I know that even this shouldn't frighten me. There are lots of things that frighten me that I shouldn't let frighten me. The Scripture declares that perfect love casts out fear. But love is still imperfect, and fear hangs around. Keep Reading
  • Covenant Prosecutors

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 30, 2009 Category: Articles

    I don't remember the exact words. They went something like this: "He was a thundering paradox of a man." These words served as the opening lines of William Manchester's classic biography of General Douglas MacArthur. In this work, MacArthur was shown as a multi-faceted man whose essence could not be crystallized by a single attribute. In like manner, the prophets of the Old Testament were men of multi-faceted and multi-dimensioned responsibilities and behavior. Keep Reading
  • Developing a Passion for God

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 29, 2009 Category: Articles

    I remember a stained-glass window that adorned the library of my alma mater. It was situated above the stairwell at the second-floor landing. In leaded letters, the words in the window declared, "Knowledge is power." Keep Reading
  • BibleWorks 8 - A Review

    from Keith Mathison Jul 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    Although available since 1992, I first began using BibleWorks (version 6) for the first time in 2003. The most recent version, BibleWorks 8, was released in 2008. For the purposes of this post, I am reviewing BibleWorks 8. In the interest of full disclosure, I am reviewing a review copy sent to me gratis by BibleWorks. Keep Reading
  • Calvin & Culture, Reconsidered

    from Gene Edward Veith Jul 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    One of the greatest social scientists credits John Calvin for the rise of capitalism and, by extension, modern Western culture itself. That is quite an influence and quite a tribute to Calvin. Nevertheless, though there is some truth to the claim, the specific scholarship behind it demonstrates a profound misunderstanding, not only of Calvin but of the Reformation. Keep Reading
  • The Presence of Christ

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 26, 2009 Category: Articles

    The Heidelberg Catechism states, in the answer to Question 47, "Christ is true man and true God. With respect to His human nature He is no longer on earth, but with respect to His divinity, majesty, grace, and Spirit He is never absent from us." This statement tried to do justice to Jesus' own teaching before He left this planet. Keep Reading
  • Inaugural Class for the Academy a Success

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 25, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    The inaugural class for the Doctor of Ministry program at Ligonier Academy of Biblical & Theological Studies was a success! Held July 13-17, 2009, at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, Fla., ten students participated in Dr. R.C. Sproul's class, "The Doctrine of Justification." Keep Reading
  • Where Is the Glory Found?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    As birthdays go, it's a big one. It is fitting and appropriate that we would mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. Trouble is, that occasion is being marked in at least two different ways. First, those who do not find Calvin to their liking will seek to paint the man as a sour-faced, power-mad, fundamentalist and extremist. The ghost of Servetus will be forced to dance for us once more, and those of us who are grateful for Calvin will be encouraged to repent for our stubborn ways. Keep Reading
  • Outlived or Lived Out?

    from Gordon Reed Jul 23, 2009 Category: Articles

    Many years ago I was privileged to know several great men of faith in the generation just preceding my own. I regarded these men with deep respect and even held them in awe because of their great knowledge and even greater piety. Looking back, I realize that one of the many things they all held in common was a passionate love for the basics of biblical, Reformed doctrine. Because of this, they were dedicated students and teachers of that often neglected document known as the Westminster Shorter Catechism. But beyond mere reference to it and frequent quotes from it, the doctrines contained in the Shorter Catechism saturated their minds and their ministries. Keep Reading
  • Announcing 2010 Doctor of Ministry Courses

    from Keith Mathison Jul 22, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Ligonier Academy is pleased to announce the courses that will be offered in 2010 as part of our Doctor of Ministry program. For more information on this new program, please visit the Ligonier Academy Doctor of Ministry website. Keep Reading

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