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  • God’s Will and Your Marriage (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 18, 2009 Category: Articles

    Many people resent the suggestion that they seek counsel in their selection of a marriage partner. After all, isn't such a selection an intensely personal and private matter? However personal and private the decision might be, it is one of grave importance to the future of the couple and their potential offspring, their families, and their friends. Keep Reading
  • God’s Will and Your Marriage (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 17, 2009 Category: Articles

    Paul states in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9: "To the unmarried and widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I do. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion." The distinction is between the good and the better. Here Paul introduces the idea of burning, not of the punitive fires of hell, but of the passions of the biological nature, which God has given us. Paul is speaking very candidly when he points out that some people are not made for celibacy. Marriage is a perfectly honorable and legitimate option even for those who are most strongly motivated by sexual fulfillment and relief from sexual temptation and passion. Keep Reading
  • God’s Will and Your Marriage (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 16, 2009 Category: Articles

    Perhaps in no other area of human activity do Christians expend more decision-making energy than in the area of marriage. No wonder, since the decisions relevant to the marital relationship have such far-reaching effects on our lives. How a person feels about his marital status determines, in large part, his sense of fulfillment, his productivity, and his self-image. The reality and the seriousness of the marital relationship are brought home when we realize that the one who knows us most intimately; the one before whom we are the most fragile and vulnerable; and the one who powerfully shapes and influences our lives--this one is none other than our marriage partner. That is why entering into the marital relationship is not something anyone should take lightly. Keep Reading
  • Training Up Church Leaders for a New Reformation

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 15, 2009 Category: Events

    Join Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul for Ligonier's first annual Leadership Conference in Sanford, Florida, on October 20-22, 2009. Keep Reading
  • Announcing the German Translation of The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 15, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    On the recent Ligonier tour of Reformation sites, Dr. Sproul met up with Sebastian Heck Ligonier's German project coordinator in the historic city of Heidelberg where he is church planting. Being involved with publishing both in print and on the internet, Sebastian is the leader of a movement called Reformation2Germany and currently partnering with Ligonier in resource production. Dr. Sproul was surprised during the visit when Sebastian presented him with a copy of Was am Kreuz geschah (The Truth of the Cross) hot off the press. Keep Reading
  • R.C. Sproul’s Overview of Philosophy Now Available in Paperback

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 14, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    In The Consequences of Ideas, recently released for the first time in paperback, readers are challenged to take the consequences of ideas seriously through this expert survey of history's most influential philosophies--philosophies that continue to shape our lives for better or for worse today. R.C. Sproul surveys the ongoing impact of history's most influential philosophers -- including Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Freud, and Nietzsche -- and urges reader to take prevailing cultural mind-sets seriously. Keep Reading
  • The Glory of God

    from Keith Mathison Jul 14, 2009 Category: Articles

    The year 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. A number of publishers are celebrating this 'Calvin Quincentennial' by releasing new books on the life, work, and teaching of Calvin. Among these are a new book titled Living for God's Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel R. Beeke. Dr. Beeke is well qualified to edit and co-author such a volume. He is the president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and the pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written, co-authored, or edited over fifty books, and he has also written fifteen hundred articles for various publications, including Tabletalk. Keep Reading
  • The Pastor Scholar

    from Philip Ryken Jul 13, 2009 Category: Articles

    As far as John Calvin was concerned, almost nothing was more urgent for the church than the reformation of pastoral ministry. For centuries, most ministers had been shockingly ignorant of the Scriptures and thus ill-equipped to preach the gospel. As Calvin said in one debate with a Catholic cardinal (pretending to defend the Protestant cause before God): "Those who were regarded as the leaders of faith neither understood Thy Word, nor greatly cared for it. They drove unhappy people to and fro with strange doctrines, and deluded them with I know not what follies." Keep Reading
  • Inaugural D.Min. Class Begins Today

    from Chris Larson Jul 13, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    After several years of planning, it's with no small amount of gratitude to the Lord that we acknowledge today's first formal Doctor of Ministry class at Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. Dr. R.C. Sproul will teach the class of pastors from around the country who have travelled to study the doctrine of Justification. Next week, Dr. Steven Lawson flies in to teach the men the theology and practice of Preaching. Classes will meet in the new facilities at Saint Andrew's while our new campus awaits renovation. Keep Reading
  • Longing for Fellowship

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 12, 2009 Category: Articles

    We speak of God as the immortal, invisible, all-wise God. This string of attributes gives some comfort and no small amount of dismay. Keep Reading

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