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  • The End of Soap Oprah

    from Tim Challies Mar 29, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The passing of the Oprah Winfrey Show is surely worthy of being described with that most overworked of clichés, as 'the end of an era.' Except, of course, it is not the end of an era so much as the morphing of Ms. Winfrey’s career into a new form. It is hard to imagine that the public has seen the last of her, and the values and culture that her show represented are here for the foreseeable future. Keep Reading
  • Twitter Highlights (3/27/11)

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 27, 2011 Category: Ministry News

    Here are some highlights of the 2011 Ligonier Ministries National Conference from the Ligonier Twitter feed. Keep Reading
  • What is the “RC Sproul Jr. Principle of Hermeneutics?”

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 27, 2011 Category: Articles

    I’m so glad you asked. Hermeneutics, of course, is the science of interpretation, typically Bible interpretation. There are any number of basic, fundamental principles we all ought to be aware of. One principle argues that we interpret less clear passages in light of more clear passages. Anyone who builds a theology on that text that mentions “baptism for the dead” is likely all wet. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 13 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 26, 2011 Category: Events

    The final session of this year National Conference went to John Piper who was asked to reflect on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his groundbreaking book Desiring God. Much of what he did this morning was summarize what he has been teaching all these years, because in all these years, he has not changed the focus of his ministry. But he sought to address some of the misunderstandings and to fill in some of the gaps that have been raised in the years since he wrote the book. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 12 (Robert Godfrey)

    from Keith Mathison Mar 26, 2011 Category: Events

    The conference continued today with a message by Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Robert Godfrey on the topic “Pleasing God.” Dr. Godfrey explained that when he saw his message title, his first though was “Can we please God?” He reminded us that Scripture says God is pleased with His people. It’s amazing that as powerfully as Scripture speaks about the continuing sinfulness of even the regenerated, it also speaks about how God does delight in His people. How can both be true at the same time? Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 11 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 26, 2011 Category: Events

    We have already come to the final day—the final half-day, really—of the 2011 National Conference. We began the day with a session led by John Piper whose topic was “Let the Nations Be Glad.” He took as his text Psalm 67. Keep Reading
  • 2011 National Conference - Session 9 (R.C. Sproul)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 25, 2011 Category: Events

    Humans in all cultures have an affinity for clothing and a sense that nakedness is shameful. We see this, for example, in the behavior of Noah's sons (Shem and Japheth) who covered their father's nakedness while not looking upon him.  Adam and Eve, when they sinned, had to be clothed by God himself in this first act of redemption.  One of the indications of our culture's decadence is the lack of shame in nakedness (i.e., the prevalence of fornication, even among some regular church attendees). Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 8 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 25, 2011 Category: Events

    The 2011 Ligonier Ministries National Conference continued this afternoon with a session led by John Piper. This was a kind of autobiographical address in which Piper explained how he came to see the importance of not wasting his life. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 7 (Steven Lawson)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 25, 2011 Category: Events

    This address from Pastor Steve Lawson was entitled Worshiping the Triune God. Worship in heaven is worship at its best. Pleasing God, not others, is what matters in worship.  But there is a new way in worship in our day—one that seeks to please the unconverted person, to be cool, not transcendent and reverent. The preacher, likewise, is be trendy, not weighty, and more therapeutic than theological worship, however, should be a foretaste of heaven. Let's take a look at the worship of heaven in Revelation 4. Keep Reading

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