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  • 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
  • A Trusted Guide to the Great Doctrines of Christian Faith

    from Tim Challies Jul 11, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    Our purpose is to help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. That is why we often recommend books and teaching resources that point you to the giants of the faith and their works -- like Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and Edwards. It almost goes without saying that not everything available in print or on the Internet is edifying. It can be difficult to know for sure which resources are theologically sound. So when we recommend a resource for your consideration, whether it's one of Dr. Sproul's teaching series or a book from another contemporary author, you can be confident that it was carefully selected. Our aim is to be a trusted guide to the great doctrines of the historic Christian faith. Keep Reading
  • Meet John Calvin, the Preacher

    from Deborah Finnamore Jul 10, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    The Expository Genius of John Calvin, by Steven J. Lawson, considers Calvin's life and work, surveying the distinguishing marks of his pulpit ministry and the core presuppositions that undergirded his biblical preaching. Keep Reading
  • See the Heart of John Calvin

    from Deborah Finnamore Jul 10, 2009 Category: Articles

    Though his name evokes powerful images—most of them being negative—John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology, edited by Burk Parsons, offers a rich portrait of a man whose example and teaching remain vitally relevant today. In the preface, Parsons writes "above all Calvin was a man whose mind was humbled and whose heart was mastered by the Lord God Almighty. His life's prayer—'I offer my heart to you, O Lord, promptly and sincerely'—was an unwavering declaration of surrender to the Lord, whom he sought to love with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Keep Reading
  • Calvinism Speaks to All of Life

    from Deborah Finnamore Jul 10, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    While many Christians throughout the world are familiar with the name John Calvin, most are unfamiliar with him as a man who was devoted to prayer and the ministry of God's Word. Among many things, he was a father, a teacher, a Bible commentator and the theologian most widely known as the leader of the Protestant Reformation. Living for God's Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism, John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology, and The Expository Genius of John Calvin are three works that seek to shed light on why learning about John Calvin these many years after his death is a spiritually worthy exercise.  Keep Reading
  • The Theologian

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 08, 2009 Category: Articles

    Thinkers in the ancient world sought to plumb the depths of ultimate reality. With that quest for ultimate reality came the birth of the discipline of philosophy. Some philosophers focused on one particular aspect of philosophy called metaphysics (ultimate being). Others focused their attention on epistemology (the science of knowing). Still others stressed in their investigation the basic principles and elements of ethics (the study of the good and the right). And others focused on the ultimate foundations for aesthetics (the study of the beautiful). One philosopher stood out as being deeply involved in the study of all of these matters as well as others. Keep Reading
  • Recreating the Tower of Babel

    from R.C. Sproul Jul 05, 2009 Category: Articles

    There are church buildings that are designed to give no hint of the building's true purpose as a house of worship. They're built to look more like town meeting halls. The chancel is no longer called the chancel, it's called the stage. The pulpit is not called a pulpit, it's called a lectern, and the congregation isn't called a congregation, but it's called an audience. Part of this is a desire to break through the old traditions that people have become inoculated against and no longer want any part of. In at least some cases, it is due to an abiding antipathy to beauty in worship, based on a desire to avoid an empty form of worship that is merely external. The church wants to exhibit that worship comes from the heart, not from external stimuli. Keep Reading
  • Read the Entire July Issue of Tabletalk on John Calvin Online

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 03, 2009 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Read feature articles on John Calvin by R.C. Sproul, Thabiti Anyabwile, Rick Gamble, David Hall, Keith Mathison, Iain Murray, David Powlison, Gordon Reed, Philip Ryken, and Derek Thomas. You can also enjoy the daily devotional studies that will continue this month on 1 Timothy. Keep Reading
  • John Calvin Posters Now Available

    from Karisa Schlehr Jul 02, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    Available for a limited time, these posters of John Calvin illustrated by Kent Barton come pre-assembled in a poster tube. They are a beautiful addition to any office or workspace. Keep Reading

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