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  • Book Review: Christless Christianity

    from R.C. Sproul Mar 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    In his recent book, Christless Christianity, Dr. Michael Horton has analyzed the problems that assail the contemporary evangelical church community. Leaning heavily upon the research of sociologists of religion such as James Davidson Hunter, and others, Horton has been able accurately to pin the tail on the evangelical donkey. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Jonah

    from Keith Mathison Feb 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    The style of the book of Jonah is distinctive among the prophetic books. Aside from portions of the book of Jeremiah and Daniel, all of the other prophetic books focus primarily on the message of the prophet. There are a number of helpful commentaries on Jonah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Believing God: 12 Promises Christians Struggle to Accept

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 27, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    A passion to see Christians take God at His word inspired Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr. to write Believing God: Twelve Biblical Promises Christians Struggle to Accept, the latest release from Reformation Trust Publishing. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier Academy D.Min. Course Descriptions

    from Keith Mathison Feb 26, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Here's a glimpse at the topics to be studied in our Doctor of Ministry program at the new Ligonier Academy. There's still time to enroll for the July courses with Drs. R.C. Sproul and Steven J. Lawson. Click here for more information. Keep Reading
  • Does the Center Hold?

    from Keith Mathison Feb 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    If I have heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times: "A Calvinist evangelist? Isn't that an oxymoron? Calvinism undermines evangelism." This accusation has been repeated so many times that few make the effort to argue it. Instead, it is simply assumed. Never mind that some of the church's greatest evangelists have been Calvinists. One need only be reminded of men such as George Whitefield, David Brainerd, or "the father of modern missions," William Carey. "Yes," we are told, "these men were great evangelists and Calvinists, but that is because they were inconsistent." But is this true? Keep Reading
  • The Gospel of Reality

    from Gene Edward Veith Feb 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are not enough for many denizens of the twenty-first century. In their search for a more palatable Jesus, novelists such as Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code, feminist theologians such as Elaine Pagels, and their acolytes in the media and pop culture are turning to the apocryphal gospels of the early heretics. These are alleged to contain a valid, alternative version of early Christianity, one that can support today's feminism and moral permissiveness. But comparing the New Testament Gospels to those written centuries later only confirms that these writings are works of history. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier’s Eleven

    from Chris Larson Feb 23, 2009 Category: Events

    (...or 11 reasons I'm looking forward to March 19) Next month I get to spend three days with 11 of my heroes. It's hard to look over the line-up for Ligonier's upcoming national conference and not pause to give thanks to God for these men. They are valiant-for-truth and imitators of Jesus. As such, they are men worth reading, hearing, and knowing. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of Colossians and Philemon

    from Keith Mathison Feb 22, 2009 Category: Articles

    The epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon were written by Paul during the early part of his Roman imprisonment. Paul apparently wrote to the Colossian church because he had heard that false teachers had come to the city and were spreading erroneous doctrine in the young church. There are a number of helpful commentaries on Colossians and Philemon, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Pluralism and Relativism: “It’s All Relative” (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Feb 21, 2009 Category: Articles

    One of the most controversial issues of our day is that of abortion. It is tearing this country apart politically, economically, socially, and in every other way. Legislation is pending in every statehouse over the question of abortion. The issue is not whether or not it is all right to have an abortion if a person is subjected to rape or if the mother's life is in danger. Those are moral questions that theologians and students of ethics work with. The issue today is over the question of abortion on demand. Keep Reading
  • Pluralism and Relativism: “It’s All Relative” (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Feb 20, 2009 Category: Articles

    In the twentieth century, the buzz word that replaced evolution was relativity. We are all aware of the changes in our lives that have been brought about by the scientific revolution based on Einstein's theory of relativity. This is the atomic age. Our lives have been changed by the threat of nuclear war as well as by new possibilities of power from nuclear energy that exist as a result of Einstein's work. Keep Reading

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