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  • Ligonier National Conference - Thabiti Anyabwile

    from Tim Challies Mar 20, 2009 Category: Articles

    Late this afternoon we heard from Thabiti Anyabwile on "Cosmic Treason: Sin & the Holiness of God." He began by joking that his name is Swahili and roughly translated means "suffering for Jesus in the Cayman Islands." And then he got down to business. He read Numbers 25 and divided his exposition of this chapter into four sections. He wanted to use this passage to make some observations about sin as cosmic treason. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Q&A Session II

    from Tim Challies Mar 20, 2009 Category: Articles

    After lunch today we enjoyed a Q&A session. R.C. Sproul moderated discussion between Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul Jr. and Alistair Begg. At first I wrote down both the questions and answers, at least as best as I was able. But as time went on, it became quite clear that this was really a kind of discussion between friends. And a discussion is hard to adequately summarize in just a few lines and a few scattered sentences. A straight Q&A is typically straightforward, but this kind of conversation or discussion and all the back-and-forth it involves is quite difficult to do justice to. What I thought I would do, then, is share with you the topics they discussed and leave it to you to find the audio files so you can listen along. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Alistair Begg

    from Tim Challies Mar 20, 2009 Category: Articles

    This morning Alistair Begg preached on "The Breath of the Almighty: The Holy Spirit" and used as his text John 16:5-15. I jotted down some notes... Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - R.C. Sproul

    from Tim Challies Mar 19, 2009 Category: Articles

    The subject of God's holiness has been a theme at Ligonier Ministries since its infancy and it is good to revisit that theme this year, one year before Sproul's book The Holiness of God reaches its twenty-fifth anniversary. And who better to introduce the subject and kick of the conference proper than Dr. Sproul? He preached tonight from Isaiah 45:1-8. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Q&A Session I

    from Alex Chediak Mar 19, 2009 Category: Articles

    The panel consisted of Steve Lawson, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, and Sinclair Ferguson.  John Duncan asked the questions. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Sinclair Ferguson

    from Tim Challies Mar 19, 2009 Category: Articles

    After a rather tasty lunch we gathered again, this time to hear Sinclair Ferguson speak about "The Doctrines of Grace." He began by reading Ephesians 1 and said that no man has had a greater impact on his thinking than John Calvin. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Ligon Duncan

    from Alex Chediak Mar 19, 2009 Category: Articles

    J. Ligon Duncan III is the senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss., and adjunct professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Dr. Duncan has written, edited, and contributed to several books including Preaching the Cross, Women's Ministry in the Local Church, and Should We Leave Our Churches?, and Fear Not! Keep Reading
  • Thanks Be to God

    from Knox Chamblin Mar 17, 2009 Category: Articles

    In December 2008, I turned seventy-three. Invited by Tabletalk to address younger generations "on matters pertinent to the faith," I thought of Psalm 71, the prayer of an elderly man. Says verse 18: "So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come." I seek to do so now. Keep Reading
  • All Hail the Power

    from Chris Donato Mar 16, 2009 Category: Articles

    "In Jesus' name we pray, Amen." Is this just habit, a formal closing in public prayer? Or, is it a powerful declaration that we who pray in that name are in him to whom that name belongs? Well, Christians from the time of Christ onward have prayed in the name of God's Son. But only for the past two-hundred years or so has that name been relegated to the end of every prayer. Even though in many prayers it may be added as an afterthought, a nice closing that informs others in the room the prayer is about to end, the practice itself became popular during this modern era when the deity of the Son was being everywhere challenged. Ending petitions to the Father in the name of Jesus was a way for orthodox Christians to defend his divinity. Keep Reading
  • Our Propensity for Ego

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 15, 2009 Category: Articles

    If we would seek to preach to the mind, we also must encourage those in our hearing to receive the Word preached with their minds. The habits of their hearts will be shaped by the habits of their minds. If, strangely, they listen only to check the preacher's level of orthodoxy, if they seek only to have their intellects tickled, if they attend to preaching only that they might show forth their own erudition, it is not their minds but their egos that are not being preached to. Just as a deep and complex sermon, rather than a simple and straightforward one, can be a sign of a preacher getting in the way, a deep and complex analysis of a sermon by the adept layman can be a sign of a congregant getting in the way. Our minds always need to be exhorted to beware our propensity for ego. Keep Reading

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