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  • An Epic in the Making

    from Gene Edward Veith Dec 09, 2008 Category: Articles

    The theme of this month's Tabletalk is Paradise Lost, which is the title of what most critics would agree is the greatest poem in the English language. John Milton (whose 400th birthday we celebrate today on December 9) was an English puritan revolutionary who helped overthrow King Charles I but whose hopes for a free republic were dashed with the restoration of the monarchy. Narrowly avoiding the death penalty, Milton lost everything. His first marriage was unhappy. After his wife died, he married again, only to have her die in childbirth. He also went blind. In his enforced leisure, Milton, trying to justify the ways of God to himself, turned to Scripture and began an epic meditation on the fall, imagining as no one had done before or since what Eden must have been like, why Satan hates us so, why Eve and Adam ate the fruit, and how the Son of God restores us to a "paradise regained." Keep Reading
  • The Priorities of Preaching

    from Albert Mohler Dec 07, 2008 Category: Articles

    Sometimes it happens that preaching the Word is met with antipathy and resistance. Why? Because "the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword" (Heb. 4:12a). And as the Lord spoke to His prophet Isaiah, "[My Word] will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire" (55:11b). Sometimes this means that God uses the Word to rebuke and correct His people. And it is the preacher who must speak that word and reap the response. Sometimes preachers are ejected and fired. That is simply one of the realities of pulpit ministry. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Lamentations

    from Keith Mathison Dec 06, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Lamentations was written soon after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. It consists of five poetic songs of lament. It is not among the most popular Old Testament books, but it repays careful study. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Standing Together for the Gospel

    from Karisa Schlehr Dec 05, 2008 Category: Articles

    Together for the Gospel (T4G) began as a friendship. These friends differed on a number of theological issues, but they were committed to standing together for the main thing -- the gospel of Jesus Christ. So they began a conference which occurs every two years and aims principally at encouraging other pastors to do the same -- to stand together for the gospel. Keep Reading
  • RC reading to his Ella Ruth

    from Keith Mathison Dec 04, 2008 Category: Articles

    For those who don't know, "Ella Ruth" is the name of the main character in Dr. Sproul's newest children's book, The Prince's Poison Cup. She's also his first great-granddaughter to whom the book is dedicated. This tender photo was taken last weekend. Keep Reading
  • Christmas according to the Apostle Paul — Gal 4:4-5 (Pt. 3 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 04, 2008 Category: Articles

    In the two previous installment in our series on Gal 4:4-5, we have learned four features of the Apostle's answer to the question, what Child is this who was born at Christmas? We have focused on the Child as the heart of history, on two circumstances of His birth, and on the purpose of His coming.  In this final installment we learn two more features of Christmas according to Paul. Keep Reading
  • Christmas according to the Apostle Paul — Gal 4:4-5 (Pt. 2 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 03, 2008 Category: Articles

    In our first installment in this series on Christmas according to Paul, we learned that, for the Apostle, Jesus is the Child for whom all of time had waited and who was born of a woman. In the second part of our series, we learn two more truths about Christmas from Paul as he writes in Gal 4:4-5. Keep Reading
  • Goodsearch: A New Way To Support Ligonier Ministries

    from Kaki Cobb Dec 02, 2008 Category: Articles

    What if Ligonier Ministries earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support Ligonier's outreach? is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up. Keep Reading
  • Christmas according to the Apostle Paul — Gal 4:4-5 (Pt. 1 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 02, 2008 Category: Articles

    One of the most beloved carols that Christians sing during the Christmas season is that of William C. Dix, What Child is This? As few other carols do, the lyrics of this selection prompt us to contemplate the identity, the person and work, of the Babe in the manger. In fact, the carol politely but persistently presses us to answer the question: is this Child truly a holy infant or a mere holiday infant? Keep Reading
  • Reformed Resources at Reduced Prices (Pt. 3)

    from Karisa Schlehr Dec 01, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Internet Specials page is a great place to find special discounts available for a limited time for our online shoppers. Here are more highlights of our current offerings. Keep Reading