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  • Ecclesiastical Myopia

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 11, 2008 Category: Articles

    Perhaps the most remarkable statement I ever heard a man utter from the pulpit was: "He has a penurious epistemology, which tends to be myopic." I was seated in the balcony of the church when that statement was made, and I could not restrain myself from laughing aloud. I nudged my wife Vesta and said, "I just might be the only person in the church who understood what that man said." What is a penurious epistemology? A penurious epistemology is a theory of knowledge that is poverty-stricken or on the verge of bankruptcy. Such a view of knowledge, if it tends towards myopia, is simply suffering a bad case of near-sightedness. I'm afraid that the American church suffers from a similar sort of myopia. Keep Reading
  • Holding the Rope

    from John Piper Nov 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    A shared vision for world missions is crucial in the life of the church. Why should world missions be fundamental in the ministry of the church? What do we mean by it? How do we go about it? What is your place in it? Consider these five points for building a vision of world missions in our congregations. Keep Reading
  • Preaching: the first essential mark of the Church

    from Chris Larson Nov 09, 2008 Category: Articles

    Evangelical pastors commonly state that biblical preaching is the hallmark of their calling. Nevertheless, a careful observer might come to a very different conclusion. The priority of preaching is simply not evident in far too many churches. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Galatians

    from Keith Mathison Nov 08, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Galatians is sometimes referred to as "the charter of Christian liberty." In it, Paul fights tooth and nail for the doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this epistle, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • The Old Mission Field

    from Gene Edward Veith Nov 07, 2008 Category: Articles

    Missionaries from Europe and America took Christianity to the ends of the earth and evangelized Africa and Asia. Now, as Christianity declines in the West, churches from the old mission field are the ones defending historic Christianity and are evangelizing Europe and America. Keep Reading
  • A Visible Word

    from Keith Mathison Nov 05, 2008 Category: Articles

    Robert Bruce (1551-1631) is not a household name, even among knowledgeable Reformed Christians. He was at one time, however, one of the most important leaders in the Church of Scotland. He was the successor of John Knox and James Lawson and preached at the Great Kirk of St. Giles in Edinburgh. St. Giles holds a prominent place in Reformation history, being the site where Knox preached his first sermon on the Reformation. The Mystery of the Lord's Supper (Christian Heritage) contains five sermons preached by Bruce at St. Giles in February and March of the year 1589. Keep Reading
  • Hear R.C. read The Prince’s Poison Cup

    from Chris Larson Nov 04, 2008 Category: Articles

    In the midst of the election cacophony, take a break and listen to today's Renewing Your Mind broadcast. Dr. Sproul provides a dramatic reading of his newest children's book The Prince's Poison Cup. Produced by John M. Duncan, this audiobook has a full musical score with sound effects. It's a delightful 16 minutes. Keep Reading
  • The World Upside Down

    from Burk Parsons Nov 04, 2008 Category: Articles

    It's hard to believe that it was nearly a decade ago that we witnessed the turn of the third millennium. If you recall, on New Year's Day several network TV stations featured live coverage from around the world. It was an international spectacle with an estimated viewing audience of more than one billion worldwide. With great intrigue I watched as each culture welcomed the new millennium in its own way according to the customs of its heritage. Fireworks, music, singing, dancing, parades- -- all in celebration of the new millennium. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2008

    from Various Nov 03, 2008 Category: Articles

    The November edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's theme is "The Church of Jesus Christ and its Impact Around the World." The issue looks at the global church, rejoicing in the worldwide witness of the Christian faith. Keep Reading
  • When an Architect Should “Take a Mulligan”

    from Keith Mathison Nov 02, 2008 Category: Articles

    I was recently skimming a book about Cambridge University and ran across a picture of the new Divinity Faculty building completed in 2000. Having looked at page after page of pictures of the centuries-old buildings of Cambridge, I was taken aback by the design chosen for this new structure. I decided to do an online search to see what the old building looked like.  It's quite a contrast. Here is a picture of the old Divinity Faculty building: Keep Reading

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