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    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 15, 2014 Category: Articles

    Rhetoric is a slippery device. Sometimes we use it to obfuscate, sometimes to clarify. Sometimes, however, our attempts to clarify betray us, and we end up obfuscating. Keep Reading
  • Shakespeare on Love: King Lear

    from L. Michael Morales Feb 12, 2014 Category: Articles

    Throughout his magnificent corpus of plays, William Shakespeare explored several themes, continually developing them through the dynamic possibilities of drama. He would create characters and then explore their interrelationships by pressing them into different trials and settings. Some of these recurring themes include the nature of man, liberty, judgment, the political project, mercy and forgiveness, and love. We will consider "the greatest of these" by taking a brief look at King Lear, hoping to demonstrate that Shakespeare's understanding of love is a refreshingly Christian understanding. Keep Reading
  • What, if You Could Have Only One Word, Would You Want on Your Tombstone?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 08, 2014 Category: Articles

    This question goes back twenty years. It was asked of me by my friend and co-laborer Laurence Windham. Laurence has a preternatural gift of asking what he calls "diagnostic questions," questions that slip into ordinary conversation that end up, before we know what has happened, exposing our souls. Keep Reading
  • Legalistic Relativists

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 01, 2014 Category: Articles

    The appeal of ethical relativism is rather plain to see. If there is no right and wrong then I can't be convicted of any wrong. Ethical relativism allows me to write my own law, to edit on the fly, to finish "I may do this . . . " with an unassailable ". . . because I want to." Desire becomes its own justification. My will becomes my law. Keep Reading

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