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  • Missing Missing

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 07, 2012 Category: Articles

    My wife would be pleased with me. As I do far too infrequently, I uncluttered my desk today. You should see how nice it looks. In so doing, however, I came across another old stack of sympathy cards sent months ago from friends and strangers. I read through them, and found myself lonesome for a surprising time, the day my Denise went on to glory. In a previous piece I wrote about how, crossing the barrier of forty days of mourning made me fear that I would miss Denise all the more. I suggested that the more I mourned the more it seemed she was with me. Turns out I was right. Keep Reading
  • Is It True That God Blesses Those Who Bless Israel and Curses Those Who Curse Israel?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 31, 2012 Category: Articles

    It must be true, because this is what God says, isn't it? Well, actually God says this, "I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 12:3). Keep Reading
  • Best Resources on Reformed Theology

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 27, 2012 Category: Articles

    Here is a crowd-sourced list of the best resources that introduce or grow Christians in their understanding of Reformed theology and the doctrines of grace. Keep Reading
  • Diagnosing Diagnostics

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 24, 2012 Category: Articles

    When you have a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail. In like manner, when you have a wrench everything looks like a bolt. Any given tool empowers us and tempts us. It makes easier the task for which the tool was designed, while tempting us to think that every problem will be solved by it, every question answered by it. Keep Reading
  • Enlightened Self-Interest

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 20, 2012 Category: Articles

    The last Saturday in October is perhaps my favorite day of the year. The Southwest Virginia church I served for more than a dozen years has a grand celebration every year on that day. The people celebrate the grace of God in bringing us the Reformation, which began October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg. The celebration includes a telling of the story of Martin Luther to the children around a bonfire with s'mores. (I told the story when we lived there.) It includes contests in cooking chili and in cooking pies. It includes a grand street fair, with fresh fried doughnuts, barbeque, and hot french fries. All Ninety-Five of the theses are recited. Children and adults sing and play their instruments. And as the day draws to a close, the people dance. They dance with each other. They dance before the watching world. Most of all, they dance for the pleasure of our King and Redeemer. It's a wonderful day, celebrating a glorious gospel. Keep Reading

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