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  • A Sower Went Out To Sow…

    from Burk Parsons Jun 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    Church historian Mark Noll writes, "In many ways, the defining figure in the history of American evangelicalism is the eighteenth-century revivalist George Whitefield." Prior to America's declaration of independence from England, the Calvinist preacher from England turned the colonies upside down and led America to its knees in the First Great Awakening. Whitefield's passionate preaching drew crowds in the tens of thousands as townspeople went to the fields. Keep Reading
  • Plans for Ligonier’s New Campus Move Forward

    from Randi Walter Jun 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    Architectural plans for the three main structures now situated on Ligonier's new campus have been approved by Seminole County in central Florida. This allows for project development to move forward for Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, Ligonier International Headquarters, and Shadowlake Studios, which will house our new media center. Keep Reading
  • Seeking After God

    from R.C. Sproul Jun 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    How many times have you heard Christians say (or heard the words from your own mouth), "So-and-so is not a Christian but he's searching"? It is a common statement among Christians. The idea is that there are people all over the place who are searching for God. Their problem is that they just haven't been able to find Him. He is playing hide-and-seek. He is elusive. Keep Reading
  • The Gnostic Ghosts That Haunt Us

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 02, 2009 Category: Articles

    I was reminded this afternoon of a liturgy within a liturgy that I practice. My two youngest daughters, Erin Claire and Maili had their first dance recital. They are a part of a small ballet group made up of homeschooled little girls in our broader community. They danced beautifully, received their applause, smiled as only little girls can, and came and sat beside me, giving and receiving hugs. The entire rest of the family was there to cheer them on. The second dance troupe was a little older, and they danced to Pachelbel's Canon in D. As they danced I glanced over at my eleven year old daughter Shannon, smiling joyfully as she took in both the music and dancing. She sat there in her wheelchair and rejoiced. Keep Reading
  • Discover the Life and Wisdom of John Calvin

    from Karisa Schlehr May 31, 2009 Category: Articles

    Here is a collection of resources about Calvin, a full collection of books and sermons by Calvin that are currently in print, and words of wisdom from the Reformer himself. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Zechariah

    from Keith Mathison May 30, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of Zechariah is the lengthiest of the so-called Minor Prophets and one of the most difficult books in the Old Testament. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Zechariah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • The Meaning of God’s Will (pt. 5)

    from R.C. Sproul May 29, 2009 Category: Articles

    Pursuing knowledge of the will of God is not an abstract science designed to titillate the intellect or to convey the kind of knowledge that "puffs up" but fails to edify. An understanding of the will of God is a desperately important matter for every Christian seeking to live a life that is pleasing to his or her Creator. It is a very practical thing for us to know what God wants for our lives. A Christian asks, "What are my marching orders? What should my role be in contributing to the establishment of the kingdom of God? What does God want me to do with my life?" lt is inconceivable that a Christian could live for very long without coming face-to-face with these gripping questions. Keep Reading
  • The Meaning of God’s Will (pt. 4)

    from R.C. Sproul May 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    This aspect of the will of God refers to what is pleasing and agreeable to God. It expresses something of the attitude of God to his creatures. Some things are "well pleasing in his sight," while other things are said to grieve him. He may allow (but not via moral permission) wicked things to transpire, but he is by no means pleased by them. Keep Reading
  • Two Kingdoms, One God

    from Keith Mathison May 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    Without a doubt, the greatest theologian in the first thousand years of the church was Augustine of Hippo (354-430). His voluminous theological, exegetical, and devotional writings have had a lasting impact and continue to be studied to this day. One of Augustine's greatest works is The City of God, written to defend the Christian faith from its pagan attackers as the Roman Empire was collapsing. It is one of the most influential books ever written. The City of God is available in a number of English translations, but one of the clearest and most readable is the translation by Henry Bettenson in the Penguin Classics series. Keep Reading
  • Love Letters

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 26, 2009 Category: Articles

    It is a strange habit, though I am often caught in its grip. Why is it, I wonder, that we find ourselves so often longing for those days of the early church? Where did we begin to confuse the descriptive with the prescriptive, using what was the church once upon a time as a guide to what the church should be in our own day? The source of this foolishness is likely more Rousseau and likely less the Bible. Rousseau was the father of the modern Romantic movement who argued that man is basically good and that it is the debilitating effects of culture that always make things worse. The more primitive we can get, the better off we will be. Buying into that template, we find the early church to be our ideal. Keep Reading

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