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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Haggai

    from Keith Mathison May 16, 2009 Category: Articles

    It was almost twenty years after the decree of Cyrus when the prophet Haggai was called to bring the word of God to the people of Jerusalem in 520 B.C. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Haggai, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of 1 Peter

    from Keith Mathison May 09, 2009 Category: Articles

    It appears that the first epistle of Peter was written by the apostle from Rome sometime around A.D. 62-63, immediately before severe persecution began under Nero. The letter was written to Christians in Asia Minor (1:1) who were already suffering for their Christian faith. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of 1 Peter, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Viewing Calvin at the Bottom of a Deep Well

    from Keith Mathison May 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    The nineteenth-century Roman Catholic theologian George Tyrrell once criticized Adolf von Harnack's liberal view of Jesus in these now famous words: "The Christ that Harnack sees, looking back through nineteen centuries of Catholic darkness, is only the reflection of a Liberal Protestant face, seen at the bottom of a deep well." In other words, nineteenth-century liberals projected their own values and ideals onto Jesus and then used this man-made Jesus to support those values and ideals. Keep Reading
  • Announcing Winter 2010 D.Min. Courses

    from Keith Mathison May 04, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Ligonier Academy is pleased to announce the courses that will be offered in January 2010 as part of our Doctor of Ministry program. For more information on this new program, please visit the Ligonier Academy Doctor of Ministry website. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Zephaniah

    from Keith Mathison May 02, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of the prophet Zephaniah indicates that he ministered during the reign of Josiah (640-609), the last of the godly kings of Judah (cf. Zeph. 1:1). There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Zephaniah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Has Science Buried God?

    from Keith Mathison May 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    One of the most common ways of looking at the relationship between science and faith is the conflict thesis, which posits an inherent conflict between science and religion. The conflict thesis was popularized in the nineteenth century by John William Draper and by Andrew Dickson White. Despite the acknowledged poor scholarship underlying these works, the conflict thesis has persisted among both believers and unbelievers. Today, some scientists, including Peter Atkins, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins, are asserting that there should no longer be any conflict because science has shown us either that God does not exist or that God almost certainly does not exist. Keep Reading
  • Introducing the Certificate Program at Ligonier Academy

    from Keith Mathison Apr 28, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Ligonier Ministries is pleased to announce that we are now taking registrations for the Certificate Program of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies.  Keep Reading
  • Another Doubter of Darwin Goes Public

    from Keith Mathison Apr 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    Although books related to the never-ending discussion of the pros and cons of Darwinism are constantly rolling off the presses, there are only a few that have the potential to mark a major turning point in the debate. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of James

    from Keith Mathison Apr 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of James is possibly the earliest writing found in the New Testament canon. It was likely written after Paul began to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles but before he and James met at the Jerusalem Council (cf. Acts 15). There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of James, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Habakkuk

    from Keith Mathison Apr 18, 2009 Category: Articles

    As his book reveals, Habakkuk understands why God is punishing his disobedient people, but he does not understand why God is using a wicked nation as his instrument of judgment. The book deals with this question and the required response of faithful trust in God. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Habakkuk, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading

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