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  • What Is the Function of Creeds?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 28, 2015 Category: Articles

    To too many the creeds are a dusty vestige of a happily distant past. They were written centuries ago, born out of abstract battles whose players we can't even name. Isn't it just better to love each other and not get caught up in all those silly questions? Keep Reading
  • What Makes a Man a Hero?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 07, 2015 Category: Articles

    The hero is the one who knows from top to bottom that he is not a hero. The hero moves through his days not only aware of his moral failures, but of his dependence on the grace of God in all its manifestations. He must know, increasingly, how weak and needy he is. Keep Reading
  • Valentine the Brave

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 14, 2015 Category: Articles

    As a rule, men are relational dolts. From an early age girls develop sophisticated communications arrays, whereby they are able to simultaneously translate what anyone says, whether with words, expression or body language, into what they actually mean. They know from birth that when a genteel southern woman tells them, "Well bless your heart" that war has been declared. Men, on the other hand, are tone deaf and body language blind. Keep Reading
  • We’re Only Human

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 07, 2015 Category: Articles

    We had been through what was, up to that point, the most trying season of our lives. We had watched as our beloved church was torn apart by sin, slander and pride, too much of it our own. Relationships had been broken, reputations dragged through the mud. Keep Reading
  • Why Does God Love Us?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 31, 2015 Category: Articles

    It might be a sound argument as to why He ought not to love us that we find this question surprising. It is because of our sin, our pride, our egos that we think ourselves worthy of His love, as if we are owed such. The truth is we are by nature rebels against His reign, would-be dei-cides, dead in our trespasses and sins. Keep Reading
  • 7 Truths We Have Forgotten

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 03, 2015 Category: Articles

    Every generation has not just its blind spots, but its amnesiac moments—truths once held, even honored, that the rising generation let go of. One might call these things "Slipping Off the Shoulders of Giants." Here are seven truths our fathers in the faith grasped that we have forgotten: Keep Reading
  • What Should We Be on Our Guard for as Our Children Grow Older?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 27, 2014 Category: Articles

    In the end, it is likely that our own pride will be the tipping point one way or the other. Our children will struggle with our pride if it drives us to push them to appear to others as better than they are. That is, if your children are persuaded that our motive for their obedience is our pride rather than their well being, they won't play along. Keep Reading
  • What’s Your Favorite Part of the Advent Season?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 20, 2014 Category: Articles

    I confess that I am a profoundly nostalgic man. My daydreams typically focus less on an imagined future and more on a remembered past. Keep Reading
  • The End of the World As We Know It

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 13, 2014 Category: Articles

    The culture wars are not a simple battle over swear words on television, or which performance artists get federal grants. Those kinds of issues are so many dandelions growing atop a toxic waste dump. The leading issues of our day, the destruction of marriage and the wanton murder of the unborn, on the other hand, are no mere social ills or skirmishes we are losing. Keep Reading
  • Should We Take up an Offering during the Worship Service?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 06, 2014 Category: Articles

    Too often we look at the presentation of our tithes and offerings as some sort of commercial time out—that portion of the service where we tend to the necessary business of financing the work of the church. It's sort of like a smoking break—necessary for some, a bit of an intrusion, and not a little unseemly. Keep Reading

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