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  • 5 Questions We Should Ask Ourselves Before Posting on Social Media

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 26, 2013 Category: Articles

    Cyberspace is not only infinite, but eternal. No matter how silly, foolish, embarrassing our thoughts might be, they will be allowed to merge onto the information superhighway. But, all the off-ramps are closed. Believing the best defense is a, well, great defense, here are five things we ought to ask ourselves before posting anything on social media. Keep Reading
  • What Makes You Proudest of Your Children?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 19, 2013 Category: Articles

    My son Reilly, 8, plays in little league. He drove a ball into the outfield last week. But what delighted me most was when he, playing third base, congratulated an opponent for knocking a ball into the outfield. In like manner I've been to Maili's recitals and come away impressed. Erin Claire has her mom's flair for crafts and for cleaning. Delaney has an obvious aptitude for photography. Campbell is both a great athlete and student. Darby has been blessed with the strengths of both her mother and me. And Donovan, soon to be 4, is just too cute for words. Keep Reading
  • Breaking Good

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 12, 2013 Category: Articles

    With its final episode airing recently we heard an awful lot lately about Breaking Bad, a program that told the fictional story of a high school teacher and family man who becomes a vicious killer and cooker of meth. Like watching a car wreck we all have a morbid interest, to mix a metaphor, in moral crash landings. We click on the links that tell us of the atrocities committed by Muslims against their own Christian neighbors. Our ears perk up when the news reports about the Ohio daycare worker who committed unspeakable acts on her charge. We want to know, what could possibly make a person do such a thing? Keep Reading
  • How Are You Doing a Year After Your Daughter’s Passing?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 05, 2013 Category: Articles

    It is never a good thing when the phone rings in the middle of the night. Neither is it a good thing when my phone rings in the middle of class, especially when the call is from home. I took the call. There was, understandably, some uncertainty on the other end of the line. I tore out of the classroom and into my car. I called my parents as I drove, tears distorting my view. My mother couldn't understand the words I struggled to say, "Shannon's gone." Keep Reading
  • Fairy Dust

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 28, 2013 Category: Articles

    It was Arthur C. Clarke who posited this law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I disagree. The technology need not be advanced at all. The truth is that the sole reason we don't see the world all around us as magic is that we are jaded, too cool for the school of wonder. A little fire, a little sand, a little care, a little gentle blowing, and presto chango, we have glass. That's magic that we now watch at Founders' Days fairs. A little water, a little sluice box, more fire, a hammer and some nuance, and abracadabra, we have a golden ring. Keep Reading
  • The Blessing of the Third Use of the Law

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 21, 2013 Category: Articles

    God's law serves at least three purposes, which Calvin wisely expressed. He affirmed that the law first serves as a mirror for us. It reveals the perfect character of God, and in so doing, it exposes our sin. This might be called the schoolmaster function. The law instructs us in our need for God's grace. It reveals His perfection, and our failure to measure up. It reveals our need for Christ. Keep Reading
  • Happy Birthday Dear

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 14, 2013 Category: Articles

    When we look to the future, most of us I suspect, expect to hit our three score and ten. Given the widespread strength in the west, still others are confident they will see four score years. We all acknowledge that we don't know the future, and that we are all living on borrowed time. Sometimes God reminds us. Keep Reading
  • Sexual Destruction

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 31, 2013 Category: Articles

    The serpent is more crafty than any of the beasts of the field. He attacks while retreating, retreating while attacking. He concedes this point, all the while making that point. He is both a tar baby and quicksilver. And we are fools for forgetting it. Keep Reading
  • The Greatest Theologian Among all the Sprouls

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 24, 2013 Category: Articles

    Monday was the 16th birthday of my little girl Shannon. And I am missing all that she taught me. Her nickname, well earned, is Princess Happy. Her happiness, however, was born less from easy circumstances, more from deep wells of gratitude. Keep Reading

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