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  • What Does it Take to Write Well?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 06, 2013 Category: Articles

    Though it is most often attributed to the great sports writer Red Smith, no one knows for sure who first bled this great insight—"Writing is easy. You just open a vein and bleed." Like all great metaphors, this one invites us to slow down and examine its many facets. Keep Reading
  • He Is a Kind Man

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 30, 2013 Category: Articles

    Most of the people who know my father know him in one of two contexts, either as a preacher or as a teacher. His skills in both forms need no cataloging by me. They are as obvious as a profoundly obvious thing. His engaging style, whether behind the pulpit, or behind the pen is so personal that many feel like they know him. But while he is genuine and honest as a writer and speaker, those media do not leave much room for displaying genuine kindness. That requires real interpersonal relationship. Keep Reading
  • Is it True That “If You Don’t Have a Conversion Story You Don’t Have a Conversion”?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 23, 2013 Category: Articles

    Sure it is. As long as what we mean by "having a conversion story" is broad enough to include, "I have loved and depended on the finished work of Christ as far back as I can remember." Sadly, it is unlikely this is what people who say such things mean. Keep Reading
  • The End of the World as We Know It

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 16, 2013 Category: Articles

    We are a worldly people and we know it. Trouble is, we don't know it well enough. As the broader western culture sinks more deeply into the moral abyss, as even our anemic and apologetic Christianity is vilified and judged it becomes all too easy to awaken to the dangers of worldliness. And of course our worldliness is easy enough to find. Keep Reading
  • Following the Leader

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 09, 2013 Category: Articles

    I don't much care for physics. Never did. That, of course, doesn't keep me from being grateful for physicists, and for engineers. This message has reached you through the labors of men who do care about such things. But usually when physicists start talking about wormholes, or engineers start talking about heat transfer rates, my mind begins to wander. Keep Reading
  • Do Minimum Wage Laws Help Either the Poor or the Overall Economy?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 02, 2013 Category: Articles

    No, on both counts. Our labor is a service. Its value is determined neither by law nor by wish but by the market. All of us, I suspect, would love to be paid $1,000 an hour. Given that all of us would want this, why don't we pass a law stating no one could be paid less than $1,000 an hour? Were we to do so, I suspect that some athletes, some rock stars and perhaps a few actors would still be employed. The rest of us, however, would be out of work. There is no employer out there willing to pay me that much. (If you disagree, by all means, let me know who they are.) Keep Reading
  • Seeing Beyond The Shadowlands

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 23, 2013 Category: Articles

    It has long been my contention that the Reformed church never quite got over the Enlightenment. While we rightly reject this premise and that conclusion at the heart of the Enlightenment experiment, we still drink deep of its spirit. Keep Reading
  • Raising the Dread

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 16, 2013 Category: Articles

    It was a tree I had climbed dozens of times. It was base when we played hide and seek, our meeting place for planning the day's play. It was, one could argue, the epicenter of my childhood. Keep Reading
  • Blackboard Priesthood

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 09, 2013 Category: Articles

    Education is the sacrament of the Enlightenment. That is, when people caught up in enlightenment thinking, whether inside or outside the church, see a problem, their means of grace of choice is ever and always more education. Keep Reading
  • Do Christians Have a Moral Obligation to Boycott Companies that Support Unbiblical Causes?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 02, 2013 Category: Articles

    No. Christians, of course disagree on this. And when we disagree we can usually expect someone to trot out the whole "meat offered to idols" and weaker brother texts discussion in I Corinthians and Romans respectively. Neither of these texts, however, were given to us to squelch discussion nor to leave us blind to moral absolutes. Keep Reading

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