Ligonier Blog / Friday / January 15 / 2021


  • Wittenberg: The Protestant Rome?

    from Keith Mathison Oct 30, 2008 Category: Articles

    What happens when church marketing meets church history? Citizens of the German city of Wittenberg may soon find out. In honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's arrival in Wittenberg as a student and a monk, the leaders of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) have declared a "Luther Decade" -- a plan to rebuild German Protestantism. Keep Reading
  • Principles for Voting (audio)

    from Chris Larson Oct 29, 2008 Category: Articles

    Download and listen to this message by R.C. Sproul. This will also air nationwide next Monday on our Renewing Your Mind broadcast. Find your local station here. Keep Reading
  • The Power of Prayer (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 28, 2008 Category: Articles

    Prayer is the priestly function of carrying a petition to God. In Old Testament times two major classes of mediators functioned between God and his people: prophets and priests. Stated simply, the prophet was ordained by God to speak his divine Word to the people. The prophet spoke to the people for God. Conversely, the priest was ordained by God to be a spokesman for the people. The priest spoke to God for the people. Keep Reading
  • The Power of Prayer (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 27, 2008 Category: Articles

    The simple summaries Jesus gives are designed to encourage us to pray. We have not, he said, because we ask not. The pattern seems simple. We are to ask and we will receive. Elsewhere the New Testament expands the conditions, giving us a fuller view of what is involved in effective prayer. Below are five texts with the conditions that qualify the statements Jesus gives. Keep Reading
  • A New “Must Read” for Reformed Christians

    from Keith Mathison Oct 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    For the last several years, I have been hearing rumors of a book project that was being developed by Dr. James T. Dennison. According to the "word on the street," Dennison was working on a multi-volume work that would include most or all of the Reformed confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in English translation. Some of these confessions have long been available in English, but many have never before been translated. Occasionally, I would see references being made to this work on various blogs and forums, but I did not know when it would be complete. Keep Reading
  • Justin Taylor interviews Dr. Sproul about The Prince’s Poison Cup

    from Chris Larson Oct 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    Read it here. Keep Reading
  • The Power of Prayer (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    We are moved by the litany of faith that the author of Hebrews records in chapter 11 of that book. There we have the "Roll Call of Faith," which catalogues the heroic acts of biblical men and women of faith. Keep Reading
  • Get a free copy of Chosen By God

    from Karisa Schlehr Oct 23, 2008 Category: Articles

    For a limited time, first-time ministry contacts can receive a free pocket-size copy of Dr. Sproul's book, Chosen by God, by signing our online guestbook. Keep Reading
  • Pictures from the Encouragement Conference

    from John Cobb Oct 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    If you've followed this blog, you have most likely heard us reference our Pastors Conference as the Encouragement Conference. That title has been reinforced as many pastors have expressed the refreshment and encouragement they receive from the speakers, fellowship, and time in reflection. You can view pictures from the event here. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ecclesiastes

    from Keith Mathison Oct 18, 2008 Category: Articles

    Vanity of vanities! All is vanity. So begins the book of Ecclesiastes, one of the more difficult books of Scripture to interpret and apply. The book deals with questions of despair, suffering, and folly -- in other words, life in a fallen world. Ecclesiastes teaches us that life without God leads ultimately to futility. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this epistle, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading