Ligonier Blog / Sunday / August 1 / 2021


  • Book Review: The Holy Trinity by Robert Letham

    from Keith Mathison May 26, 2008 Category: Book Reviews

    As Robert Letham observes in his new book, "For the vast majority of Christians, including most ministers and theological students, the Trinity is still a mathematical conundrum, full of imposing philosophical jargon, relegated to an obscure alcove, remote from daily life" (p. 1). In 1967, the Roman Catholic theologian Karl Rahner made a now famous comment along similar lines, saying, "We must be willing to admit that, should the doctrine of the Trinity have to be dropped as false, the major part of religious literature could well remain virtually unchanged" (cited in Letham, p. 291). Keep Reading
  • The Courage to Be Protestant by David F. Wells

    from Keith Mathison Apr 23, 2008 Category: Articles

    It's been fifteen years since the publication of David Wells' No Place For Truth. This outstanding volume was followed by God in the Wasteland, Losing Our Virtue, and Above All Earthly Pow'rs. The fifth and final volume in this series was published on April 14, 2008 by Eerdmans Publishing Company. Titled The Courage to be Protestant: Truth Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World, this volume looks to be as beneficial as the preceding volumes. Keep Reading
  • When Pastors Get Discouraged

    from Chris Larson Apr 17, 2008 Category: Events

    Here are a few moments with the speakers and Dr. Sproul at yesterday's panel discussion. Keep Reading
  • R.C. Sproul Interviews Ben Stein

    from Keith Mathison Mar 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    About six weeks ago, Mr. Ben Stein joined Dr. R.C. Sproul for a delightful and stimulating conversation about the current state of free scientific inquiry in academia. We have posted the video below. Keep Reading
  • The Resurrection of Jesus

    from Chris Larson Mar 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    A week ago, C.J. Mahaney presented a message at the Ligonier national conference based on 1 Corinthians 15:17, "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins." Keep Reading
  • Thanks for a Great Conference

    from John Duncan Mar 17, 2008 Category: Events

    Our thanks to all our students and ministry partners who attended last week's National Conference. It was a pleasure to meet so many new friends and catch up with old ones. The team at Ligonier benefits from hearing your encouragement and your testimonies about the effects of this ministry in your lives. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - R.C. Sproul - (II)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 15, 2008 Category: Events

    Dr. R.C. Sproul's second and final conference message was entitled "Counted Righteous in Christ (Imputation)." He began by reading Genesis 15:1-6, where we learn that Abraham believed God, and God "counted it to him as righteousness." Dr. Sproul then read from Romans 4:1-8, where we see Paul hearkening back to Abraham as "Exhibit A" of how righteousness is obtained before God. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Sinclair Ferguson (II)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 15, 2008 Category: Events

    In his second and final conference message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson spoke on the theme "The Nature of Saving Faith." Dr. Ferguson took his text from Romans 3:19-4:2, but also read several verses on the results of saving faith from Romans 5. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - R.C. Sproul (I)

    from Tim Challies Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    This afternoon we finally got to hear from R.C. Sproul. He chose to speak from a few verses in Galatians 1 and 2 and said that he has probably preached this message 100 times in the past. He provided a brief defense of the importance of the doctrine of justification by faith alone (or sola fide) and followed that with a short exposition of this doctrine.  Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - C.J. Mahaney

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Pastor Mahaney's topic was "The Resurrection of Jesus" and his text was I Corinthians 15:17.  Although Easter is right around the corner, we tend to keep the topic of death as far away from us as possible. Yet we must remember that our hope as Christians is not in the avoidance of death, but in the triumph of Christ over death. Pastor Mahaney noted that his purpose today was pastoral and personal. He wanted to apply the doctrine of the resurrection to our souls - and specifically as it relates to death. Keep Reading