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  • Minutes and Years

    from Tim Challies Mar 31, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Chad Van Dixhoorn is associate pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia, and senior research fellow at Wolfson College in Cambridge, UK. He has spent more than a decade studying the Westminster Assembly. In an interview in this month's edition of Tabletalk he tells about his interest in the Westminster Assembly, the project he has organized to collect books and manuscripts related to the Assembly and to make them publicly available. Many of these are now becoming available for the first time. Keep Reading
  • The End of Soap Oprah

    from Tim Challies Mar 29, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The passing of the Oprah Winfrey Show is surely worthy of being described with that most overworked of clichés, as 'the end of an era.' Except, of course, it is not the end of an era so much as the morphing of Ms. Winfrey’s career into a new form. It is hard to imagine that the public has seen the last of her, and the values and culture that her show represented are here for the foreseeable future. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 13 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 26, 2011 Category: Events

    The final session of this year National Conference went to John Piper who was asked to reflect on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his groundbreaking book Desiring God. Much of what he did this morning was summarize what he has been teaching all these years, because in all these years, he has not changed the focus of his ministry. But he sought to address some of the misunderstandings and to fill in some of the gaps that have been raised in the years since he wrote the book. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 11 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 26, 2011 Category: Events

    We have already come to the final day—the final half-day, really—of the 2011 National Conference. We began the day with a session led by John Piper whose topic was “Let the Nations Be Glad.” He took as his text Psalm 67. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 8 (John Piper)

    from Tim Challies Mar 25, 2011 Category: Events

    The 2011 Ligonier Ministries National Conference continued this afternoon with a session led by John Piper. This was a kind of autobiographical address in which Piper explained how he came to see the importance of not wasting his life. Keep Reading
  • 2011 Ligonier National Conference - Session 5 (R.C. Sproul)

    from Tim Challies Mar 25, 2011 Category: Events

    R.C. Sproul began the second day of the Ligonier Ministries National Conference with a talk titled “Defending the Faith.” This was a talk on apologetics, reminding us that every Christian is responsible to be able to defend the faith. Dr. Sproul spoke at length about Augustine and Augustine’s attempts to defend the symbiotic relationship between faith and reason. Augustine wanted to reach an assurance of our faith that is at the level of certainty. Today most apologists believe that philosophical certainty about issues like the existence of God is a fool’s errand doomed to failure. Augustine did not share that view and neither does Sproul. Keep Reading
  • 2011 National Conference - Session 1 (R.C. Sproul)

    from Tim Challies Mar 24, 2011 Category: Events

    This afternoon marks the beginning of the 24th Ligonier Ministries National Conference. This year’s conference is titled “Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God.” It brings together the ministries of R.C. Sproul and John Piper. Keep Reading
  • Listening Before Answering

    from Tim Challies Mar 24, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "It is arrogant to answer before you hear. Humility does not presume that it knows precisely what a person is asking until the questioner has finished asking the question. How many times have I jumped to a wrong conclusion by starting to formulate my answer before I heard the whole question! Often it is the last word in the question that turns the whole thing around and makes you realize that the questioner is not asking what you thought he was." Keep Reading
  • Links We Liked (3/19/11)

    from Tim Challies Mar 19, 2011 Category: Articles

    Here is a round-up of some of the notable blogs and articles our team read this week. Keep Reading
  • It Takes a Church to Raise a Child

    from Tim Challies Mar 17, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    You've got to love the title of this one: "It Takes a Church to Raise a Child." Rev. Mark Bates is senior pastor of Village Seven Presbyterian Church and is a Bible teacher at Evangelical Christian Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And in the March issue of Tabletalk he writes about parenting saying, "Parenting is not for the faint of heart..." Keep Reading