Message 9, Ask Ligonier with Burk Parsons (April 2019):

On April 16th, Burk Parsons joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube.


  1. Tell us about your experience answering biblical and theological questions. (0:59)
  2. How can the church encourage elders to better shepherd their congregations? (4:17)
  3. How can I avoid becoming puffed-up? (7:34)
  4. Why do you think it is that we have such a resistance to reformed theology? (10:27)
  5. Is it possible for anyone to know that they are saved? (13:21)
  6. How are creeds and confessions helpful? (18:46)
  7. Is it true, like many prosperity gospel preachers say, that God wants Christians to be rich? (21:09)
  8. What is the Great Commission, and what is your hope for your Ligonier series on the subject? How do you think it would help Christians and the local church? (23:51)
  9. Is there a percentage that Christians are supposed to tithe? (29:01)
  10. When it comes to interpreting the Bible, what are some principles that should guide us? (30:37)
  11. Is it important to know the moment of our regeneration? (33:49)
  12. Share with us your history with the Backstreet Boys. Do you regret the decision to not pursue a career in entertainment? (35:46)
  13. Is an ongoing struggle with an addiction a sign that someone is not a Christian? (45:07)
  14. If you could choose a reformer to have dinner with, who would it be and why? (49:27)
  15. Is it biblical to say “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin?” (51:23)
  16. Will we live on earth after the resurrection? (53:48)
  17. How do I know if I’m being called to be a pastor? (55:01)
  18. What are some practical ways to cultivate a renewed mind? (58:24)

Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith.