Jan 2, 2013

Best of 2012: Ligonier Blog

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To mark the beginning of 2013, we've gone back and collected some of the most popular blog posts from the past year.

TULIP and Reformed Theology by R.C. Sproul

"The Reformed faith involves many other elements of theological and ecclesiastical confession. However, these are the five controversial points of Reformed theology, and they are the ones that are popularly seen as distinctive to this particular confession."

3 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Pastor by R.C. Sproul Jr.

"Most of us, most of the time, love our pastor, and are grateful for him. Few of us, however, understand that he needs encouragement... Here are three simple ideas."

Calvinism & Enjoyable Christian Experience by Sinclair Ferguson

"Calvinism—at least in its consistent forms—has never been merely cerebral. The history of Reformed Christianity is also the story of the highest order of spiritual experience."

What is the Rapture? by R.C. Sproul

"The rapture is the miraculous transportation of all living Christians to heaven at the return of Jesus. There is a lot of misinformation about this event..."

10 Books (and One Letter) Every New Calvinist Needs to Read by Keith Mathison

"I offer here a suggested reading list for those who are new to the Reformed faith and who wish to know where to begin in their studies."

4 Responses to the Challenge of Same-Sex Unions by Albert Mohler

"We are facing a true moral inversion — a system of moral understandings turned upside down. Where homosexuality was even recently condemned by the society, now it is considered a sin to believe that homosexuality is wrong in any way."

Top Ten R.C. Sproul Lectures by Robert Rothwell

"One of the great joys of writing the daily studies for Tabletalk and performing various other editorial tasks is that I must regularly listen to the teaching series that Ligonier Ministries has produced."

4 Disturbing Trends in the Contemporary Church by Michael Horton

"According to several studies, American evangelicals generally do not know what they believe and why they believe it... Here are a few of the disturbing trends that need to be checked and reformed in contemporary church life."

Principles for Voting by R.C. Sproul

"When you enter the voting booth, don't leave your Christianity in the parking lot. And be bold to speak on these issues, even if it means somebody picks up a rock and throws it in your head."

The Secret to Spurgeon's Evangelistic Ministry by Steven Lawson

"Charles Spurgeon believed that if he was to be used effectively in evangelism, he must have a comprehensive knowledge of the Scriptures."

John Calvin's 4 Rules of Prayer by Joel Beeke

"For John Calvin, prayer cannot be accomplished without discipline. He writes, 'Unless we fix certain hours in the day for prayer, it easily slips from our memory.'"

Thank you for your support as you've read and shared our posts with family and friends. We look forward, Lord willing, to another edifying and God glorifying year in 2013 on the Ligonier Blog.