The Early Symptoms of Spiritual Danger | Sinclair Ferguson

from I can still recall the conversation although it took place more than three decades ago. A shocked friend asked, “Have you heard that Sarah is no longer a Christian?” What was so alarming to my friend was that Sarah had been one of the most influential, and apparently fruitful, members of her Inter-Varsity […]

A Calvinist Evangelist? | Keith Mathison

from Ligonier Ministries The God-ordained means of evangelism is His own Word. It is through the proclamation of God’s Word that the Holy Spirit effectually works faith in men’s hearts. The specific message of evangelism is the gospel. Paul summarizes this message in 1 Corinthians 15:3–5: “For I delivered to you as of first importance […]

The State of Theology: What’s Our Theological Temperature? | Stephen Nichols

from What is our theological temperature? To answer this question, we recently partnered with Lifeway Research to conduct a poll of 43 questions relating to the doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, sin, salvation, the Bible, the church, and ethics. You can read all about the survey and see all the results at […]

From Brokenness to Mission is the Human Pattern

From Ligonier blog Dr. R.C. Sproul conveys a powerful gospel dynamic here from Isaiah 6: There is a pattern here, a pattern repeated in history. God appears, people quake in terror, God forgives and heals, God sends. From brokenness to mission is the human pattern. When God asked, “Whom shall I send?” Isaiah understood the force […]