Reformed Theological Seminary – Ronald Nash

Are you ready to work your imagination?  Ok. Picture Rush Limbaugh.  Um, no.  Correction.  Think of the good qualities of Rush Limbaugh… his sense of humor, his keen wit, his infectious laugh, his radio voice, his passion…  Now imagine Rush Limbaugh undergoing a profound conversion.  Imagine he’s got Calvin’s Institutes tucked under his arm.  Imagine [...]

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Can Man Live Without God? – Ravi Zacharias

About fourteen years ago, a friend of mine handed me a cassette entitled “Can Man Live Without God?”  I looked at the name and shrugged my shoulders, “No, I can’t say that I’ve heard of him.”  My friend looked surprised, “You haven’t heard of Ravi Zacharias?  Here.  Take it.  I think you’ll really like him.” [...]

On Abortion – The Good and the Very Bad

While preparing for a talk on abortion, I rummaged around the Planned Parenthood website, hoping to find some statistics and audio files.  To my surprise, they did in fact have a podcast.  The show is called “Speaking of Sex.”  It’s hosted by two spunky, none-too-easily-embarrassed, hip twenty somethings, Malika and Nathan.  Unfortunately, they applaud murder.    [...]

Just War Theory – D.A. Carson

Under what circumstances or conditions is a nation justified in engaging in war?  To protect itself?  To protect an ally?  To obtain oil?  Land?  To stop an evil dictator from mistreating his citizens?  To stop genocide?  When an enemy nation is threatening to hurt you?  When a country is at war, opinions about it fly [...]

The Tongue, the Bridle, and the Blessing: An Exposition of James 3:1-12 – Sinclair Ferguson

“The tongue is a fire,” says James, “a world of unrighteousness.” Technologically speaking, we have made great strides in subduing the earth.  We can adjust the temperature of the air in our homes, cure diseases, travel from one continent to another in mere hours, erect magnificent buildings, transmit our voices through the airwaves... yes, we [...]

Building Bridges Conference: Southern Baptists and Calvinism – (The Alter Call)

Clearly a fresh resurgence of Calvinism was causing a stir.  And so desiring to explore the issue in a controlled environment and in a mature fashion, a conference was put together, one sponsored by the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Resembling something like a point/counter point approach, various speakers addressed a range of topics: atonement, evangelism, [...]

Animal Rights, Infanticide and the Secular Tithe – Peter Singer (With Panel)

Many find Professor Singer’s views both shocking and horrific.  And they are… although one might well wonder why there is so much shock and surprise, given his materialistic worldview.  Transcendent human rights, human value and ethics under such a scheme are an illusion, ultimately; merely human conventions wielded according to the cultural whims or biologically [...]

Israel’s Enemies Under David’s Foot: The OT and the Kingdom of God – Douglas Green

When biblical theology is done well, it is a beautiful thing.  Douglas Green, professor of Old Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, has given a tremendously helpful and insightful lecture on the OT background of the Kingdom of God.  He looks particularly at Psalm 2 and 110, but while doing so he weaves [...]

NEXT Conference – 2010

LinkFor several years now, Sovereign Grace has hosted a conference called NEXT.  Part of its purpose is captured in the following quote from their website, “The idea behind Next was born when Joshua Harris, still in his twenties, wanted to expose other young men and women to older pastors and theologians who had profoundly affected [...]