Blog Posts by Ligon Duncan

Speaking Seriously and Sensitively about Hell to the Sons of this Age and the Next

Article by   March 2011
What is the preacher to do with hell and eternal punishment? In our day and age these truths strike some as comical and others as cruel. To some, hell is a joke. It's about little devils in red tights (so... continue

Remembering Two Missionary Martyrs

Article by   December 2010
I just got an email from my friend Chip Stam, who teaches at Southern Seminary. He says: "December 8 is the day on which Roman Catholics celebrate the Feast of the Immanculate Conception (the notion that Mary was born without... continue

Arminians Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief: Barna says there is no Reformed Resurgence

Article by   November 2010
George Barna (he of "there's no future for the local church" fame) has just released his latest survey results pertaining to the much ballyhooed Reformed Awakening, and he calms the faithful by assuring them that there is not in fact... continue

Rejoicing with Phil Ryken, Wheaton College's Eighth President

Article by   September 2010
It was a joy to represent the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and my own congregation, the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi (PCA) at the Inaugural Festivities at Wheaton College. There's a brief description here. As most of the folks... continue

J.C. Ryle on Success, Humility and Ministry

Article by   April 2010
J.C. Ryle, meditating on Luke 10:17-24: "We learn, from this passage, how ready Christians are to be puffed up with success. It is written, that the seventy returned from their first mission with joy, "saying, Lord, even the devils are... continue

Praise for T.H.L. Parker's "Portrait of Calvin" and a few little caveats

Article by   July 2009
Recently, I tweeted my appreciation for T.H.L. Parker's Portrait of Calvin. I have had the little book since the days of my doctoral studies in Britain (my copy is a little hardback, published by SCM and bought second-hand - it... continue

PRTS - Joel Beeke - Calvin for the 21st Century

Article by   June 2009
This year the reformed world has seen a number of books and conferences related to the life and work of John Calvin.  For instance, Derek and I will be participating in the "Calvin 500" in Geneva next week.  Of course, many... continue

Paglia on Sotomayor's "wise Latina" comment, and feminism

Article by   June 2009
After indicating her support for the nomination, commenting on Sotomayor's outstanding academic credentials and predicting that she is a "shoo-in" for the Supreme Court, Paglia makes this passing comment about her famous "wise latina" bloviation: "But Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide... continue

Issues at Erskine

Article by   June 2009
A group of evangelical students at Erskine has recently launched a website to bring the attention of the proper church authorities to some important institutional issues there. Given Carl's very legitimate concerns about websites, blogs and online semi-ecclesiastical petitions, I... continue

PCRT Philly starts Friday

Article by   April 2009
Hope to see you there, along with Al, Rick, Steve and Phil. And, btw, registration for T4G opens on May 1.... continue
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