Blog Posts by Ligon Duncan

Pray for Thabiti's Faithful Witness to the Lord Jesus

Article by   March 2009
As I write, Thabiti is debating a Muslim on the subject "Who Is God and How Are We Saved?" The Muslim representative chose the topic! God is sovereign and gracious, isn't he? I won't disclose the location for obvious reasons.... continue

The Sovereignty of God and US Airways 1549

Article by   February 2009
You may be encouraged by this CMDA interview with Andrew Jamison, who was on US Airways flight 1549 that crash landed in the Hudson River in NY last month, and his wife Jennifer. They give a strong Christian witness. Andrew and Jennifer are both... continue

Grove City College

Article by   February 2009
I had the privilege and joy of preaching and lecturing at Grove City College on Monday and Tuesday. More about that later. One of the joys of this was being about to renew fellowship with old friends, including Dr. T.... continue

Join Derek Thomas for a Webcast on "Blogging the Institutes" - Today at 1:00pm EST

Article by   January 2009
Call in for Derek Thomas' webcast on Calvin, the Institutes and the ref21 "Blogging the Institutes" plan. You're invited to join the conversation. Simply call today  to 1.888.660.9535 (between 1-2:00pm EST). More information: here.... continue

Guy Richard on "The Supremacy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford"

Article by   December 2008
I am finally holding in my own hands Guy Richard's The Supremacy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford (Paternoster). David Fergusson (sic), of New College, Edinburgh calls it "a landmark in Rutherford scholarship." In it, Guy (a dear... continue

More on the Pope and Justification

Article by   December 2008
Well, how did I miss that? Scott Clark already had an excellent post on the subject. Here. At any rate, astute ref21 readers will have already correctly put their finger on the Pope's crucial ambiguity. What does he mean when... continue

The Pope on Justification by Faith and Love

Article by   December 2008
Well, Joseph Alois Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) preached an interesting sermon back in November, on Paul and justification. I've had a number of inquiries about it. Here's an English translation. Carl, I'd love to hear your assessment. In one portion, he... continue

Spurgeon on Winter in the Soul

Article by   December 2008
A friend, who is enduring winter in the soul herself, sent me this nugget from Spurgeon this morning: "Winter in the soul is by no means a comfortable season, and if it be upon thee just now it will be... continue

Reformation Day in Chile - The Scoop

Article by   November 2008
Back in October, I mentioned here that Chile had just established October 31 as a national holiday celebrating the Reformation. I asked for folks to write in if they had more information. I received emails from a number of readers,... continue

John Seel on James Davison Hunter on "How Does Culture Change"

Article by   November 2008
Read it here. This should be pretty unsettling for anti-institutional pomo types. But I'd really love to know what our resident Marxist Historian thinks about the "Hunter Thesis."... continue
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