Blog Posts by Phil Ryken

D. James Kennedy, on his Own Death

Article by   September 2007
“Now, I know that someday I am going to come to what some people will say is the end of this life. They will probably put me in a box and roll me right down here in front of the... continue

The Last Western

Article by   September 2007
In response to Carl Trueman's post on 3-10 Yuma, it should also be noted that Brokeback Mountain --with its homosexual love theme -- effectively destroyed the Western as a genre.  This is part of a wider cultural trend: the postmodern... continue

Mars Hill Audio Journal

Article by   September 2007
In a recent mailing, Mars Hill Audio worries a little that they are "still something on an unintentionally well-kept secret," and that they "hope to change that in the coming year."If it is true that Mars Hill Audio is a well-kept... continue

Teresa, Paul, and Union with Christ

Article by   September 2007
Many thanks to Rick for a thoughtful and provocative post on Mother Teresa.  With regard to her nearly fifty year struggle to experience any presence of Christ in her life and ministry, I wish to make one further point about... continue

The Theology of Michael Vick

Article by   August 2007
Although I did not see the whole press conference yesterday, it was encouraging to see Michael Vick apologizing for at least some of the things he did and failed to do in connection with dog fighting (which is rightfully regarded... continue

Homeward Bound

Article by   August 2007
We were blessed in worship at Tenth last night by a fine offertory (with new music by Tenth's own Jeremy Strong) based on a good hymn text that was new to me: I’m But a Stranger Here Thomas R. Taylor, 1836,... continue

The Ways of Wisdom

Article by   August 2007
I was pleased this morning to receive a copy of a new guide for personal or group Bible study.  Written by Kathleen Buswell Nielson, the guide is called Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom.  This book is the first in a... continue

On Saying "Imputation"

Article by   August 2007
A friend has written to share a helpful quotation from Calvin.  In the 1536 edition of his Institutes, Calvin defends the use of the word "Trinity" and other "extra-biblical" words such as ousia and hypostasis as legitimate terms of art... continue

Christian Art (Even Without Crosses or Snow-covered Churches)

Article by   August 2007
In an interview published in the July 26 issue of Forbes, New York artist Mako Fujimura says: "I am a Christian. I am also an artist and creative, and what I do is driven by my faith experience. But I... continue

A Good Way to Grow

Article by   August 2007
Mark Dever (Alliance Council Member) and Phillip Jensen are teaming up to present a conference called "Gospel Growth vs. Church Growth."  The conference and seminars will take place at Capitol Hill Baptist Church from October 30 to November 1.  Matthias... continue
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