Blog Posts by Phil Ryken

Deaconess Correction

Article by   December 2008
The Reverend Tim Bayly is alleging publicly that I promote women deacons, that I have widely disseminated an error concerning the position of B. B. Warfield on the issue, and that I have refused his personal pleas to correct this... continue

The Gospel and Culture Project

Article by   November 2008
The Gospel and Culture Project has launched a new website that will be of interest to most if not all readers of Reformation 21.  The website is edited by Chris Simmons, who is an expert in film and who attended... continue

The Ultimate Investment

Article by   November 2008
In case anyone might be interested, here is the link for the remarks I made last month about a Christian perspective on the current economy.  The occasion was a gathering of the Wheaton Associates who met for breakfast at Wheaton... continue

Class of '88

Article by   October 2008
It was my privilege a few weeks back to speak at the Homecoming Chapel for Wheaton College.  The link to my 20-minute address is here: continue

Ancient Word, Changing Worlds

Article by   October 2008
I have had the privilege to read the manuscript for Stephen Nichols's forthcoming book, Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine of Scripture in a Modern Age.  Here is the endorsement I wrote for Crossway Books: "Ancient Word, Changing Worlds is... continue

The Resistance

Article by   October 2008
I had to smile when I saw the title of C.J. Mahaney's latest book: Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.  Some of us have teased our friend C.J. for writing a book on humility.  Apparently this time he... continue

Actually, There Probably Is

Article by   October 2008
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has announced plans to run a month-long series of ads on 30 London buses.  The ads read: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." Word for word, the ad may contain... continue

Modern-Day Micah

Article by   October 2008
It was good to see Rick going off on his Wall Street rant -- another indication of the salutary influence that preaching through the minor prophets has had on him.  I recently read through his manuscript on Micah and can... continue

Divine Prodigality

Article by   October 2008
Special thanks to Iain Campbell for giving us a distinctively Scottish contribution by cautioning against the evils of prodigality! Of course Iain is quite right to say that prodigality is not an attribute of God, per se, and that God's... continue

The Prodigal God

Article by   October 2008
When I predicted that his book The Reason for God would make the New York Times bestseller list, Tim Keller told me that he was embarrassed for both of us.  But as it turned out, I was right (remember, you... continue
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