Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

Charles Hodge's Reflection on the Nye-Ham Evolution Debate

Article by   February 2014
On January 14, 1874, Old Princeton's Charles Hodge read a paper expressing his dire concerns regarding the perils of Darwin's evolution to the Christian faith.  Hodge (who was hardly a hard-core creationist) understood the character and function of Darwinism.  "What... continue

Lessons from Preaching Revelation

Article by   February 2014
"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen" (Rev. 1:5-6).I have... continue

Lessons from the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Creation Debate

Article by   February 2014
I was one of the thousands whose internet browsers were humming on February 4 with the video feed coming from the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky.  I watched with affectionate support of an earnest brother seeking to promote biblical doctrine... continue

Should We Seek Revival?

Article by   July 2013
Kevin DeYoung, Bryan Chapell, and I filmed a video discussion on the topic of revival during this year's Gospel Coalition National Conference.  It just came up on their website and I hope it is a help to those thinking about... continue

Fourth of July Reflections on a Changing America

Article by   July 2013
For Christians, the issue of patriotism is always complicated by our citizenship in two realms, one earthly and one heavenly.  The Bible teaches that we have duties to our earthly nation, including obeying laws, paying taxes, and honoring our leaders... continue

All that Grace Does!

Article by   June 2013
This coming Monday evening, June 17, we begin our pre- PCA General Assembly conference, hosted at Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville by the Gospel Reformation Network.  The conference is titled, "What Grace Does."  Too often today, salvation is preached as... continue

The Excitement of a New Church in Charleston, SC

Article by   June 2013
In 1731, Reformed believers who had been part of the Independent Church in Charleston, SC decided to establish First (Scots) Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street.  This coming Sunday, June 9, a group of Reformed believers are returning to First Scots... continue

Advice to Christians and Churches Involved in Boy Scouts

Article by   May 2013
The recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change its moral stance towards homosexuality is a tragic failure that calls for a response from Christians who are involved in Scouting.  This would include me, since both my boys... continue

Listening to the Remarkable Elizabeth Smart

Article by   May 2013
After reading Carl Trueman's post on "A New Christian Crime," I saw some on-line videos of Elizabeth Smart's response to the escape of the abducted women and was blown away by her courage and grace.  I then read her remarks... continue

Follow-Up to O'Reilly, the Bible and Gay Marriage

Article by   April 2013
Tim Challies was very kind to post a link to my previous post on Bill O'Reilly, the Bible, and Gay Marriage.  One of his commenters brought up an objection that I thought I might respond to here.  I had written... continue
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