Ligon Duncan is Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals the Convener of Twin Lakes Fellowship, Editorial Director of Reformed Academic Press Adjunct Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is a past Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005) - the youngest minister to serve as moderator in the denomination's history.
Duncan a native of Greenville, South Carolina, was born and reared in the home of an eighth generation Southern Presbyterian Ruling Elder. He is a graduate of Furman University, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, (1986 MDiv; 1987 MA Historical Theology). He studied Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College under Professor Donald Macleod (1988-1990) and earned the PhD (Ecclesiastical History and Systematic Theology) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1995. He has written and edited several books including Give Praise to God and The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century (4 vols.).
Dr. Duncan's wife Anne (Furman University, BA; Gordon-Conwell Seminary, MRE; Reformed Theological Seminary, MA) is an accomplished Christian Educator in her own right. They are the proud parents of daughter Sarah Kennedy, (7), and son, Jennings, (5).
Preaching through John's gospel, I have paused to meditate upon the person and work of John the Baptist. Here was one who came as a "witness, to bear witness about the Light" (Jn 1:6). Consistently (1:7, 14, 20) we are told that the Baptist was not the Light but a witness to the Light.
One of the amusing things I have noticed in the last twelve months or so has been a shift in the rhetoric used by members of the older generation (40 plus) surrounding what twenty- and thirty-somethings will believe. Five years...