Life, Liberty, & the Culture War

“Life” and “Liberty” are terms that have powerful and positive connotative value to us. We are “pro-life” and “pro-liberty.” Such emotionally-laden terms can be definitionally evasive, however, since they stir our passions as well as our reason. As we…

Why We Need to Talk about Sin

“Why do we need to talk about sin? We ought to just talk about the love of God.” This comment was not made by a dedicated liberal. Rather, it was made by a woman who is a member of an evangelical church and has enrolled her children in a Reformed Chri…

The Crisis of Not Listening

Psalm 81 is a remarkable and important psalm in the Psalter. This psalm of Asaph is more specific than many psalms about the original occasion for its composition. The formal occasion for writing this psalm was to celebrate a season of important relig…

Pursue Useful Knowledge

In this brief clip from our 2012 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey encourages us to pursue useful knowledge. 

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John Calvin was aware of the various strains and tensions in the history of Christianity in relation to the intellect. As he …

The Suffering and the Glory of Psalm 22

Psalm 22 begins with the most anguished cry in human history: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These are the words that Jesus took on His lips at the depth of His suffering on the cross. His suffering was unique at that point as He offered …

What Does the Church Most Need Today?

What does the church most need today? In answering this important but rather general question, Psalm 81 is uniquely important and helpful. This psalm obviously contains beautiful promises and clear directions to help the people of God. But careful stu…

The Word-less “Church”

Many American churches are in a mess. Theologically they are indifferent, confused, or dangerously wrong. Liturgically they are the captives of superficial fads. Morally they live lives indistinguishable from the world. They often have a lot of people…

A Call to Thoughtful Vigilance

Paul warned the elders of the church in Ephesus about the critical need for them to be vigilant: “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtain…

What Is the Gospel?

Many Christians, churches, and organizations regularly use the word gospel to describe their convictions. Theological controversies have occurred and do occur over the meaning of the gospel and who preaches it faithfully. What does that familiar word …

A Letter from Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, Chairman of Ligonier Ministries

Dear Friend of Ligonier,
Our founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul, was called home to glory on Thursday, December 14, 2017. He died peacefully with his family at his side. We are all grieving our loss, but we are comforted by the promises of Christ’s gospel—promi…