Living in Exile: Tourists, Seekers, & Pilgrims

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A good deal has been reported in recent years about the remarkable rise in tourism. Every summer, Europeans experience mixed emotions as both the American and Japanese tourists arrive, cameras hanging from necks like pendants. “See Europe in ten days” is actually taken seriously by us because we don’t really intend to get to know […]

Michael S. Horton
Monday, July 2nd 2001

An enduring metaphor in the most popular of Christian devotional literature, from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress to Charles Shelton's In His Steps, is that of pilgrimage. This is to be expected, because Scripture itself enjoins us to imagine the life of faith as a journey: we are traveling toward a destination we have not reached. […]

John R. Muether
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Is the believer in Christ a saint or a sinner? On the one hand, Paul calls the redeemed in Christ "saints" in several of his epistles: "All the saints salute you" (2 Cor. 13:13). Christ alone is the Holy One who can share his righteousness with his church by giving his life into death for […]

Brian Hamer
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

He had an unmistakable look of contempt on his face. "He" was a friend, an unfortunate soul in the pew of an evangelical church who had finally admitted to himself that it was time to, so to speak, get out of Denmark. Like so many, he had discovered something rotten when he came to church […]

Stephen A. Trout
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

I. An Appeal to the Evangelical Congregations and Christians in Germany The Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church met in Barmen, May 29-31, 1934. Here representatives from all the German Confessional Churches met with one accord in a confession of the one Lord of the one, holy, apostolic Church. In fidelity to their Confession […]

Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Part One: The Theological Issues The following statements spell out Biblical principles for genuine evangelism, in which God Himself grows His church by bringing sinners to faith. Therefore, they are a means of assessing the theology and the various practices advocated by the Church Growth Movement. I. The saving presence of God the Holy Trinity […]

This round-table discussion on evangelism took place during the 2000 National Pastors' Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. The pastors engaged in the discussion included Alliance Council members Ken Jones, John Nunes, Gene Veith, and Michael Horton, as well as Alistair Begg and Rick Phillips. Horton: We have a situation today where people often wonder, "Can […]

Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Historical theology is an important part of the process of deciding who we are, what we believe, and consequently how we will behave. For confessional Protestants, the past is not absolutely definitive, since all theologies besides God's revealed Word err, but its influence on our lives is inescapable. Much of what we teach and do […]

R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

The "Miscellanies" 501-832 is part of a projected twenty-seven-volume Yale University Press edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards. This is the first critical edition of Edwards's Works and will no doubt long remain the only one. Each volume has been hallmarked by an editor's introduction that places its contents in its historical setting and […]

John J. Bombaro
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

In the New Testament, the word "spiritual" almost always refers to the kind of life that Christians possess because the Holy Spirit indwells and influences them. "Christian spirituality," then, is life lived by, in, and through God's Spirit. Today, "spirituality" is a particular way of approaching and experiencing life-what results when a particular set of […]

Mark R. Talbot
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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