Blog Posts by Ligon Duncan

Book Notes

Article by   January 2007
WTS-CA's most recent faculty symposium is now in print, and the responses are already starting! Is anyone surprised about that?Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral MinistryEssays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary CaliforniaR. Scott Clark Price: 24.99 The doctrine of justification and... continue

Reformation Translation Society on the Search

Article by   December 2006
Joel Beeke recently wrote to me about the following. He said: "The Dutch Reformed Translation Society is seriously contemplating translating Petrus van Mastricht's 4-volume magisteral work of systematic theology and ethics, Theologia theoretico-practica ["Theoretical and Practical Theology"]--a work that Jonathan... continue

Preaching Big Books

Article by   November 2006
My friend and colleague Bob Brady just pointed me to this post by our mutual friend Tom Ascol. It points back to this good article at ref21 by our intrepid editor. Edifying stuff. Read and learn and be encouraged.... continue

The Worldliness of the Evangelical Churches: A Kairos News Report

Article by   October 2006
The good folks over at Kairos have recently drawn attention to an important study by Boston University sociologist Alan Wolfe, reported in his book The Transformation of American Religion. By the way, those of you who are pastors, teachers and... continue

A Rejoinder to Consumerism's effect upon Evangelicalism

Article by   October 2006
The word of God is not for sale; and therefore it has no need of shrewd salesman. The word of God is not seeking patrons; therefore it refuses price cutting and bargaining; therefore it has no need of middlemen. The... continue

Thinking Christianly about Death

Article by   October 2006
"All men must die; but as men’s lives are very different, so their account in death also. To an ungodly man death is a loss, the greatest loss: but to a believer it is gain, the greatest gain." (Thomas Boston)... continue

Peggy Noonan Amazes Me

Article by   October 2006
Boy she's good. Here's her take on Bob Woodward's State of Denial.... continue

Global South Anglicans move forward on a new structure within the Anglican Communion

Article by   September 2006
Here is a report from Kigali, Rwanda, regarding the latest moves by conservative evangelical Anglicans to shore up a structure for fidelity within the worldwide Anglican communion. Here is how it was reported in the Times (London).... continue

Not getting it (John Allen on Desmond Tutu)

Article by   September 2006
Desmond Tutu's former press secretary has just published a biography of this well known anti-apartheid warrior. Among other things, Allen indicates Tutu's chagrin at the Anglican communion's failure to embrace homosexual priests (Tutu wrote the former Archbishop of Canterbury and... continue

Piper on the Pope and Islam

Article by   September 2006
Well, it's not the first time a lot of dust got kicked up in Regensburg (church history anyone?), but the Pope has surely done it this time. John Piper offers these helpful remarks and suggestions.... continue
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