The Latest from Highlands

We regularly post teaching and resources from Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., Highlands Fellows, and others. All of our newest posts can be found right here. We hope they are a help to you and your family as you seek to build the kingdom of Christ.

  • Still Learning, On the 3rd Anniversary of My Beloved’s Passing

    R.C. & Denise

    Learning Patience in Grief I suspect there was a time in my life when I was more impatient. If I had known a friend who had lost a spouse my sympathy would have been deep, but the opposite shore not so far distant. That is, I would feel deeply, but briefly. I would want my friend to pick up the pieces and move on, to look more forward than backward. That, however, exposes the relative weakness of sympathy, in contrast to its stronger, more robust cousin, empathy. Now such a loss isn’t abstract for me, but is my own experience.. . .
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  • Biblical Parenting is a Big Responsibility


    Helps to Biblical Parenting “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, But bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). How many times have we heard or read this verse? I know for myself, ever since I became a parent I have been snagged by this verse. I simply cannot read right through it. It is a command to me in this special state of parenthood, and my conscience is pricked as this addresses an area of personal responsibility. One of the more sobering truths that the Lord teaches us from His. . .
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  • The End of the World As We Know It

    End of the World Destruction

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.— Yeats Living in the Context of Battle I have long argued that Genesis 3 sets the stage for our lives, the Bible and all of history. We live in a context of battle, between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. I have. . .
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  • Is my sense of “peace” a good arbiter on right and wrong?


    Acting Against Your Conscience Yes and no. It is all too common, even outside charismatic circles, for people to use their own internal sense of peace, or a lack thereof, as their own personal moral guide when faced with moral choices. The sole reason this might be appropriate, however, has nothing whatever to do with whatever moral dilemma we might be facing and everything to do with a clear biblical principle — whatever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23). The principle here is simple enough — if we do something we believe to be wrong, even if it. . .
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