Highlands Blog

Here you will find posts by the Highlands staff and friends of the ministry. This includes posts on Christian living from people we think will be helpful to you. We will also introduce you to new resources and special offers.

Dr. Sproul speaks at the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Conference, Nashville

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Creation, Recreation, and Economics: Why the Truth That God Owns Everything Changes Everything Christians are on both sides of the political fence, some arguing we should keep what is ours, others arguing just for the state to redistribute “our” wealth. Both sides miss the most fundamental economic reality- God owns everything. Exploring themes from his teaching series “Economics for Everybody,” Dr. RC Sproul, Jr., will explore what the Bible tells us about work, wealth, and the world.

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Now Available: Teach Them the Faith on Mp3 or CD

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When I listened to a review copy of Dan and Karen Vitco’s CD, I thought, Wow, these people actually put the first five questions of the Children’s Shorter Catechism to music. That’s creative. I wonder if they will explain it after the talk starts. But there was no talk. I was astonished to find that the entire CD is the Children’s Shorter Catechism set to music! Teach Them the Faith (Gemstone Music, 2009) by the Vitcos is approximately forty-five minutes long and contains all 145 questions with Karen singing the questions and a children’s choir responding with the answers to guitar and keyboard accompaniment. The. . .
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Dr. Sproul to speak at the Family Economics Conference May 8-11

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The Opportunity for Relationship and Discipleship You’ve heard about family –based education (commonly called homeschooling or home discipleship). Many families have seen the disintegration of family relationships over the last few decades and responded by integrating relationship and character into their home and their children’s lives. But what about the 80% or more of real life not directly connected to classroom learning? What about your family’s work, your budget, your finances, your higher education and vocational training, your health care, your inheritance, and your overall financial vision? Does your family have a unified, integrated vision for where you will be. . .
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Dr. Sproul interviewed on 790 am in Boise

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Dr. Sproul was interviewed by David Barrett for 790 am KSPD  in Boise, Idaho. The discussion was on Faith and Family, Faith and the Future, Faith and Culture. This two-part  interview may be heard LIVE online at 6:00 p.m. (eastern) Monday, April 29th and at 6:00 p.m. (eastern) on Tuesday, April 30th. Go to 790 online and click on the “listen live” button.  

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Dr. Sproul preaches to 5,000

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Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. exhorted Christians to preach the foolishness of Christ crucified to this world and to stand boldly against modern evils such as abortion. The gospel is offensive and therefore we preach knowing that we will be hated for the sake of Christ. http://www.ligonier.org/blog/day-2-2013-national-conference/      

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Dr. Sproul to speak on Biblical Economics

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Dr. Sproul has been invited to speak on the subject of Biblical Economics at the New Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, February 2nd. Admission is free of charge. http://newpres.org/economics-for-everybody  

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Couples Camp dates set for June 20-23, 2013 in Bristol, Virginia

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We are inviting ten couples to come for three days of intense conversation, as well as a great deal of fun. The camp is held at the home of Highlands Ministries President, Eric Owens, in Bristol, Virginia. Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. will be your teacher. We will not only talk about how to be a kingdom-building, King-serving family, but we will talk about it in the context of such families. We will follow three distinct but related areas of inquiry: the biblical view of the family, the sovereignty of God, and the unstoppable spread of the Kingdom of God. Click here. . .
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A Cartoon Jesus by Kara Murphy

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In the sunday school classrooms in which I taught years ago, each weekly lesson had a main idea that we repeated over and over. Platitudes such as “God loves me,” “I am special to God,” and “We are kind to one another” filled the teacher’s manual. Curiously, we did not see “God is angry at the wicked every day.” Unfortunately, twentieth century American Christians more often take our cues from Frobel and Montessori than from the Word of God. If we are to train up a generation of God-fearing Christians, we must change both the methods and content of what. . .
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The Boys Are Back in Town

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RC, Laurence, Jonathan and Jay got back together for some Basement Tapes. RC came up from Florida and Jay moved (along with his family) back from Montana.

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Please pray for the Sproul family

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It is with great sadness that I inform you that RC’s daughter Shannon died last night. The family would cherish your prayers for them during this difficult time. We, however, rejoice that she, like her mother Denise, is now fully and forever healed. Eric Owens

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$5 Fridays at Ligonier.org

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At midnight tonight and all day tomorrow you can purchase R.C. Sproul Jr.’s book, Believing God (as an audio cd), from our friends at Ligonier Ministries for just $5.

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Hospitality

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Welcome to our conversation, a conversation on making others welcome. Hospitality is just simple enough, just separate enough, just deliberate enough, that we have missed the boat. We think life consists in the things we are busy with, when we are called to be busy about the things of life, of eating, drinking, conversing with our friends, our neighbors, even those outside the camp. We would rather impress our friends than put them at ease, and then we wonder whatever became of community. Join us, and invite others to join you as we visit together for a little while.  

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