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.

Broken Relationships

By on

We all have them to one extent or another; sometimes they are a constant burden on our conscience, other times they are not but perhaps should be. Maybe it’s our fault, our perhaps theirs. Join us as we have a conversation  about Broken Relationships and try and discover what we as Christians should do about them.  

Filed under Uncategorized

Being As Children

By on

BEING AS CHILDREN Scripture commands that we mature, that we grow, that we move into wisdom, and that we be as children. This series considers the meaning and joy of embracing our inner child, arguing that this is the mark of maturity. 6 CDs or MP3s: (Each lesson is 45 minutes to 1 hour in length) no.1 The Marks of Immaturity no.2 Trust no.3 Wonder no.4 Eager to Please no.5 The Children of God no.6 The Call to Maturity

Filed under Uncategorized

Couples Camp Day 2

By on

Day two of Couples Camp. No inuries yet. Maybe some poison ivy. Dr. Sproul continues this morning with talks on: The Authority of the King and Almighty over Redemption.  

Filed under Uncategorized

Couples Camp Starts Today

By on

Dr. Sproul is in Bristol, Virginia this week to hold one of our Couples Camps. 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. If you missed this year’s camp, keep your eye open for future camps announcements.  

Filed under Uncategorized

The A.T.F. Series: Basement Tapes #48,49 & 50.

By on

In an age where masculinity is either despised or caricatured, it’s tough to know where to stand. We walk through this world like Dorothy, mumbling, “Alcohol, tobacco and firearms, oh my!” This series of conversations looks not at what the culture has to say about these blessings, but at what the Bible has to say about them. So pour yourself a moderate drink, smoke yourself a moderate pipe, and keep a vigilant eye out for bad guys as you join the conversation. The ATF Series in 3 CDs or MP3s: #48 Alcohol, #49 Tobacco, #50 Firearms

Filed under Uncategorized

Believing God DVD sample, All Scripture is Profitable

By on

In the West, Christians have greater access to the Bible today than at any other time in history. Most believers in the United States own several printed copies of the Bible and also have the ability to read it on a myriad of electronic devices. It is both tragic and ironic, then, that multitudes of professing Christians do not read or study their Bibles consistently. Biblical literacy in the West is at its lowest point in centuries. Even among those who do read the Bible, large portions of it remain uncharted territory. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. will discuss one. . .
Read more »

On: Broken Relationships, Basement Tape #123

By on

We all have them to one extent or another; sometimes they are a constant burden on our conscience, other times they are not but perhaps should be. Maybe it’s our fault, our perhaps theirs. Join us as we have a conversation  about Broken Relationships and try and discover what we as Christians should do about them. The Basement Tapes are conversations among friends. We gather monthly to have a conversation on topics related to the good life. Pastors R.C. Sproul Jr. and Laurence Windham along with their friends and special guests enjoy a stimulating conversation on a wide variety of. . .
Read more »

Money: Every Thought Captive, June 2013 is at the printers

By on

In the June issue of Every Thought Captive magazine we take a look at money. From, as in our norm, a variety of perspectives: debt, inheritance, gratitude, the tithe, stewardship, the poor, how we teach our children and so on. In addition to our feature articles we have your favorite Top Ten List, pictures of the good life, the always popular Hit and Run shorts, part two of Laurence Windham’s serial story, The Oc.cur.rence and more. A subscription to “ETC” is still just $25 and now it comes with ten packed issues per year. Subscribe here.

Filed under Uncategorized

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

By on

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.

Filed under Uncategorized

Now Available: Teach Them the Faith on Mp3 or CD

By on

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. . .
Read more »

Filed under Uncategorized

Dr. Sproul to speak at the Family Economics Conference May 8-11

By on

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. . .
Read more »

Filed under Economics

Dr. Sproul interviewed on 790 am in Boise

By on

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.  

Filed under Uncategorized

Dr. Sproul preaches to 5,000

By on

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/      

Filed under Uncategorized

Dr. Sproul to speak on Biblical Economics

By on

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  

Filed under Uncategorized

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

By on

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. . .
Read more »

A Cartoon Jesus by Kara Murphy

By on

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. . .
Read more »

Hosted by Elixir 692