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.

Latest Basement Tape now available . . .

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Our Basement Tape conversation, Godliness, Contentment and Great Gain (#141)  is now available for purchase as either a CD or mp3. “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:31-33).  

Seasons: December’s Every Thought Captive

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The upcoming issue of Every Thought Captive magazine is titled: Seasons and contains such articles as: A Season of Waiting, A Time to Plant, In Defense of Dancing and Mourning. Because we all struggle with maintaining our balance in our Christian walk we wanted to examine the seasons of life, the ups and downs, the planting and harvesting, from a variety of angles. As we do with all our issues of this magazine we search the Bible for answers to how we survive and thrive on our journey to the Celestial City. Every Thought Captive is in its seventeenth year. . .
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Ask Paul and R.C.: Why Do Christians Still Sin?

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Dr. Sproul recently gave a sermon on Romans 7: 15-20 and tries to answer the question: Why Do Christians Still Sin? Listen here. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what. . .
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Coming Soon: Contra Mundum

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The November issue of Every Thought Captive magazine is entitled: Contra Mundum, “against the world.” From the President’s Column: “We who are the seed of the woman are to oppose the seed of the serpent. The orders for this battle were written very early on: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed” (Gen 3:15a). And there is seemingly no end to the areas of life in which we see possible conflicts and battlefields on which to fight them.” Join the conversation as we talk about how to live “Contra Mundum.”. . .
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Dr. Sproul speaks at: The Reformation Day Faire, Morton, Illinois Oct 18-20.

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The Reformation Day Faire Our speakers and musical guests include… Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. teaches at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida where he also serves as a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. He is the founder of Highlands Ministries and former editor of Tabletalk magazine.Dr. Sproul is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, the most recent of which are The Call to Wonder; Believing God; Bound for Glory; After Darkness, Light: Essays in Honor of R. C. Sproul; and When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling. Rev. James McDonald. . .
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Some wisdom on the subject of Courtship

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A Basement Tape conversation on: Courtship God gave us marriage, wanting godly seed. We in turn want the same for our own children, that they would marry wisely, and raise up the next generation of soldiers of the King. How do we best prepare our children to marry wisely, and how ought we to lead them through this process? Join us as we consider together some fundamental principles of wisdom along the path to the joy of seeing our children marry in the Lord.  

Dr. Sproul to speak at Family Economics Conference

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Dr. Sproul will be a key-note speaker on October 11-12 at the Family Economics Conference in Ocean Shores, Washington, This conference is hosted by Generations with Vision and Christian Heritage. Dr. Sproul is an expert in the subject of economics and his book, Biblical Economics, has been in print continuously for almost thirty years. Dr. Sproul has also developed a DVD series, Economics for Everybody and a curriculum on economics. Both are designed for students of all ages.  

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Dr. Sproul visits Bristol, records some Basement Tapes

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Dr. Sproul braved the cool mountain air of southwestern Virginia this past weekend to record a few Basement Tapes with Laurence Windham, Jay Barfield, Steve Murphy, and Eric Owens. Here, he and Basement Tape host, Laurence Windham enjoy a post-recording, pre-dinner moment.  

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Dr. Sproul to speak at Creation & Re-Creation Conference

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Ligonier Ministries’ 2013 Fall Conference: Creation & Re-Creation September 27-28 Beauty is the goal even of our Savior’s work in redemption, for He is working to present His bride—the church—to Himself without spot and wrinkle. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. will look at the scope of the Savior’s work in bringing beauty to the world through recreating all things, undoing the damage of the fall, and beautifying His bride, all of which is work He does as the Son to honor His Father.

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50% off sale on: After Darkness Light, Essays in Honor of RC Sproul

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After Darkness Light “For almost a biblical generation, the ministry of Dr. R.C. Sproul has been transforming the convictions of evangelicals,” says Edmund Clowney. He describes Dr. Sproul as “a morning star of a new reformation” whose teaching “brought robust Calvinism back into American evangelicalism.” It is customary to pay tribute to a scholar who has had an illustrious career with a festschrift, a collection of essays written in his honor. No modern-day theologian is more worthy of honor than Dr. R.C. Sproul, who has done so much to promote a thorough understanding of the Reformed faith among the laity. And. . .
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Us and Them, A Basement Tape about the Antithesis

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We serve a God of divisions. He separated night from day, land from sea, and the seed of the woman from the seed of the serpent. In our day the church has lost sight of this most fundamental truth, we are at war with all God’s enemies. Join us as we talk through the calling of antithesis, that we are not just called to set apart, but are set apart, and that that truth changes everything.  

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Dr. Sproul in Ireland

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Dr. Sproul Jr. spent a week in Ireland recently with a group from Ligonier Ministries. He was glad to have the opportunity both to teach, and to have to wear more than one layer of clothing.  

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The latest Basement Tape: When is it Time to Leave? Today $2

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The state of the church being somewhat in decline (at least here in America) it may occur to us that it’s wise to take our families where there is more salt and more light. May we? Should we? Must we? Join our conversation as we work through a few scenarios, acknowledging that wherever we go, there we are. And if we must go screaming “life, life, eternal life!,” or leave as friends, or stay, we need to do so while honoring those in authority over us and using wisdom to inform all these important decisions.  

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Eternity in Our Hearts on Sale – $5

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As we are fond of saying, because we believe it to be true, “Education is Conversation.” We learn as we discuss matters according to biblical principles. If you’re new to the conversation of the Good Life and want to “catch up,” this it the book for you. It contains the first seven years’ worth of R.C.’s Vision column from Every Thought Captive, the magazine of Highlands Ministries. Subscriptions to ETC, by the way, are only $25 a year.  

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Believing God, now on DVD and on Sale!

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BELIEVING GOD DVD TEACHING SERIES Too good to be true? While Christians may express trust in God’s words, they refuse, in numerous ways, to stake their lives on what He says. In this teaching series, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. challenges Christians to take a second glance at twelve of the most significant promises in Scripture. As Dr. Sproul methodically unpacks each divine pledge, he invites every Christian with a teachable heart to discover anew the grandeur of what God has committed Himself to do for His people and to live in the joy of God’s promises. Twelve 23 minute messages on two dvds 1.. . .
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Suffering and the Sovereignty of God: An Interview with R.C. Sproul Jr.

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In a recent interview with Ligonier Ministries President, Chris Larson, R.C. Sproul Jr. speaks candidly about his recent hardships, his new teaching series on God’s sovereignty in the midst of suffering, and updates us on how he and his family are doing. Questions What was it that prompted you to attend worship the morning your wife, Denise, died? (00:49) What enabled you to teach a series on suffering after having just experienced so much? (03:11) Why should we try to “own” the sovereignty of God in the context of suffering? (05:03) Why are those in the contemporary church struggling so much with suffering. . .
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Dr. Sproul to speak at Legacy of Life event.

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True Life Choice Join us for a joyful evening of powerful stories and inspiration as we celebrate 30 years of saving unborn lives and transforming families in Jesus’ name. Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. September 19, 2013 Florida Hotel & Conference Center at the Florida Mall 1500 Sandlake Road Orlando, FL 32809 Doors: 6:30pm, Program & Dinner:7:00pm True Life Choice P.O. Box 547729 Orlando, Fl  32854 (407) 244-5529

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Fabulous Friday Sale – The Basement Tape Collection $199.88

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Believing education is conversation, 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 topics relating to the Christian life. We have done this 138 times so far on subjects as varied as Tobacco, Games and C.S. Lewis. We also get more strictly theological in our “Alphabet” series on Theology. Some  have said that these conversations are somewhat upsetting. Others life-changing. A few have said they are both at the same time. When. . .
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A Conversation on Modesty

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Don’t look now, but I’m afraid we’re eager to have people look at us. Modesty is a concept that is all but forgotten in the church. On the rare occasion that it comes up, It is usually reduced to how much skin we’re exposing. Both bare midriffs and blogs, however, are most often the same thing beneath, a desire to draw attention to ourselves. In this conversation we consider modesty both as it relates to clothing, and how it relates to our hearts. We hope you’ll join us in this conversation.  

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