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.

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.  

Subscribe to Every Thought Captive magazine

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Every Thought Captive is in its seventeenth year of publication. Starting in 2013 we publish ten issues per year. This is where the teaching of Dr. Sproul and Highlands Ministries is most clearly presented: in eight feature articles, in book and film reviews, in a liturgy for the month, in pictures of the good life, in the top ten list and more. We love putting this magazine out. It is our attempt to share with you what we think the “good life” is all about. We believe that God has called each of us to a truly joyful existence if we. . .
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Dr. Sproul’s Upcoming Speaking Schedule

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September 19: True Life Crisis Pregnancy Center Orlando, Florida September 27-28: Reformation Bible College Conference Sanford, Florida October 3-5: Recording Basement Tapes Bristol, Virginia October 11-13: Family Economics Conference Seattle, Washington October 18-20: Reformation Faire Peoria, Illinois October 26: Crisis Pregnancy Center Bastram, Texas (tentative) October 31- Nov. 3: Reformation Circle Meeting Dallas, Texas November 8: Lake County Crisis Pregnancy Center Eustis, Florida November 14-15: R. B. C. Board Meeting Sanford, Florida November 21-24: Theological Bootcamp Puerto Rico

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Newest Basement Tape now available: The Errs of Our Ways

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We worship the same God. We read the same Bible. Some of us share the same confessions of faith. Why is it then that our lives are so very different? Why do we seem to have so much trouble agreeing? Shouldn’t the plain teaching of Scripture lead to common understanding and similar application? Join our conversation as Dr. Sproul, Rev. Windham and their friends discuss the errs of our ways.  

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The Silence of the Lambs by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.

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The world, Paul tells us, knows what’s coming. Romans 1 not only highlights the universal guilt of all men, but, ironically, defines that guilt as the denial of what we know. We know that there is a God and that we fail to meet His standard. We know, in short, that we are in trouble. But, we seek to suppress that truth in unrighteousness. The lexical background of the Greek word translated assuppress suggests something like a heavy metal spring that we try to hold down as long as we can. I believe, however, that we get closer to the spirit. . .
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V IS FOR VIM, VIGOR, AND VITALITY, Basement Tape #137

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The Basement Tapes are conversations between Dr. Sproul and Rev. Laurence Windham and their friends on the good life that Christ has called us to. We have #137 so far with no end in sight. Recently we had a conversation on V is for Vim, Vigor and Vitality, #22 in our “Alphabet Series” on theology. The Reformed are pejoratively known as the “frozen chosen,” Christians in general seem to lack the joy of their salvation, we all know what it’s like to lose the bounce in our spiritual step. And yet we have been given the pearl of great price,. . .
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Broken Relationships

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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.  

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Being As Children

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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

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Couples Camp Day 2

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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.  

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Couples Camp Starts Today

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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.  

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

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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

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Believing God DVD sample, All Scripture is Profitable

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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. . .
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On: Broken Relationships, Basement Tape #123

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

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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.

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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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