Published on October 19, 2018  

The State of Theology

 What do Americans think about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier Ministries’ State of Theology survey helps uncover the answers. Every two years, we take the theological temperature of the United States to help Christians better understand today’s culture and equip the church with better insights for discipleship. Read some of our key findings from 2018 below and explore the data for yourself.

Explore the data here.

Question & Answer with Frank Thielman on Romans

As I worked on this commentary over the last seven years or so, I was reminded weekly and often daily of the profound, steady, costly love of God for his people and for me personally. Romans tells us that God is a God of immense love, shown most perfectly in the death of his Son for the sins of his people, but also displayed in the gift of the Holy Spirit’s power to transform their lives. Turning over every word and phrase of Paul’s exposition of this message was profoundly enriching.

Respect for the Dignity of Every Human Person: The First Pillar of a Decent Society by Nathaniel Peters

The clash between dignitary harms and religious rights will become more intense as the “nones” continue to rise and religious convictions become less intelligible as deep-seated beliefs that must be respected. Yet religious convictions shape our understanding of who we are, the purpose and destiny of our lives, and how we ought to treat those around us. They guide our pursuit of the truth and our adherence to it when we find it. The freedom of religion and the freedom of conscience are therefore fundamental to the dignity of the human person.

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Mary Among Evangelicals by Matthew Schmitz

Something in my upbringing gave me an inchoate attraction to Mary. A sympathy of instinct existed, in spite of doctrinal disagreement—a kind of ecumenical affinity. If my own experience is any guide, Evangelicals treat Mary as the model of Christian faith. Though they explicitly deny, they implicitly acknowledge as fitting the titles Catholics ascribe to her.

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