Ligonier has posted an adaptation of Michael Hortons introduction to R.C. Sproul’s book “Are We Together?” The 4 disturbing trends are that we are far too confident in 1. our own words, 2. our own methods, 3. our own good works, and 4. our own glory.
“The world’s idea that everyone, from childhood up, should be able at all times to succeed in measurable ways, and that it is a great disgrace not to, hangs over the Christian community like a pall of acrid smoke.”
–J.I. Packer, A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah, p. 206.
Thanks to Justin Taylor for this.
Very interesting interview of Mark Dever about the purpose of the church, the regulative principle, preaching and many more things.
Many Gospel Coalition members have weighed in on the answer to this question, collected in an article at Between Two Worlds.