The following is a guest post by Russell Pulliam, an Indianapolis Star columnist who directs the Pulliam Fellowship summer intern program for the Indianapolis Star and the Arizona Republic. This post is a longer, more detailed, personal account of Russ’ article that appeared in the Washington Post.
R.C. Sproul did not think of himself so much as a pioneer but as a teacher of the classical truths of systematic theology, apologetics and philosophy.
Yet he was the pioneer in taking seminary into our homes, or with us on the walking and jogging trails, in our cars and churches. He was figuring out distance learning before the term became part of the educational vocabulary.
He also led the resurgence of reformed theology over the past 50 years.
Conferences featuring Sproul and other pastors and teachers attracted thousands of people and prompted the movement that journalist Collin Hansen called Young, Restless and Reformed in his book.
In the 1950s and 1960s people had been coming to salvation in Christ through all kinds of para-church ministries, mostly launched after World War II. The Billy Graham Crusades were the most well known, andthey were reported as major news events. Other young people were embracing Christ through Young Life ministry for […]