R.C. Sproul's New Commentary on Romans

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OPC'n

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I'm sooooooooo excited about this! A friend and I were just talking about why he does so much topical work and doesn't do commentaries! We were just about to write him and tell him to get on that! :lol:. Do you know when it will come out? If not, can you remind us when it does come out. I'm sort of like a "out of sight out of mind" type of person.
 

AThornquist

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Oo la la. If it were a mango then I'd eat it...or if it were an episode of 18 Kids and Counting I'd watch it...or if it were a little sister named Calista then I'd smooch it on the cheek...or .........
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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Lane,

Do you know whether Dr. Sproul believes that Romans 7 is speaking of believers? I think he does.

I think this could be a marvelous contribution.
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
How is this different from his other commentary on Romans?

This new 2-volume hardback set (clocking in at just under 1,000 pages, and published by Crossway Books) consists of nearly 60 sermons Sproul preached at St. Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida, from October, 2005 through April, 2007. Sproul has been pastor there for 12 years.

Should be good stuff.
 

greenbaggins

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I'm sooooooooo excited about this! A friend and I were just talking about why he does so much topical work and doesn't do commentaries! We were just about to write him and tell him to get on that! :lol:. Do you know when it will come out? If not, can you remind us when it does come out. I'm sort of like a "out of sight out of mind" type of person.

Supposed to come out in September, according to the WTS bookstore website.
 

Michael Doyle

Puritan Board Junior
I am cautiously excited and optimistic. I have always loved Sproul but he seems a bit sloppy at times, ya, as if I am somehow superior, not in the least, just an observation. :2cents:
 

JonathanHunt

Puritan Board Senior
I am bemused. Do we need another commentary on Romans?

Or is it that you folks would be excited at ANY commentary if RC Sproul wrote it?

Which makes it more exciting?
 

Dao

Puritan Board Freshman
The oddest thing about my Arminian friends, at my workplace, was that they loved to listen to R.C. Sproul on the radio an, yet, they seemed to have no clue R.C. Sproul teaches on reformed doctrines or Calvinism. I'm wondering if the Arminians really don't understand those topics and fall into the ~still~ "Not Understand" catagory: ... cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14), ...is unrighteous, does not understand, does not seek for God (Rom. 3:10-12). Oddly, a gay art director marched into the room and flicked the radio to off and marched out. Radio have been off ever since.
 

CharlieJ

Puritan Board Junior
This new 2-volume hardback set (clocking in at just under 1,000 pages, and published by Crossway Books) consists of nearly 60 sermons Sproul preached at St. Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida, from October, 2005 through April, 2007. Sproul has been pastor there for 12 years.

Groan. As if reading 1,000 pages of semons is how I want to work through Romans. I have Lloyd-Jones and (to a lesser extent) Boice for that.
 

OPC'n

Puritan Board Doctor
I am cautiously excited and optimistic. I have always loved Sproul but he seems a bit sloppy at times, ya, as if I am somehow superior, not in the least, just an observation. :2cents:

Only in his Joes! :judge:

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I am bemused. Do we need another commentary on Romans?

Or is it that you folks would be excited at ANY commentary if RC Sproul wrote it?

Which makes it more exciting?

Well, that Sproul wrote it....of course! :sing:

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This new 2-volume hardback set (clocking in at just under 1,000 pages, and published by Crossway Books) consists of nearly 60 sermons Sproul preached at St. Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida, from October, 2005 through April, 2007. Sproul has been pastor there for 12 years.

Groan. As if reading 1,000 pages of semons is how I want to work through Romans. I have Lloyd-Jones and (to a lesser extent) Boice for that.

:down::banghead::hunter::flamingscot:
 

greenbaggins

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I am bemused. Do we need another commentary on Romans?

Or is it that you folks would be excited at ANY commentary if RC Sproul wrote it?

Which makes it more exciting?

We definitely need more commentaries on Romans. We will always need more commentaries on Romans. Think about this: Romans is inexhaustible. There is always more light to shine from these pages, and Romans is about as dense theologically as you can get. Especially in the post-Sanders era, we need commentaries aware of the newer challenges to justification. I would think that Lloyd-Jones, Boice, and Sproul (and also whoever will fill the Reformed Expository Commentary series on that book: I have no idea who yet) will be an extremely powerful combination for the preacher's model. Of course, that it is Sproul is an added bonus. I think he takes the slant that Romans 7 is about the believer (something Moo does not do, of course).
 

Baptist-1689er

Puritan Board Freshman
I have found Sproul to normally be pretty good. I am looking forward to seeing this work. Of course, I was excited to hear of his 3 volume exposition of the WCF, and was a bit disappointed after I read it.
 

OPC'n

Puritan Board Doctor
I have found Sproul to normally be pretty good. I am looking forward to seeing this work. Of course, I was excited to hear of his 3 volume exposition of the WCF, and was a bit disappointed after I read it.

He wrote those for the average person. They really are not meant for the deep theological studier. He stated this about them and I think he achieved his goal quite nicely. I know ppl who can't read Berkhof but got a lot out of Truths We Confess. I of course love Berkhof and Sproul and each for very different reasons. I still have not read my Hodge that I bought forty years ago...:think:
 

Nathan Riese

Puritan Board Freshman
I am bemused. Do we need another commentary on Romans?

Or is it that you folks would be excited at ANY commentary if RC Sproul wrote it?

Which makes it more exciting?

Of course we need more commentaries on Romans. We need more commentaries on the Bible, because humankind has yet to discover all the richness of theology and doctrine within it. For example, if there were a sermon posted on each verse of the Bible, that does not mean that preachers quit writing sermons and each preacher just shares the posted sermons. It's the same thing with commentaries, there is just too much to comment on that there will never be an end to writing commentaries. Critics and false teachings continuously develop and therefore must be continuously fought.
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
I know that Sproul was born in 1939, but does anyone know just when in that year? What is his birthdate? Beyond the year, I can't seem to find it anywhere.
 

Herald

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I know that Sproul was born in 1939, but does anyone know just when in that year? What is his birthdate? Beyond the year, I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I know it's hard for you using dates seeing as you were born when the year was measured in three digits.
 

Wayne

Tempus faciendi, Domine.
Richard:

Why do you need his birthdate? Send a card?

Now, if we had his credit card number, then we'd be talkin' :lol:
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
Richard:

Why do you need his birthdate? Send a card?

Now, if we had his credit card number, then we'd be talkin' :lol:

Just curious. In Googling him, the couple of sources I've seen have only his birth year. Is he keeping his birth date a secret? :lol:

Now, about his credit card...
 
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