J. Ligon Duncan

J. Ligon Duncan

J. Ligon Duncan is the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He serves as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, the Convener of Twin Lakes Fellowship, Editorial Director of Reformed Academic Press Adjunct Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is currently the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005) – the youngest minister to serve as moderator in the denomination’s history.

Duncan, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, was born and reared in the home of an eighth generation Southern Presbyterian Ruling Elder. He is a graduate of Furman University, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, (1986 MDiv; 1987 MA Historical Theology). He studied Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College under Professor Donald Macleod (1988-1990) and earned the PhD (Ecclesiastical History and Systematic Theology) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1995. He has written and edited several books including The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century (3 vols.).

Dr. Duncan’s wife Anne (Furman University, BA; Gordon-Conwell Seminary, MRE; Reformed Theological Seminary, MA) is an accomplished Christian Educator in her own right. They are the proud parents of daughter Sarah Kennedy, and son, Jennings.




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Books by J. Ligon Duncan

2862X: The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century Vol. 1The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century Volume 1
By J. Ligon Duncan

The Westminster Confession is a foundational document for countless churches worldwide. Churches of all sizes claim it as their confession, and hold to it with varying degrees of closeness. Ligon Duncan has assembled an impressive array of contributors from a variety of ecclesiastical backgrounds. The aim is simple--to enable the 21st Century to understand the confession more fully, and so bring about the same kind of rugged, vigorous, intelligent and self-sacrificing Christianity that was the result of its initial publication over 350 years ago. In the first of what will be three volumes, the topics covered include: Baptists and the Westminster Confession, Finney's attack on the Westminster Confession, The Westminster Confession and the Relationship of Church and State, The Holy Spirit and the Westminster Confession.


28784: The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century Vol. 2The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century Volume 2
By J. Ligon Duncan

The Westminster Confession is a worldwide foundational document. Churches of all sizes claim it as their confession, and hold to it with varying degrees of closeness. Its influence must not be underestimated. However, countless officeholders will have vowed to abide by the Westminster Confession with only the most perfunctory of understanding of its relevance to their situation. Volume 2.


47204: Misunderstanding Paul? Responding to the New PerspectivesMisunderstanding Paul?
By J. Ligon Duncan

Many intelligent Christians are puzzled by what is being called "the new perspective on Paul." Dr. J. Ligon Duncan sees that this new perspective on Paul, which raises questions on the doctrine of justification, undermines the definition of and confidence in the historic biblical understanding of the Gospel itself. He defines the issue, examines its background, and assesses its serious flaws. His treatment of the topic is both careful and concise, and he provides resources for further study of this "new perspective."


527884: Should We Leave Our Churches?; A Biblical Response to Harold CampingShould We Leave Our Churches?
By J. Ligon Duncan

Harold Camping, co-founder and president of the Family Radio Network, has announced a "prophetic novelty": he believes that the church age has come to an end. Camping claims that God is no longer blessing local churches, and that all Christians should leave their congregations. What exactly is Camping saying? How should Christians respond? Here J. Ligon Duncan and Mark R. Talbot refute the claims of this radio preacher and clearly discuss what the Bible says about the church.


47509: Women's Ministry in the Local ChurchWomen's Ministry in the Local Church
By Susan Hunt & J. Ligon Duncan

The purpose of this book is to strengthen Christ's Church by presenting a practical theology of women's ministry in the local church. The book will answer five fundamental questions:
  • Why should a church have a women's ministry--What is the biblical apologetic?
  • Who is responsible for the women's ministry in a church?
  • What are the tasks of a women's ministry?
  • How does a church implement a biblical approach to women's ministry?

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