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J. Ligo Duncan III

Ligon Duncan is the Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), Jackson, Mississippi, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Convener of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Chairman of the Mississippi Joint Committee on Campus Work (RUF), Convener of the Twin Lakes Fellowship, and served as the 32nd Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005), the youngest minister ever to fill that post. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he is a ninth generation Presbyterian elder. He did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv, MA, cum laude); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). He and his wife Anne (herself an accomplished Christian Educator and graduate of Furman University, BA; Gordon-Conwell Seminary, MRE; Reformed Theological Seminary, MA) are the delighted parents of a daughter, Sarah Kennedy, and son, Jennings.

 Duncan has written articles and columns for various newspapers, magazines, and journals including: the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, the Christian Observer, Tabletalk, Modern Reformation, RTS Ministry and Leadership, and the Australian Presbyterian. In addition, he has authored, edited, and co-authored many books including: The Westminster Confession in the 2lst Century (3 Vols., Mentor); Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship (P&R, 2003); Women’s Ministry in the Local Church (Crossway, 2006); Preaching the Cross (Crossway, 2007); Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective (Christian Focus Press, 2008); In My Place Condemned He Stood (Crossway, 2008); Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? (P&R, 2009); Gospel Clarity (EP Books, 2010).