Philip Ryken

Philip Ryken is the current president of Wheaton College. He is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and formerly served as senior minister at the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in downtown Philadelphia. Ryken is the author of Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts, Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today's Moral Crisis, The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel, and Discovering God in Stories from the Bible. He is the son of literary scholar Leland Ryken.


Volume 117

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Guests on Volume 117: Matthew Dickerson, on the likenesses between Beowulf and three of Tolkien’s heroes, and on how (despite Peter Jackson’s rendition) The Lord of the Rings is more interested in virtue than in military exploits; Jennifer Woodruff Tait, on how assumptions about the nature of moral knowledge—derived from the school of common-sense realism—compelled Victorian Methodists and others to substitute grape juice for wine in celebrating the Lord’s Supper; Jeffry Davis and Philip Ryken, on why the liberal arts ought to be recognized as a calling that enriches Christian living; and Robert George, on the consequences of redefining marriage.