What good do missionaries accomplish in the wider culture when their primary focus is on calling people to repentance and faith in Jesus? In a recent blog post over at Desiring God, John Piper connects the dots between spreading the gospel and seeing renewal in societal structures and systems. Piper points out that sociologist Robert … Continue reading How Can We Best Change Culture?
Over the past several months, I have reflected on my journey toward a gospel centered, Reformed theology. It's fascinating to me to listen to other people's conversion-to-Jesus stories. But I also love hearing stories of theological development, particularly, what God used to draw them to one theological persuasion or the other. That's what this post is about: … Continue reading My Theological Journey
Watch this 6-minute video from John Piper about John Calvin's ministry in Geneva, Switzerland. http://vimeo.com/50857619 HT: Desiring God
John Piper explains what preaching is, and, in his explanation, heralds the good news of the King: http://vimeo.com/47864673 HT: Desiring God
Christians have asked this question centuries. Even in today's globalized, social-media-driven world, Christians are still asking it. In question 60 of the Westminster Larger Catechism, the question is posed: "Can they who have never heard the gospel, and so know not Jesus Christ, nor believe in him, be saved by their living according to the light … Continue reading What About Those Who Have Never Heard?
This is an 18-minute documentary by Crossway based on John Piper's new book Bloodlines. This film features Piper as he walks through his personal story of growing up in the segregated town of Greenville, South Carolina. http://vimeo.com/28323716
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:3) How could someone, Paul argues, who has died with Christ through the public display of baptism (the external display of an internal reality; the symbolic representation of our death and resurrection with Christ) … Continue reading Christian and Unbaptized? Unthinkable.
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." (Al Gore) I love this note from Desiring God about not making Piper a substitute for your own church: "While we encourage you to join us for the sermon, we encourage you even more to give primary … Continue reading Lunchtime Thoughts on Sunday
If you follow blogs and Twitter (and you probably do since you are on this blog), then you are probably not unaware of what is going on with Rob Bell. If you are unaware, then you either 1) fasted Twitter the past week or 2) are in denial of what your tweeting eyes see. Full … Continue reading The Rob Bell Saga
God’s love for you that makes much of his glory is greater love for you than if he made you your greatest treasure You will never, ever be beautiful enough, strong enough, wise enough, admirable enough, to be the bottom and to bear the weight of all the joy you want for all eternity. It … Continue reading What is the foundation of your joy?