Blog Posts by Jonathan Parnell
Behind the Blog: No Place for Middle Earth
Husbands, Spend Time with Your Wife
David Brainerd Biography (Free eBook)
In 1742 Yale College expelled David Brainerd.
He had made some prohibited comments about some of the faculty and, though at the top of his class academically, Yale booted him. Add to this that in order to be an established…Continue Reading
A Clear Job Description: Date Your Wife
How Romans 8 Helps Trip Lee
The Effects of Aging on Sanctification
In this five-minute video John Piper shares about some expected and unexpected ways that aging has worked in his experience of sanctification.
John Piper, along with Kevin DeYoung, Jarvis Williams, Russell Moore, and Ed Welch, will be the plenary speakers…Continue Reading
Only One Life: Focus on the Text
Free Download of John Piper's Oldest (and Newest) Book
One addition to Crossway's republication of Love Your Enemies is a new preface from John Piper in which he explains why this book is a monument to God's mercy and faithfulness. He writes,
Monuments are usually built much later than…
Pastors, Politics, and the American Republic
For those reading from the States, today is Independence Day, the peak of America's summer. So in the midst of cookouts and fireworks, let's do a quick dial back to the founders.
America and its founders. Now that's a…Continue Reading
20 Quotes from Date Your Wife
The Gospel in Two Minutes
100 Quotes from You on Sanctification
YouVersion Releases Daily Devotional from John Piper
The YouVersion Bible app recently reached 50 million downloads. A true leader in the market, they provide a free Bible app in over 144 languages, are ranked as the first Bible app on iTunes, and have a 5-star rating based…Continue Reading
Hip Hop and the Fight Against Sin
Send Us a Quote, Win Some Books
Your Pastor Is Not Your Political Activist
The Good News for All Sinners
When Silence Is the Real Hate
Where Same-Sex Attraction Originates; and Where It Ends
This Week's Sermon: “Let Marriage Be Held in Honor” — Thinking Biblically About So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
"Let marriage be held in high honor among all," the writer of Hebrews tells us.
And that is the goal of this week's sermon, for God's glory and our good.
John Piper gives eight points about the biblical vision of…Continue Reading
11 Truths John Piper Learned from His Father
Behind the Blog: Octavius Ain't Pretty
Jay and Katrina Didn't Waste Their Lives
Jay Erickson thought about death. He and his wife Katrina, along with their two little girls, moved in next to a bush hospital in Zambia earlier this year where he wrote they could "hear quite clearly the wails of mourning…Continue Reading
When God's Wrath Is Your Comfort
God is so great that he sees every detail of our planet all the time. And God is so just that there is not a single injustice which doesn't infuriate him. So if he knows everything and hates all that's…Continue Reading
What the Bible Says About Sanctification
Sanctification is important. It's deep (as in cosmic), and it's personal (as in it's about God's work in you). But what exactly does it mean?
Sam Storms helps us with this short explanation:
Sanctification is the theme of this…Continue Reading