Blog Posts by Jonathan Parnell
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
Sex Is Profound
Marriage is profound, as Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:32. It is a mystery. Two become one. The depths of what this is really about transcend the definitions of any government. It refers to Christ and the church.
Behind the Blog with Mathis's Wife's Sister's Husband's Cousin's Wife
In this special edition of Behind the Blog, David and Tony sit down with Rachel Jones to talk about her posts in the new "Grace at Home" column (you'll soon understand the title).
Rachel and her husband Tom live in…Continue Reading
When the Gospel Comes to Life
The gospel rightly, thoughtfully, and in biblical faithfulness expounded, will not only win sinners to Christ but it will also shape the lives of Christians to greater conformity to Jesus.
Don Carson explains in this five-minute video:
Sanctification is the…Continue Reading
"JOB the Film" Released on iTunes
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Few questions are more ancient. Job was blameless and upright, he feared God and turned away from evil (Job 1:1). And yet he suffered affliction at every turn. He was laid low…Continue Reading
Behind the Blog with John Piper
Last week David Mathis sat down with John Piper to catch up on his recent travel and ministry in Europe.
In this special edition of Behind the Blog, Pastor John shares about the messages he preached and how he was…Continue Reading
Don't Empty Forgiveness of Its Meaning
God's mercy really is incomprehensible apart from God's wrath. Paul tells us, "Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:10). And it becomes clear that if we are to know the depths of this deliverance we must…Continue Reading
Sinclair Ferguson on Union with Christ
We do not know what the apostle Paul says we know.
So says Sinclair Ferguson on Romans 6:6. Speaking to a gathering of pastors a couple years ago, Ferguson shared his sentiment that most people who sit before the preached…Continue Reading
How Summertime Helps Us Pray
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional welcome into summer. Long days, outside reading, baseball, iced tea, sunshine — 'tis the season of unparalleled displays of God's common benevolence.
And it's also full of exciting opportunities for us to grow…Continue Reading