Articles by Jonathan Parnell
How shall we as American Christians think and act with regard to freedom of religion in a pluralistic context?
It was ten years ago when John Piper and the elders at Bethlehem first presented this question. The aim was to…Continue Reading
Views that advocate same-sex marriage are free to exist, but they are wrong.
Now, stop. Read the above sentence again. Are you okay with it?
Chances are how you feel about that statement indicates your understanding (or misunderstanding) of tolerance…Continue Reading
In October of 1792 the Baptist Missionary Society was formed in the home of Andrew Fuller. For the next twenty-one years Fuller served as the leader of this organization, raising funds, writing periodicals, recruiting missionaries, and sending personal letters to…Continue Reading
When we believe in Jesus it's not just "well I'm still a dead sinner who just loves Jesus now." No, actually, I've been reborn. I'm a brand-new creature. Yes, I'm still a sinner, but I'm a redeemed sinner. I'm also…
"Who is my neighbor?"
An earnest lawyer asks Jesus this question in Luke 10:29. We soon learn it's one of those conversations that's padded out in advance. He asks a question to set up something he wants to say. He…Continue Reading
What is our goal in reading the Bible?
In this five-minute video, Don Carson explains that we read the Bible to know God better, as he says, "to think God's thoughts after him, to love what he loves, to cherish…Continue Reading
God is sovereign and he is good. These are the twin theological pillars of childlike faith. Bigger and smarter than we are, all that God does is aimed at our benefit in Christ. But as simple as it seems, this…Continue Reading
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25). That is, we should pursue our wives in sacrificial love, leading as husbands who have been transformed by the gospel. We should date…Continue Reading
You will not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. –Psalm 91:5–6
You don’t have to be afraid. These verses…Continue Reading
Earnestly consider your role in completing the Great Commission.
That was John Piper's overarching plea when he delivered a biographical message on Adoniram Judson in 2003.
Judson was America's first foreign missionary and an example of one who considered, and…Continue Reading
Paul's burden for Timothy is straightforward: Embrace suffering for the gospel instead of running away from it.
In this last letter before his death, the apostle grounds Timothy's endurance in five unshakable foundations — foundations that all Christians should build…Continue Reading
How does the cross and victory of Jesus affect your everyday sanctification?
Over the past 30 years John Piper has preached several messages that equip listeners to apply the Bible in their daily lives. Stretching three decades, this e-book includes…Continue Reading
We recently had the opportunity to ask J. I. Packer a few questions related to sanctification, including how the Puritans have influenced him personally. He noted in his answer, "This is a question I welcome, because in fact, it was…Continue Reading
“All of us are born slaves to our sin,” Trip Lee explains, “but the good news is that because we've been redeemed by Jesus, we are set free.”Continue Reading
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