Blog Posts by Jonathan Parnell
"My Mama Told Me It Was So"
Why does John Piper believe the Bible is true? When recently asked this question he responded that it is first because his mother had taught him it was so.
Grateful for his mother's influence, Pastor John gave a message last…Continue Reading
Behind the Blog: Fourth Man in the Furnace
John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 3)
In the final session of The Pleasures of God Discussion, John Piper interacts with questions on chapters 7–9:
- The Pleasure of God in Doing Good to All Who Hope in Him
- The Pleasure of God in the Prayers of the…
Who Are the Wicked Jesus Will Slay?
It's not terrible theology, but it could use some nuance.
My daughter is only four years old, and though she doesn't understand a lot about God, she has a sense for Jesus's power. She knows he's strong and near, like…Continue Reading
John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 2)
John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 1)
Behind the Blog: Dead Guys Ran Dry
The Puritans on motherhood only go so far. And Charles Spurgeon and Octavius Winslow have great things to say, but after a while it's good for moms to hear from other moms on believing the gospel in the home.
Sam Storms on "The Pleasures of God"
Get the revised edition of The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God.
For a limited time WTS Books is offering a $5 off coupon to DG readers. To apply the coupon, enter the code "DGBOOKS12"…Continue Reading
Tony Reinke on a Theology of Reading
Two Kinds of Biblical Missions
Recent posts in "Proclaimed Among the Nations" —
- Missional and Global: Making Disciples of All Nations
- How a Pastor Fuels Global Missions
- Minimizing Comforts for Maximizing Joy
- Domestic Ministries and Global Missions Need Each Other
Behind the Blog
"Behind the Blog" is an audio glimpse behind the scenes of the Desiring God blog in less than five minutes.
The goal is to add a human element to the 18 or so blog posts we publish each week. That…Continue Reading
How to Steady Yourself in the Age of Compulsive Mobility
Soaked with the Blood of Jesus, Singed with the Fire of Hell
Gospel preaching is a serious endeavor. And the mantle of preaching isn't to be worn flippantly.
Because God is God, and the Bible is his word, the heralding and exposition of that word is central to the corporate life of…Continue Reading
Patrick Lai on the Doctrine of Vocation
"Work is an exertion of effort directed to produce or accomplish something." It was created by God for his glory and is a means through which the gospel is advanced.
In the latest Theology Refresh, David Mathis hosts a fascinating…Continue Reading
Missional and Global: Making Disciples of All Nations
The Book of Romans in 45 Tweets
From beginning to end, the Book of Romans soars into the deep mysteries of God's ways and spells out, in unprecedented clarity, the gospel of his son.
John Piper has called this book "the greatest letter ever written." Martin Lloyd-Jones…Continue Reading
Christians, You Are the Light of the World
Jesus says, in Matthew 5:14, "You are the light of the world." And in Ephesians 5:8, "At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord." So both of them say, Christians are light. Not only…
How a Pastor Fuels Global Missions
John Piper: "Take your people to the Bible and show them a big God." http://dsr.gd/HAxlHm
Recent posts in "Proclaimed Among the Nations" —Continue Reading
Domestic Ministries and Global Missions Need Each Other
John Piper: "If you've never had a burden for your neighbor here, how are you going to do missions in another culture?" http://dsr.gd/I6OdX6
Read the sermon, The Relationship Between Diversified Domestic Ministries and Frontier Missions (1984).
Recent posts in…Continue Reading
Jesus Is Not an Individualistic Pietist Indifferent to the World
Jesus Can Go Anywhere
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." (John…
Contemplating the Bible in Communion
Nature is saying something.
Psalm 19:1 explains: "The heavens declare the glory of God." The most basic point of this verse is that the world around us is making God known. "Wherever you cast your eyes," Calvin writes, "there is…Continue Reading
10 Results of the Resurrection
A Guide for Staying Christian in Seminary
Once during a walk, as Jack Miller prayed for his friends, it became clear to him what he should want for them: that they get the gospel clear in their own hearts and minds, that they make it clear to…Continue Reading
John Piper on How to Stay Christian in Seminary
John Piper gives three answers to how to stay Christian in seminary:
- Choose professors who are passionate about God and his word.
- In all your studies ask "so what?" (at least to yourself).
- Pray with your wife about what you're…