Articles by Jonathan Parnell
John Piper says it's almost too good to believe. Hear Zephaniah's words:
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love…
It was almost nine years ago when Owen Shramek died. His parents, a young couple from Bethlehem Baptist Church, had moved to the Middle East to work as cross-cultural peacemakers. Owen was born at 24 weeks and the medical context…Continue Reading
Graduation is a high moment. It's like a wedding of sorts. All the many investments — the questions needing answers, the costs needing to be weighed — rise together in a public crescendo of accomplishment. Congratulations, here's your degree.
Crosses were dark in First Century Rome. Crucifixion was a horrific execution method reserved for the lowliest criminals. And yet, Paul writes his letter to the church in Corinth and organizes his theology and entire ministry around this object of…Continue Reading
Sometimes believers will throw up their hands in frustration with non-Christian people they know. “I have said everything I know to say to her about the gospel,” one might say. “She already knows it all and doesn’t believe.”
As Mother's Day comes to an end, the tides of shame recede for millions of women.
Being a mother (or father) doesn't depend on whether your children are living. And that includes adults behind the nearly 55 million abortions reported…Continue Reading
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
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…
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
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
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" 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
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
"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
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
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…
John Piper: "Take your people to the Bible and show them a big God."