Articles by Jonathan Parnell
"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."
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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).
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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…
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
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 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…
Darrin Patrick shares some advice on how he was helped to grow in grace during seminary:
- Gather with the church for worship and prayer.
- Fight for time in the Bible that has nothing to do with class.
- Seek God with…
Wilson gives two exhortations: first, knowledge about God is not the same thing as knowing God. And second, love your neighbor, by which he means your wife and your children.
"Stuffing your head full of facts about God isn't…
"Communion" is a good word. What do you think when you hear it? Maybe an ordinance of the church? Perhaps an archaic way saying relationship? Or even some mystical ambiguity connected to transcendence?
Communion is one of the few words…Continue Reading
John Piper: "The call to risk for the unreached peoples of the world is not a call to lesser joy." http://dsr.gd/GVpzX2Continue Reading
God made humans to reflect his image and advance the display of his glory over the created world (Genesis 1:26–28). But Adam failed in this commission. Rather than have dominion over the serpent he succumbed to its craftiness. As Greg…Continue Reading
Michael Horton writes,
There is a significant origin and end point to history, within which we ourselves are cast members. It is a courtroom drama in which we are either false or true witnesses, “in Adam” or “in Christ,” justified…