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Articles by Jonathan Parnell

Tony Reinke on a Theology of Reading

Jonathan Parnell

In this episode of Theology Refresh, Tony Reinke discusses the role of reading in the Christian life, including some practical tips to become a better reader.

Stream or download the 11-minute audio.

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Behind the Blog

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…

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How to Steady Yourself in the Age of Compulsive Mobility

Jonathan Parnell

We love to be on the move. Movement, activity, journey — Western society is a society on the go. Anthony Esolen calls it the "compulsion of perpetual mobility" in his recent Touchstone article, "God's Place and Ours: On Mutability and…

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Soaked with the Blood of Jesus, Singed with the Fire of Hell

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Patrick Lai on the Doctrine of Vocation

Jonathan Parnell

"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…

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The Book of Romans in 45 Tweets

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Christians, You Are the Light of the World

Jonathan Parnell

Pastor John:

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…

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Jesus Can Go Anywhere

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Contemplating the Bible in Communion

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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10 Results of the Resurrection

Jonathan Parnell

Get a free download of this new poster (PDF) from John Piper's article on ten results of the resurrection:

  1. A savior who can never die again. "For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again.
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A Guide for Staying Christian in Seminary

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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John Piper on How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Jonathan Parnell

John Piper gives three answers to how to stay Christian in seminary:

  1. Choose professors who are passionate about God and his word.
  2. In all your studies ask “so what?” (at least to yourself).
  3. Pray with your wife about what you're…
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Darrin Patrick on How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Jonathan Parnell

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…
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Doug Wilson on How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Jonathan Parnell

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.

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"Stuffing your head full of facts about God isn't…

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Communion with God: What, Why, How?

Jonathan Parnell

"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…

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Walking in the Spirit During Transition

Jonathan Parnell

Sharing at a recent devotion with Desiring God staff, Pastor John applies seven arguments from Paul in 1 Corinthians 3 to his transition at Bethlehem Baptist.

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Minimizing Comforts for Maximizing Joy

Jonathan Parnell

John Piper: "The call to risk for the unreached peoples of the world is not a call to lesser joy." http://dsr.gd/GVpzX2

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When People Look Like Satan

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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What It Means to Be a Pilgrim

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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