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"My Mama Told Me It Was So"

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Behind the Blog: Fourth Man in the Furnace

Jonathan Parnell

Tyler Kenney joins this Friday's edition of Behind the Blog with updates from the frontlines of Desiring God's translation efforts, including how to access the ten different language options of our site.

Among other things mentioned are Tony's post on…

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John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 3)

Jonathan Parnell

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…
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Who Are the Wicked Jesus Will Slay?

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Behind the Blog: Dead Guys Ran Dry

Jonathan Parnell

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

In…

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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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