Featured Resources by Jonathan Parnell

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Behind the Blog with Barnabas Piper

Jonathan Parnell
Barnabas Piper has put some thinking into sports. Actually, he has put a lot of Christian thinking into sports. Writing weekly for WorldMag.com, Barnabas has had a steady voice on what we can learn about God in America’s favorite…
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Looking Evil in the Eye

Jonathan Parnell
Looking Evil in the Eye
Joseph’s brothers realized something we should never forget. It comes at the end of the story in Genesis 50. This is a long time after the brothers conspired together against Joseph. A lot had happened since then — since they…
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Meet the New John Piper

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
“I feel like I’m 22 again,” says the newly transitioned John Piper. Now that his pastorate at Bethlehem Baptist Church has officially ended, Piper says he feels like a recent college grad who is free to do anything God lays…
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Doctrine Matters (Free eBook on Ten Theological Trademarks)

Jonathan Parnell
Here is the theological summary of one preacher’s lifetime of investment in a local church: Doctrine Matters: Ten Theological Trademarks from a Lifetime of Preaching, from John Piper. Preaching, you could say, is where the rubber begins to meet…
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Living in the Valley—For Now

Jonathan Parnell
Living in the Valley—For Now
The Gospels tell us what happened to Jesus when he entered Jerusalem. It is the testimony of history’s most important event and we can hold it in our hands. It is the testimony of four God-inspired authors whose words we’ve…
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Behind the Blog: Shattering Major-League Idols

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
Here are the timestamps (counting backwards) for the topics covered: -32:45 What daily difference does faith in Jesus make in your profession? -31:30 A common narrative: God saving Christian athletes from their sport -30:35 Donnie’s story of God shattering his…
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Behind the Blog: Great Transitions

Jonathan Parnell
From big reminders taped on the wall of a college dorm, to a big book by a 96-year-old theologian, to an interview with two big-league ball players, the latest episode from Behind the Blog pulls back the curtain on the…
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The God-Centered Cross of Love Inexhaustible

Jonathan Parnell
The hands-down, most horrific nightmare possible is that of a God who is angry without due cause. Could we imagine anything worse? It would be the most terrible thing if the only person who has the power to destroy you…
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Meant to Make All the Difference

Jonathan Parnell
Theology makes all the difference in your life. In John 10, as John Piper explains, the doctrine of Jesus’s deity is presented in terms of its utmost impact on how we live. In short, because Jesus and the Father are…
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Dads, Let’s Learn from the Dying Edwards

Jonathan Parnell
Today in 1758 Jonathan Edwards died. He was 54 years old. It was a fever he had contracted from a small-pox inoculation just a month before. After weeks of worsening weakness and the recognition of his immanent death, he spoke…
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Behind the Blog: An Interview with Jerry Bridges

Jonathan Parnell
Jerry Bridges’ first book, The Pursuit of Holiness, was published in 1978 and came as the fruit of his own sanctification struggles as a young Christian many years before. It is a fascinating story, which Mr. Bridges recently sat…
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Nine Reasons You Can Face Anything

Jonathan Parnell
Nine Reasons You Can Face Anything
God’s sovereignty is a precious reality. Now chances are this truth didn’t seem too precious when it first confronted you. The natural, fallen response to hearing we aren’t the ones in control is to white-knuckle our will and refuse to…
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Dude, Watch Your Jargon

Jonathan Parnell
Here we go again. Have you ever thought that at the beginning of a story you’ve heard several times before? Once the person starts talking you know exactly where they’re going. You’ve heard it before. You get it. Here we
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What Is God’s Will for My Life?

Jonathan Parnell
What is God’s will for my life? We all want to know the answer to that question, right? I mean, could there be a more pressing subject? We’re talking about the sovereign God of all that is, the one who…
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Lecrae on Hope When Life Is Hard

Jonathan Parnell
Life isn’t easy, but God gives us truth to stand on. In this video, Lecrae talks about the biblical promise he turns to the most: The biblical promise that I turn to most is that all things work together for…
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What Is Bi-Vocational Ministry?

Jonathan Parnell
Bi-vocational ministry is a strategic and challenging call. Danny Ovalle, a bi-vocational pastor in New England, recently joined us to talk about the rationale and practice of serving as a pastor while supporting his family with an additional job. The…
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Love Is Not Irritable

Jonathan Parnell
Irritability isn’t that big a deal, is it? Although we’re prone to believe it’s a lesser sin, Phil Ryken explains that irritability is actually a way of hating because it is “a way of non-loving.” In his book, Loving the
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How Christians Prepare for Suffering

Jonathan Parnell
How Christians Prepare for Suffering
The apostle Paul suffered. Did he ever. He was imprisoned. He was beaten, often near death. He took 195 total lashes from his Jewish kinsmen on five occasions. He took three pummels with rods. He was once stoned — and…
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Are You Being Deceived?

Jonathan Parnell
Deception works by making you think that there is more joy apart from gospel-shaped community. It makes sin feel more attractive than a righteous commitment to our brothers and sisters in Christ. And one way we war against this, says…
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Clash of Faiths: Theory Behind Lecrae’s ‘Gravity’

Jonathan Parnell
Lecrae wants you to see reality from a unique perspective. This is his intention in the Grammy Award-winning album, Gravity. Exhibit A is the song “Mayday,” featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Ashton Jones, which demonstrates the clash of two different…
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