Articles by Jonathan Parnell
The glory of God — and our joy in him — is the heart of mission.
John Piper writes,
The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God. "The LORD reigns, let the earth…
Charles Spurgeon writes,
. . . the real reason why God's people do not feed under a gospel ministry, is, because they have not faith. If you believed, if you did but hear one promise, that would be enough; if…
The demise of "Christendom" affects both the Church's theological dialogue and missional strategy.
Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch give the historical explanation for what it is:
Christendom is the name given to the sacral culture that has dominated European society…
One step before the details of what you believe is the question of why it matters. Simply put, what you believe matters because it's what tells you how to live—and something is always telling everyone. Kevin Vanhoozer explains:
Extemporaneous moments in corporate worship are sometimes the parts that stick with us the most. One such moment came in John Piper's concluding prayer of a recent sermon on John 8:30-36.
In this video, Piper confesses when Christians would be…Continue Reading
Psalm 16 is majestic. Peter unleashes its importance during his first ever sermon in Acts 2:29-36, arguing that David was clearly talking about Jesus. I'm convinced.
But there's more treasure to behold in Psalm 16 as we see the words…Continue Reading
Listen to "Desiring God" by Curt Allen (a.k.a. "Voice")—
Yay though I walk through the valley of the death man, I wasn't killing sin it was taking my last breath man. I was more than stressed man wasn't living right…
Desiring God's staff meets together every Friday morning for an hour of biblical teaching and prayer. Pastor John led this morning's gathering by unfolding the role of poetry in the Christian life.
Poetry is not the answer, but…
The temptation is not new: silencing certain biblical texts in order to say that eventually everyone will be saved. In fact, we could just call it recycled liberalism.
Desiring God focused on this subject 21 years ago at the Conference…Continue Reading
In yesterday's post Pastor John cited Philippians 2:12-13 concerning our sin-killing role in sanctification —
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his…
John Webster writes:
. . . the Christian interpreter is 'reconciled to God, drawn into the fellowship of the saints and illumined by the Holy Spirit'. . . . the Christian interpreter is one who has been extracted from the…