Let Wonder Lead You to Worship (Don’t Let the Devil Dumb You)
How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!
The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this” (Psalm 92:5–6).
The devil does not want you to wonder. Wonder is deadly to the domain of…Continue Reading
Jay and Katrina Didn't Waste Their Lives
Jay Erickson thought about death. He and his wife Katrina, along with their two little girls, moved in next to a bush hospital in Zambia earlier this year where he wrote they could "hear quite clearly the wails of mourning…Continue Reading
Battling the Bitterness of Parenting a Disabled Child
On October 16, 2006, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. That word — autism — spoken over my son and over my life on that day sent me into a year-long spiral of grief and confusion.
One of the…Continue Reading
That Awkward Moment When We Speak the Gospel
Evangelism is counter-cultural. It's true everywhere on the planet, but perhaps it's especially so in our increasingly post-Christian Western society. We live in a polite culture, for the most part. Talk about religion? You just don't go there. Talk about…Continue Reading
More on the Masculine Feel of Christianity
The Nowness of Obedience
Have you ever noticed that obedience is actually only possible in the present?
I’m not trying to be overly philosophical here — because to be perfectly honest, philosophy class bored me out of my mind. I have no interest in…Continue Reading
Ministry Update: John Piper and Scott Anderson in Switzerland
We have received $329,258 of the $300,000 that we needed in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support! The Lord is good, and all…
“Just As Long As It's Healthy...”
Every couple experiencing pregnancy gets this question: do you want a boy or a girl? Many will respond this way, “we don’t care, just as long as it's healthy.”
But "healthy" exists on a spectrum of possibilities just like disability. …Continue Reading
God Desires All to Be Saved, and Grants Repentance to Some
Put two texts together, and see what you see.
“God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (eis epignōsin alētheias)” (1 Timothy 2:4).
“God may perhaps grant them repentance leading…