Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist
As a recovering perfectionist, I sometimes confuse holiness and perfection. Rather than try to reflect on God’s grace or allow its natural compelling work in my life (holiness), I try really hard to do godly things, produce spiritual fruit, and…Continue Reading
Who Are the Wicked Jesus Will Slay?
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…Continue Reading
Reaching the World Through the Web
John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 2)
C. S. Lewis on the Temporary Importance of Fear
I think that when we are sinless we will still fear God in the sense of reverential, trembling awe — as when we stand on a peak before vast stretches of unscalable cliffs. And we will also fear, I suppose,…Continue Reading
John Piper Discusses the Pleasures of God (Part 1)
Old Shocks in Getting Ready for Romania, Switzerland, and Germany
I have been preparing for ministry in Romania, Switzerland and Germany. One of the messages I am to give is “What is Gospel-Centered Ministry?” I have let my mind run back over the decades of preaching about this. One message…Continue Reading