How Is the Bible Without Error?
What exactly is meant by the confession: "The Bible is without error in the original manuscripts?"
The doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture is foundational to evangelical faith, yet there is some diversity in the opinion of what inerrancy entails. Back in 1976, John Piper sought to bring clarity to this issue in a short paper, "How Are the Synoptics 'Without Error'?"
This paper was recently transcribed as…Continue Reading
Interview with John Piper from Australia
Here's a 12-minute interview on women's ministry with Pastor John from the Women's Katoomba Convention in Australia:
00:23 — How long have you been a Christian?
1:41 — Why are you still a Christian at 65 years old?
3:03 — What are the obstacles you see to living a worthy life?
5:39 — What advice would you give to women about a worthy life?
8:36 — On the…
The Power of the Gospel and Ethnic Strife
Together for the Underestimated Gospel, April 10-12, 2012, in Louisville, KY.
Tomorrow night Pastor John will gather with a group of urban leaders in Minneapolis to speak on this issue of race and the gospel. The event will be live-streamed from 7:30PM (EDT) to 9:30PM (EDT), including an hour of Q&A. We encourage you to join us online by watching and discussing with your small group or church.Continue Reading
How to Serve "The Singles" — Ministry to Unmarried Adults in Your Local Church
When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal holiday dinner as a way of expressing my thanks to them for their care and ministry. As I served the standing rib roast on a table set with china and crystal, one man remarked, “Wow. I never would have done this when I was single. It would have…Continue Reading
Dads, Your Leadership Role Is Inescapable
Doug Wilson will speak on the subject of "father hunger" at our 2012 Conference for Pastors (Jan 30 – Feb 1). Registration is now open.
Recent posts for the 2012 Conference for Pastors —
- Dads, Five Ways to Make Your Words Count (Excerpt from Crawford Loritts)
- What Is Father Hunger? (Video from Doug Wilson)
- Dads, Consider the Impact of Availability (Excerpt from Crawford Loritts)
Trick or Treat? It's Martin Luther
It was October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. He wrote in Latin, but a nameless visionary translated the theses into German, carried them to the printing press, and enabled their dispersion far and wide.
Luther ended up with more than he bargained for, but he proved to…Continue Reading
One with Christ and the Fellowship of Righteousness
Therefore, that joining together of Head and members, that indwelling of Christ in our hearts—in short, that mystical union—are accorded by us the highest degree of importance, so that Christ, having been made ours, makes us sharers with him in the gifts with which he has been endowed.
We do not, therefore, contemplate him outside ourselves from afar in order that his righteousness may be imputed to us…
The Power of the Gospel and Marriage
Jesus Wants You to Waste Your Life
Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair (John 12:3).
Judas simply could not fathom Mary’s ridiculous decision.
During dinner she had just dumped all that rare perfume on Jesus’ feet! Almost a year’s wages now puddled on the dirty floor. Completely wasted!
“Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii…Continue Reading