Piper’s First Published Poem for Money ($5)
Since I preached on this text last Sunday (John 8:57), I decided to dig into my files to find the first poem I ever published for money. Five dollars. It was in the September, 1969 issue of Christian Life (p.…Continue Reading
Jesus Encourages Us in Our Pluralistic World
People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness
Hard work is not the opposite of grace, it is the result of experiencing grace.
D. A. Carson explains:
People do not drift toward Holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith,…
Has the Gospel Been Preached to the Whole Creation Already?
From Rob Bell to Peter O’Brien, Colossians 1:23 proves a challenge. Paul refers to the gospel of his day as “the gospel . . . which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven” (ESV). Commentators multiply explanations of how…Continue Reading
Pilate: Powerful, Pragmatic Pawn of Providence
"Except for Jesus Christ . . ."
What is Prayer?
The Gospel and the Bikini Barista
Where Would You Turn? (A Gospel Scenario)
You’re reading your Bible on the train, and you get chatting to the guy next to you. And as you quietly pray that God would give you an opportunity to share the gracious, salty words of the gospel, your new…Continue Reading