Another Incentive to Read Christian Biography
Perhaps, Hebrews 11 is still the most compelling biblical mandate for reading Christian biography. Together with Hebrews 13:7 all those biographical lessons in faith seem like an overwhelming summons to keep finding such stories and “considering” them.
The Marvel of Our Adoption
Scottish theologian John Murray reflects on the Christian’s spiritual adoption:
The great truth of God’s fatherhood and of the sonship which bestows upon men is one that belongs to the application of redemption. It is true in respect of all…
Christendom Is Done, Now What Do We Do?
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…
God Cares About Your Health
Why Doctrine Matters
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:
Alcohol and Church Membership
Piper explains his position on alcohol and church membership:
When I came to Bethlehem Baptist Church over [three] decades ago, this was one of the first controversies I had to deal with. We survived it and are he better for… Continue Reading
The Glory of God in the Gift of Disability
Only Do What Your Heart Tells You
Princess Diana once said, “Only do what your heart tells you.”
This is a creed believed by millions. It’s a statement of faith in one of the great pop cultural myths of the Western world. It’s a gospel proclaimed in…Continue Reading
John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine
This 98 minute interview that I did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment we made when Rick was not able to come…Continue Reading