Piper on Living a Life of Significance
Every one of you who confesses Jesus as Lord of the universe signs up for significance beyond anything you ever dreamed. And I mean businessmen and women here, homemakers, students.
To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with…
It Was Cold at Calvary
One of the things I did on my leave of absence was write poems. Most of these grew out of meditating on God’s word. They are my groping toward affections worthy of Christ. Here’s one that overflowed from John 18:18,…Continue Reading
Groaning over Grieving the Holy Spirit
One of the poems I wrote during my leave of absence grew out of my sorrows over grieving the Holy Spirit. It is bad enough to know that God is dishonored by my sin. But to hear Paul connect my…Continue Reading
The Fairy Tale of Universalism
Saying What You Believe Is Clearer Than Saying “Calvinist”
We are Christians. Radical, full-blooded, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting, God-centered, mission-advancing, soul-winning, church-loving, holiness-pursing, sovereignty-savoring, grace-besotted, broken-hearted, happy followers of the omnipotent, crucified Christ. At least that’s our imperfect commitment.
In other words, we are Calvinists. But that label is not nearly…Continue Reading
John Calvin on the Pursuit of Success
How do we as Christians battle against the sinful pursuit of success, wealth and power that the world pursues?
Therefore, to avoid similar entanglements, the course which Christian men must follow is this: first, they must not long for, or…
Don’t Equate Historically Early with Theologically Accurate
Beware of imputing advantage to antiquity. Seventy years after the death of Jesus the churches had neither the collected New Testament nor a living apostle. It was a precarious and embattled time.
Neither the experiences nor the teachers of the…Continue Reading
A Call to Be Truly Missional
Many of you reading this are living alongside us in a post-Christian Western culture. One where the term evangelism is a bit outdated and to be missional is in vogue. Europe and North America have become more and more like…Continue Reading