Is God Glad Osama Bin Laden's Dead?
God’s emotions are complex—like yours, only a million times more. Right now, your emotions about bin Laden are not simple, i.e. not single. There are several, and they intermingle. That is a good thing. You are God-like.
In response to…Continue Reading
Loving Enemies of the Cross
Piper writes on what it means to love enemies of the cross of Christ:
My greatest longing in response to this enmity is that Christians walk in the way of the cross. Yes, militant Islam is big and threatening. It… Continue Reading
Three Cheers for Not Hiding God in Scholarship
David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet just published Christianity and Literature: Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice (IVP, 2011). The series preface (by Francis Beckwith and J. P. Moreland) contains this heartening exhortation to Christian scholars to stop hiding their belief…Continue Reading
Ominous Ravines and Unapproachable Crags
This is a plea that we would open our eyes wide to the not-God for the sake of God.
By the “not-God” I have in mind the skies—day and night—the clouds, the mountains, and the oceans. And a thousand other…Continue Reading
Four Kinds of Freedom
John Piper from this week's sermon on John 8:30-36:
1) If you don't have the desire to do a thing, you are not fully free to do it. Oh, you may muster the will power to do what you don't…
God Has Two Hands
John Calvin comments on 1 Peter 5:5:
We are to imagine that; God has two hands; the one, which like a hammer beats down and breaks in pieces those who raise up themselves; and the other, which raises up the… Continue Reading
Everybody Wants to Be Free
"What you love about sin is not the bondage, it's the pleasure." John Piper explains:
Excerpted from "You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free."Continue Reading
Why Jesus Wept
The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35: “Jesus wept.” But for all its grammatical simplicity, it’s packed with unfathomable complexity.
Jesus wept after speaking with Lazarus’ grieving sisters, Martha and Mary, and seeing all the mourners. That seems…Continue Reading
What Happens When You Turn 65
Turning 65 in January has me all fired up to get busy. I am close enough to the finish line that the face of Jesus is coming into sharper focus. This is very exciting and makes me want to pick…Continue Reading