First Published Black Poet in America
Phillis Wheatley was the first black person to publish a book of poetry in English. There is a story behind it.
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, had to be published in London because the Boston publishers, where…Continue Reading
30 Ways to Stay Alive to Missions
In their 2010 year-end report, the Barna Group identified six major patterns emerging among Christians in America:
- The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.
- Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.
- Growing numbers of people are less interested…
John Piper's Journal Entry On January 27, 1987
We are excited to announce that the 25th Anniversary Edition of the book Desiring God is now available.
Who could have known what God's gracious intentions were 25 years ago when this volume first arrived for publication? Looking back, we…Continue Reading
Avoiding Smarty-Pants Theology
Bible teachers have their more sophisticated ways of saying, "Nanny nanny boo boo."
And perhaps we Calvinists are especially susceptible to this temptation to pump our team more than focusing on biblical truths.
We would do well to track with…Continue Reading
Can the Unregenerate Heal the Sick?
Have you ever wondered how the unregenerate could say to Jesus on the judgment day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?” (Matthew…Continue Reading
Robert Frost on Fire and Ice
Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Robert Frost died on this day in 1963. The one poem of his that I ever memorized was “Fire and Ice.” This is powerful cadence and rhyme. It gets depravity right.
I think some preachers should ponder what…Continue Reading
The Secret of Invincible Joy
Jesus revealed a secret that protects our happiness from the threat of suffering and the threat of success. That secret is this: Great is your reward in heaven. And the sum of that reward is enjoying the fullness of…Continue Reading
D.A. Carson on the Central Message of the Bible
Pray for Jewish People on this Special Day
January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in 1945. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
May I suggest that we take a few…Continue Reading