Joseph's Painful Decision
Mary wasn’t herself. Joseph had sensed some urgency in her request that he meet her at “their” tree. She was staring at the ground. She seemed burdened.
“Mary, is something wrong?”
She looked up at him intensely. “Joseph… I’m pregnant.”
God Isn't Grateful
Happy Birthday, Abraham
(I made Abraham post this.)
Happy birthday, Abraham Piper. Thanks for all your work on the DG web site.
From the looks of it having a little one makes you happier than being a little one.
I suppose that’s what…Continue Reading
Pursue Mature Manhood and Womanhood
Prostitutes Go in Before Priests
The last reference to John the Baptist in our four Gospels is in the final week of Jesus’ life. Jesus mentioned him to explain this astonishing statement to the chief priests and elders:
Truly , I say to you, the…
John Milton's 400th Birthday
Today is the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest English poets, John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674).
His greatest work, the epic poem Paradise Lost, was dictated between 1658 and 1664. He…Continue Reading
A Season to Look Back and Ahead
We are a people of promise. For centuries, God prepared people for the coming of his Son, our only hope for life. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of the promises God made—that he would give a way to draw…Continue Reading
A Glimpse of a Pain-Free Life
Here is a three-second experience that might encourage you.
I was sitting at my desk slowly reading and praying over Job 29 and 30. The thought came over me that at this moment I am pain-free. In fact, I feel…Continue Reading
Why Is John Piper on the Planet?
I gave a presentation at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, last month titled "Why God Is Not a Megalomaniac in Demanding to Be Worshiped."
It is probably the shortest public presentation I have made in…Continue Reading