It’s Good to Be a Jar of Clay
Clay jars are delicate. They crack easily even though they may seem relatively durable.
On one hand, clay jars are refined by fire. There are several steps to making them, culminating with the kiln. This furnace carries the clay from…Continue Reading
J.I. Packer’s Conversion
New Poem: ‘The Book of Life’
Before the night he was betrayed,
The Lord of glory died;
Indeed before the world was made,
The Lamb was crucified.
Before the sin, the spear, the lash
When (Seemingly) Opposites Meet: Keller and Piper on Lewis
C.S. Lewis has been called the “Romantic Rationalist” because he brings together two seemingly opposite things. He is both rationally sharp and imaginatively brilliant, which is a rare combination.
In this five-minute video, Tim Keller and John Piper talk about…Continue Reading
Yahweh Is the Sweetest Name I Know
You are not wrong to sing, “Jesus is the sweetest name I know,” even though Yahweh is.
God gave himself the name Yahweh. No man gave him this name. It is God’s chosen personal name. He loves to…Continue Reading
How God Makes Our Nothing into Everything
The best place to be with empty hands is at the foot of the God who loves to make much of the least.
He is powerful enough to take the weak, and their nothing, and make it into everything for…Continue Reading
For Those Feeling Forgotten
Some of the greatest disappointments in our relationships are made in the moments our memories fail us. No one enjoys being forgotten, especially by those we love most.
Your memory is one of the most powerful and fragile things about…Continue Reading
Some Kindling for Your Embers
We all feel small.
That’s because we are small. John Piper may seem like a big fish in the little evangelical pond. But in the ocean of the world, I am statistically a nobody.
But we are attached to the…Continue Reading
Trayvon, Race, and Gospel Ministry (Ask Pastor John)
Excepting a few tweeted links to various articles, Pastor John didn’t write anything new himself in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.
In a Q&A discussion this week at the Campus Outreach Global Staff…Continue Reading