It Is Time for a Personal Revolution

Jonathan Parnell
It Is Time for a Personal Revolution

Bible prophecy is the key, John Piper explains in the 1980 sermon, “All the Prophets Proclaimed These Days.” The text is Acts 3:17–26. Peter is preaching his first sermon since Pentecost to a crowd of his Jewish brothers. His charge to them is straightforward: Repent therefore, and turn again, so that your sins may be blotted out, and so that times of refreshing may come.

The timing of Peter’s words are especially important. In fact, as he goes on to say in verse 24, all... Continue Reading

Marriage on the Cosmic Stage

Tony Reinke
Marriage on the Cosmic Stage

Christian marriage has been caught up into the cosmic drama of the gospel.

In this first Authors on the Line podcast of 2013 we talk with Bible scholar G. K. Beale, the Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. His research on Ephesians sheds light on how Christian marriage is shaped by the finished work of Christ in the inauguration of the New Creation. The patient reader will eventually encounter this material in his book A New... Continue Reading

A Wife’s Submission in the Cosmic Plan of Christ

Gloria Furman
A Wife’s Submission in the Cosmic Plan of Christ

“I believe wives should be submissive to their husbands. And so do you. See? We’re the same.”

My neighbor was mistaken.

Her argument is quite common. Living overseas, we often hear people drawing the same conclusion when they compare the traditionally conservative values of world religions. “See? We’re the same.”

Early on in our time here in Dubai, I was confronted with this question: How can I help my neighbor see a difference in the hope that I have if my... Continue Reading

Marriage in the Cosmic Plan of God

Tony Reinke
Marriage in the Cosmic Plan of God

How easy is it to detach our marriages from the finished work of Christ?

Very easy.

Tragically easy.

This may be due to living in a society where marriage is ever pressed into molds defined by the increasing unbelief around us, rather than biblical revelation. The very definition of marriage in our day has increasingly taken the feel of Play-Doh, all squishy and moldable in political debates and water-cooler conversations.

But no redefinition of marriage can touch the... Continue Reading

A Poem for the Crying, Coming Children (Video)

John Piper

Here on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many of us are mourning the loss of 50 million babies to legal abortion in the United States since 1973. To help the mourners, and to give hope in Jesus, Desiring God has put together this video especially for today.

There are biblical reasons for believing that all infants who die will be saved. This poem is a celebration of their wrecked and rescued lives. It is an invitation to believe in the grace of God and to act... Continue Reading

We Know They Are Killing Children—All of Us Know

John Piper
We Know They Are Killing Children—All of Us Know

One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this blog post is that we know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this.

But before I show that, let’s clarify what the Supreme Court did forty years ago today. In Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court in effect made... Continue Reading

Presidential Inaugurations and the Providence of God

Tyler Kenney
Presidential Inaugurations and the Providence of God

At his second inauguration, Abraham Lincoln stood before a nation in civil war, deeply divided over great moral and political issues.

Citizens of both North and South feared God and thought they were in the right, but God had not yet given victory to either side. Rather, the war raged on at great cost to both.

What would Lincoln say to this polarized nation in the midst of such sorrow, anger, and confusion?

At the Outset of Lincoln’s Second

Rather than use... Continue Reading

Martin Luther King Changed My World, and I Am Thankful

John Piper
Martin Luther King Changed My World, and I Am Thankful

The racial world I grew up in and the one we live in today are amazingly different. Racism remains in many forms in America and around the world. But in the days of my youth the segregation was almost absolute and the defense of it was overt and ugly, without shame.

  • In 1954, seventeen states required segregated public schools (ABW, 99);
  • In 1956, 85% of all white southerners rejected the statement, “White students and Negro students should go to the same... Continue Reading

MLK’s Dream and the Nightmare of Black Genocide

David Mathis
MLK’s Dream and the Nightmare of Black Genocide

Black genocide.

That’s Clenard Childress’s term for abortion in America and its pervasive effects in the last generation, especially in the Black community. The statistics are outrageous. One in four African Americans conceived in the last forty years have been cut down by the “black genocide” of legal abortion.

A decade ago Childress founded a website by and for African Americans (blackgenocide.org) “to expose the disproportionate amount of Black babies... Continue Reading

Raise Your Hand If You Agree

Jonathan Parnell
Raise Your Hand If You Agree

I have no good memories of third-grade math.

To be honest, I don’t remember most of my elementary school days, but math in Mrs. Smith’s classroom is strangely familiar. Maybe it is because that’s where a school subject first became hard for me, or because the homework was such a drag. Or, actually, it may be because third-grade math was the first time I realized I was a crock.

It happened like this. Soon I noticed my friends were picking up math quicker than I was. I can’t... Continue Reading