Strong Rebuke & Affirming Challenges
Aug 28, 2008
Sometimes a strong rebuke is in order. The sin we see in the lives of those we love and lead is so serious that we must respond with intensity. This is the loving way to handle egregious departures from the…
Rick Love Responds to Piper's Thoughts on "A Common Word"
Jan 28, 2008
Last week, we posted a video of John Piper discussing "A Common Word," a letter to Christians from Muslim scholars, and expressing his disappointment with the response to it that over 300 Christian leaders signed In the video, John mentions…
A Common Word Between Us?
Jan 23, 2008
John Piper discusses "A Common Word Between Us and You" and the response to it from 300 Christian leaders. Update: For those unfamiliar with "A Common Word," it's a letter written to Christians by 138 Muslim scholars last…
The Virgin Birth
Dec 24, 2007
This is part 4 of 4 on the Incarnation. Advent and the Incarnation Jesus Is Fully Human What Is the Hypostatic Union? Jesus was born of a virgin. This is a unique glory. Of the billions of humans who have…
What Is the Hypostatic Union?
Dec 19, 2007
The simple truth of the hypostatic union is that the eternal God became fully human in one man, Jesus Christ.
Written with Us in Mind
Dec 12, 2007
How awful and awesome to live in the last days—the days between Jesus’ first and second coming. The New Testament speaks surprisingly about the priority of our season of history and the Book written especially for these last days…
What Is the Incarnation?
Dec 7, 2007
The incarnation refers literally to the in-fleshing of the eternal Son of God — Jesus “putting on our flesh and blood” and becoming fully human. The doctrine of the incarnation claims that the eternal second person of the Trinity took…
Is Tithing Christian?
Nov 14, 2007
Should Christians tithe? The New Testament’s answer may surprise you. I’ve found the following reflections from Don Carson to be clarifying and challenging The only passage in the New Testament that explicitly authorizes the tithe does so in a rather…
The Future of Justification for the Rest of Us
Nov 7, 2007
Not everyone should read John Piper’s new book on justification. Some readers—perhaps those already aware of N. T. Wright and the New Perspective on Paul (NPP)—will want to read The Future of Justification from cover to cover. But not everyone …
A Call to Christology
Sep 27, 2007
Jesus’ person and his gospel-work for sinners have been joined together by God himself. And what God has joined together, let no man separate Assault on Christ’s person is an assault on the gospel. A compromised Christology inevitably will wreck…
The Jonah Principle
Sep 18, 2007
This week I’ve been indexing the forthcoming book, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, and have been significantly blessed. What an especially excellent book! Piper on joy. Carson on love. Driscoll on the church. Now I’m to…
The Author-Story Model
Sep 1, 2007
This is part 4 of a 4-part series on how to talk about God's sovereignty over sin. Part 1, Does God Author Sin? Part 2, Does God Cause Sin? Part 3, Does God Permit Sin? * * * The following…
Does God Permit Sin?
Aug 31, 2007
This is part 3 of a 4-part series on how to talk about God's sovereignty over sin. Part 1, Does God Author Sin? Part 2, Does God Cause Sin? * * * The following is from The Doctrine of God…
Does God ‘Cause’ Sin?
Aug 30, 2007
This is part 2 of a 4-part series on how to talk about God's sovereignty over sin. Read Part 1, "Does God Author Sin? " * * * The following is from The Doctrine of God, Chapter 9,…