A Christian Alternative to Outrage Culture
Aug 3, 2020
Without a broken heart, our boldness can become brash, harsh, severe, cruel, angry, impatient, and obnoxious — all in the name of Christian courage.
We Preach in the Presence of God
The Solemn Charge to Every Pastor
Jul 23, 2020
It is almost impossible to overstate the weight and wonder of biblical preaching. Pastors are heralds of the coming King of the universe.
Reformation Theology in the Hands of a Servant
My Tribute to J.I. Packer (1926–2020)
Jul 18, 2020
J.I. Packer had the supernatural ability to lead a movement, but he had the spiritual disposition to get behind other people’s dreams instead. He was a servant.
Under God, I Owe Him Everything
Bill Piper (1919–2007)
Jun 21, 2020
Before John Piper read Lewis, Pascal, Edwards, or even Paul, he heard the gospel — and felt its power — from his father.
How Did Evil Begin?
Pondering the Mystery of Satan’s Fall
Jun 8, 2020
Before Adam and Eve fell in the garden, Satan fell from heaven. But how could a holy angel fall from God’s holy presence?
The Sorrows of Minneapolis
A Prayer for Our City
May 29, 2020
For over 40 years, John Piper has made his home in Minneapolis, a city recently set on fire with riots and unrest. He offered this prayer to God in the midst of the turmoil.
The Majesty of God Mastered Him
John Calvin (1509–1564)
May 27, 2020
John Calvin preached, wrote, published, and lectured all to one end: to display the majesty of God through the word of God.
The Brave Stunt That Brought Down Slavery
How David Livingstone Freed East Africa
May 1, 2020
If you want to know how God brought down the East African slave trade, study the remarkable life of an explorer who refused to ignore what he had seen.
Before Your Suffering Comes
Five Rocks to Put Beneath Your Feet
Apr 30, 2020
Don’t wait until you suffer to learn how to suffer well. Prepare today for tomorrow’s heartache.
The Bible Was His Only Crime
William Tyndale (1494–1536)
Apr 6, 2020
William Tyndale was exiled, pursued, betrayed, arrested, and finally burned at the stake for this one offense: translating the Bible into English.
Can We Explain the Trinity?
My Favorite Image for the Greatest Mystery
Mar 30, 2020
Jonathan Edwards’s explanation of the Trinity allows us to climb the mountain of God’s majesty without ever losing a sense of its mystery.
Coronavirus and Christ
‘Behold the Kindness and Severity of God’
Mar 26, 2020
God is not silent about what he thinks about the Coronavirus. Scarcely a page in the Bible is irrelevant for this crisis.
He Saw God Through His Pen
George Herbert (1593–1633)
Mar 1, 2020
George Herbert wrote poetry not only to display God’s worth, but also to feel God’s worth in the very act of writing.
Can an Angry Judge Be Just?
Our Fair and Furious God
Feb 17, 2020
Many deny that God punishes sin, let alone that he is angry towards the wicked. One major problem for them is the consistent teaching of the Bible.
Ruthless Nations Will Fear the Lord
The Coming Triumph of World Missions
Jan 24, 2020
No matter how much darkness covers the nations, God’s promise remains: strong peoples will glorify him. Cities of ruthless nations will fear him.
What Prayers Does God Answer?
Asking According to His Will
Jan 8, 2020
God will give us whatever we ask in prayer, when we pray according to his will. So what does it mean to pray according to God’s will?
He Took Up Arms Against Liberalism
J. Gresham Machen (1881–1937)
Jan 1, 2020
J. Gresham Machen knew that if Christianity matters only because it is useful, and not true, then Christianity doesn’t really matter.
Why Was Jesus Born a Jew?
The Devastating Mercy of His Ethnicity
Dec 11, 2019
Jesus was born a Jew to shut the mouth of all ethnic and racial boasting, including Jewish, and to bring every race and ethnicity to a humbled dependence on mercy.
Depression Fought Hard to Have Him
William Cowper (1731–1800)
Nov 26, 2019
William Cowper wrote some of our most beloved hymns, and he also attempted suicide several times. Insanity and spiritual songs fought for his soul.
The Watershed Issue in Every Generation
Nov 25, 2019
The watershed issue in every generation is the effective authority of Scripture and the realities it reveals.
Humility Was His Secret Strength
Charles Simeon (1759–1836)
Nov 13, 2019
Charles Simeon endured opposition, and stayed patient in suffering, by focusing on two objects: the depth of his sin, and the height of God’s grace.
Love Is the Overflow of Joy in God
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Nov 8, 2019
The deepest love is never merely an act of the will. It is the overflowing impulse of a heart that is happy in God.
He Dared to Defy the Pope
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Oct 31, 2019
The Reformation began when Martin Luther, a scrupulous but tortured monk, rediscovered the surpassing grace of God in the infallible word of God.
‘The Expulsive Power of a New Affection’
The Life-Changing Insight of Thomas Chalmers
Oct 23, 2019
The root power of sin is severed by the power of a superior pleasure. The bondage to sin is broken by a stronger attraction — a more compelling joy.