Raising Children in Dangerous Places

“There is no more dangerous place to raise children in the world than the United States.”  —-Marco Silva, paraphrasing John Piper and interpreting Jesus Content Strategist at DesiringGod.com September 3, 2017 I completely agree. But why? Is it because . . . we lead the world in school shootings, or because our health care system is … More Raising Children in Dangerous Places

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Gratitude is Great but . . .

This: “. . . in Hebrews 11 we find the saints of the Old Testament commended again and again because their obedience was motivated by faith. ‘By faith’ Abraham ‘obeyed’ (11:8); ‘by faith’ Noah ‘prepared an ark’ (11:7); ‘by faith’ Moses ‘left Egypt’ (11:27); ‘by faith’ others ‘performed; acts of rightousness’ (11:33). But we find … More Gratitude is Great but . . .

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Desiring God

Rereading Classic Books Last night, while re-reading for the fourth time, John Piper’s Desiring God, I was reminded why I am a “Christian Hedonist.” Buy the book and read it slowly. Back in college when I first came to trust in Christ, when I first starting reading the Bible regularly (hours a day at times), … More Desiring God

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John Piper’s Advice for Pastors (or anyone who teaches the Bible)

Good teaching is not an accident. It is part of a process that begins in a bowed spirit, proceeds through a rigorous process of study, bathed in a spirit of prayer, and anticipating the empowering of God. John Piper’s advice has always been helpful. Pray with me and for all those around the world burdened … More John Piper’s Advice for Pastors (or anyone who teaches the Bible)

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