John Piper on MacArthur, Driscoll, and the Song of Solomon

Yesterday Jonathan Christman posted the above audio at his blog, where he has been tracking the debate that has arisen regardng appropriate speech for pastors. He reports that the audio is from the 2009 Basics Conference that took place on May 11-13 at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio. In it, John declares his agreement with … Continue reading John Piper on MacArthur, Driscoll, and the Song of Solomon

For Mother’s Day: How Motherhood Reflects the Character and Love of God

Note:┬áThe following is a basic teaching outline for a Mother's Day message. I hope the blog's readers find it helpful.As I was thinking about the theme for today's teaching, I came across this helpful description of of the origin of Mother's Day:Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring … Continue reading For Mother’s Day: How Motherhood Reflects the Character and Love of God

The Importance of the Ascension of Christ

Recently I was reading John Calvin's discussion of the ascension of Jesus in his Institutes of the Christian Religion. I was struck by his treatment of the "benefits imparted to our faith by Christ's ascension," in which he makes the following observations:From this doctrine faith derives manifold advantages. First, it perceives that the Lord, by … Continue reading The Importance of the Ascension of Christ