The first time I heard John Piper’s name was when he walked out onto the stage at Passion’s One Day event in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000. I was one of the college students sitting in the field on that day. Initially, I rejected the message as a bit over the top and would not come to appreciate the sermon until years later after I became a Christian. Today, I’m thankful for that sermon, and perhaps you’ve watched video clips of it yourself on YouTube and heard others talk about the impact of that sermon. Take time to listen to watch this short video where Tim Challies provides the history of Piper’s sermon. You can also watch the full sermon here.
The Protest That Changed the World: An Interview with John MacArthur — Phil Johnson talks with John MacArthur about the historic protest of the Reformation.
Is It Necessary to Preach Divine Wrath? — “The preaching of divine wrath serves as a black velvet backdrop that causes the diamond of God’s mercy to shine brighter than ten thousand suns.”
Video: “The Discipline of the Father” by Alistair Begg — “We might be tempted to associate “the discipline of God” with our earthly fathers, but men at their best are marked by flawed motives and imperfect methods.”
California to Ban Books? Or Just Christian Speech? — “The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw ‘the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that ‘includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.'”
Puritan Movie Now Being Filmed — “A film crew has begun a busy trip to key Puritan sites in England, Scotland, and the Netherlands so that in 2019 we can release a new resource for learning from the Puritans.”
Five Reasons Why Pope Francis’ Answer Was Demonic — This is a good article that points tot he errors of Pope Francis’ teaching and demonstrates why it’s actually demonic.
Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more — You can now send temporary self-destructing messages in Gmail.