Monday, May 25, 2009

Adrian Warnock and the Pipermeister

This interview once more underscores the fact that the humble are the ones upon whom God lavishes His grace in order for them to glorify Him by finding their satisfaction and enjoyment solely and ultimately in Him.

"He mentioned to me that he regularly walks away from his events feeling like he's blown it." - referring to D.A. Carson.

"I just know that what I want is the gift of self-forgetfulness..."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Where a Man Belongs

"A famous cigarette billboard pictures a curly-headed, bronze-faced, muscular macho with a cigarette hanging out the side of his mouth. The sign says, 'Where a man belongs'. That is a lie. Where a man belongs is at the bedside of his children, leading in devotion and prayer. Where a man belongs is leading his family to the house of God. Where a man belongs is up early and alone with God seeking vision and direction for his family."

- John Piper, Desiring God, ch. 8, p. 218

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Entailments of Everlasting Life

"We must believe in Jesus and receive Him and turn from our sin and obey Him and humble ourselves like little children and love Him more than we love our family, our possessions, or our own life. This is what it means to be converted to Christ. This alone is the way of everlasting life."

- John Piper, Desiring God, ch. 2, pp. 69 - 70

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Identity and Imputation

The Christian's self-concept is fragmented and in disarray up until a laying hold of the righteousness of Christ ensues.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Owen's MORTIFICATION and Bridges' GRACE must form the foundation of sanctification, involving a dynamic that does not stifle Piper's JOY.

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