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How John Piper’s Seashells Swept Over a Generation

The morning of May 20, 2000, dawned damp and gray over a grassy field in Memphis, where a portable city had sprung up overnight. Thousands of muted tents stood in wet rows; fog made everything hazy. About 40,000 college students had arrived for the fourth Passion Conference, Keep Reading...

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When Should Christians Use Satire?

Shane, a listener to the podcast writes in: "Pastor John, with the growing popularity of Christian satire, for example, websites like 'The Babylon Bee,' what are your thoughts on the use of satire to communicate Christian thought?" The dictionary defines satire like this: "The use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or Keep Reading...

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How to Subtly Abandon Your Bible's Authority

Editors' note: Christians in the West, face a number of explicit threats to the authority of Scripture. But explicit threats alone don't weaken our trust in the Bible. Subtle threatsthose that creep in unnoticedalso foster skepticism. Writing for Themelios, TGC president Don Carson outlines 10 ways we subtly abandon the authority of God's Word. Below are some excerpts from...

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How to Defend the Gospel from Its Enemies and Friends

If we believe that the truth of the gospel mattersand we who identify with TGC dothen how should we speak about, tweet about, and argue against false teachers who lead people away from the truth? And how do we talk about true teachers who mistakenly counteract their own theology? Defending the gospel against both its enemies and, at times, its friends is not easy. On the ...

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7 Ways To Do Political Punditry Wrong in a Polarized World

It's all political. All the time. At least that's what it feels like. Whether you voted for Trump or loathe him with every last bit of plasma in every drop of blood in your body, it seems like the promise of "moving past this contentious election season," is not going to materialize. No doubt,Keep Reading....

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Abortion's Guilt

Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she'd been raised in a Christian family, the weight of guilt that followed these early choices led to years of wandering. Keep Reading...

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Faithfulness in the Age of Trump

I'm not a betting man, and it's a good thing I'm not. I would have bet that anyone other than Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination. And after his surprise victory, I would have bet that Hillary Clinton would beat . . .Keep Reading....

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How Prayer Affects Our Spiritual Formation

The closing of the year and the beginning of a new one is an opportune time to reflect on our spiritual formation and to develop habits to help us become more like Jesus. In this weekly series of articles, we'll consider eight spiritual habits to develop . . . Keep Reading....

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Don't Make Resolutions. Make Commitments.

I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. While I understand the desire for fresh starts and new beginnings, none of us has the power to reinvent ourselves simply because the calendar has flipped over to a new year. Keep Reading....

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John Piper on Hearing the Voice of God

In 2006 gospel singer Tamela Mann debuted a powerful single called "Speak Lord" in which she urged God to speak to her with a word to address her need.Keep Reading...

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