Tag Archives: John Piper

Your Works Are Not Your Holiness – a response to John Piper’s problems with faith

The problem with John Piper not leaving well enough alone In an article published last month, John Piper states: The only kind of faith that counts for justification is the kind that produces love — the kind that bears the … Continue reading

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Losing salvation? Can’t be done.

I saw this tweet yesterday: Don’ don’t struggle to figure out the maximum amount of sin you can commit and still be saved. Use that energy to kill it. — John Piper (@JohnPiper) October 3, 2016 The tweet is good … Continue reading

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The Bride of Christ Isn’t Masculine Enough For Some People

[CBMW (the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) and T4G (Together for the Gospel) are holding back-to-back conferences this month. One of the main purposes is to teach that the Bible requires men to lead and women to follow them. These … Continue reading

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Getting the Real Point of the Good Samaritan Story

In France: A Fabric Torn a prominent pastor wrote about the attacks in Paris: Now is a time for France — and all of us — to hear the words of Jesus, “Do you think that they were worse offenders than … Continue reading

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Silencing Women – the guaranteed way for men to stay in control

Silencing Women in the Name of Religion Last month patriarchal pastor Tim Bayly called out two women for supposedly overstepping their role, for doing “men’s work” instead of staying in their place. When women such as Dr. Valerie Hobbs and … Continue reading

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John Piper’s “Proud Canvas” – a misunderstanding of the artistry of God

Your life in Christ is not a life of rags that God uses to get some dirty work done, and then later he’ll clean you up a bit. No, your life in Christ is as a new creation made perfect … Continue reading

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Idolizing the Virginity Fetish: correcting a mega-pastor’s bad advice

Fetish: any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect or devotion. (Dictionary.com.) *** In Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity, Desiring God Ministries posts a response to a question from a young man who asks about not being a virgin … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Head Over Doctrine

When I fell in love with my wife (which, incidentally, happened before I  became her husband), I kind of lost my head over her. I admit to being head over heels in love with her, and going out of my … Continue reading

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Mega-Pastor Passes Judgment and Blames Mothers

[From the archives, a post that originally ran as a guest post at Julie Anne Smith’s Spiritual Sounding Board.] *** John Piper has a message for you moms whose kids don’t behave in public the way he thinks they should: if … Continue reading

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When Justice Is Too Narrow – a response to John Piper and The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition released a one minute video of John Piper speaking on justice and grace at a recent conference. The enthusiasm about God’s grace is infectious, and I appreciate his encouragement to embrace that grace. His take on justice, … Continue reading

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