Tag Archives: John Piper

Daily Bible on Android

I’ve been using a great Android bible app on my Archos tablet.  Daily Bible is free, which is great for a Scotsman, and it combines four apps which make it a must for all Christians. First, it has a daily … Continue reading

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Don’t waste your life (audio book) free

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is John Piper’s, Don’t Waste Your Life.  Just go to the Christian Audio website, put the book in your shopping cart and check out.  It’s that simple. HT Words of Grace

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Transforming Grace Top 10 (2009-10)

For the past two years I’ve posted the top 10 posts of the year then taken a summer holiday. Like last year I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. … Continue reading

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More Erskine like Piper

Here’s more classic Ebenezer Erskine with overtures of John Piper’s passionate theology (the full sermon is called God in Christ, a God of love). For a similar post, see Has Piper ever read Erskine? Is it so, that a God … Continue reading

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Bedtime benedictions for my kids

I’ve been blessing my kids at bedtime for over a year using the “Father’s blessings for his children” packs from Bethlehem Baptist church. My kids love being blessed and will remind me if I forget, “can I have a blessing … Continue reading

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Has John Piper ever read Ebenezer Erskine?

I’m really interested to know if John Piper has ever read any works by the 18th century Scottish preacher Ebenezer Erskine. There’s striking similarity in the language, tone and theology of Ebenezer Erskine’s sermon on the first commandment, “Thou shalt … Continue reading

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Hug a liberal?

How many evangelicals would hug a liberal? I don’t mean literally. Paul tells Titus to “rebuke them [the circumcision party] sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” [Titus 1:13] and it is easy to take that as a … Continue reading

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Strong as oaks, tender as rose buds.

The title of this post is an attempt at a cultural translation of John Piper’s section ‘Durable as Redwoods, Tender as Clover’ in his book ‘The Roots of Endurance.’ I posted yesterday about the effect joyful, confident Christians had on … Continue reading

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The difficult balance of self-love and self-sacrifice

I have been vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich, in an inner city urban priority area, for 4 weeks now. In my new post, I am keen to avoid burnout, which means some degree of self-preservation. As I relaxed in … Continue reading

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Vision and personality

We had a mission action plan meeting at St Luke’s a few weeks back. Part of the day was spent discussing our current aim statement and whether or not we needed a vision statement. As we reviewed vision statements of … Continue reading

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