New Attitude (IX)

As has become customary, the good folks at Desiring God have released Piper’s message within a couple of hours of it being delivered. You can download it from their site by clicking right here. This message is titled “Discern What Pleases God–Himself.” It is really a kind of entry level, introductory overview of John Piper’s theology, the insights from Scripture that have formed the foundation for his entire ministry. So if you’re curious about why Piper’s ministry has had such …

A La Carte (11/17)

Friday November 17, 2006 Humor: Catherine Claire of “The Point,” Breakpoint’s blog, was inspired when she learned about the Joel Osteen board game. She came up with a list of “Top Ten Bad-Taste Christian Spin-Off Games I Hope I Never See.” My favorite: “Clue-How did the Apostle Paul die? Was it in King Agrippa’s drawing room with a noose or was it Nero with a Guillotine? Answers are waiting to be discovered in this game of mystery and intrigue.” Video: …

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Acting Out Death

I was about eighteen years old the first time I saw a dead person. Just a few days earlier my grandmother had unexpectedly suffered a massive heart attack and had died nearly instantly. The family was given the opportunity to say “goodbye” to her before the funeral. We were ushered into a room in the funeral home, and there, across the room, she lay in an elegant coffin. I took a deep breath and walked over to where she lay. …