I am a little late in getting this popular book read. The sub-title of the book—Meditations of a Christian Hedonist—had tuned me out until I realized most people were enjoying it. I started out not liking what I believed would be the normal use of the word “hedonist” but I soon realized that Piper is using a risky word in a proper way—Christians ought to find all of their pleasure in God, and that pleasure is a good thing, not a bad thing. Piper may fail to emphasize that pain and suffering in the Christian life is also to be taken as joy for Christ’s sake.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]