Monday, June 8, 2009

roman piper

i really enjoy the fact that john piper, in 3 of his 6 messages on romans 1:16-17, spent significant time passionately urging his people to think and use “their God-given brains” to wrestle with the argument and meaning of the text. i need to learn how to do it humbly, but this gives me hope that you can say stuff like that and not chase everyone around you away.

he also talks about needing to fight to believe the gospel every day. it comforts me to know that “even someone like him” does. i hate to admit it, but i do set those guys (podcast preachers) up on a bit of a pedestal. but it is encouraging to know that men who have been at this for many years and can think circles around me theologically have this struggle as well, and are "fighting the good fight of faith". on the other hand, it scares me a bit. but Got is faithful, as it is written, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."

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