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Fanboy or Disciple?

Barnabas Piper, guest posting at Tyler Braun’s blog:

Can you define “disciple”? It’s not so easy. When I think of what a disciple is I begin coming up with characteristics. A disciple is a follower of someone. He is loyal and knowledgeable, so knowledgeable that he knows the pertinent and intimate details of the one he follows. The disciple can quote the one he follows verbatim and at length and then give you a pretty good summary of what that all means.

Get When Worlds Collide in today’s $5 Friday at Ligonier.org

The ePub edition of When Worlds Collide by R.C. Sproul is on sale in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Also on sale:

  • God is the Gospel by John Piper (paperback)
  • The Christian Mind, Ligonier’s 2012 National Conference (audio and video download)
  • A Survey of Church History teaching series by W. Robert Godfrey (audio and video download)

$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 PM Eastern.

Why Millennials Are Coming to Church

Joe Thorn:

Our church is only 6 years old but is very generationally/socially diverse. It’s pretty amazing actually. Looking around on a Sunday and you see senior citizens who have retired, young professionals, truck drivers, young men who tour in metal bands, college students, stay at home moms, et al. While we don’t have a ton of college students, the largest percentage of our growth at Redeemer comes from the millennial generation.

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Is Glory God’s Only Goal?

Christopher Morgan:

It is encouraging to hear much about God’s glory as his ultimate end. I rejoice in the renewed interested in Jonathan Edwards as well as the contemporary influence of pastors like John Piper and ministries like The Gospel Coalition. I rejoice that many are captured by God’s glory as the ultimate end, as it is the goal of creation; the exodus; Israel; Jesus’ ministry, life, death, resurrection, and reign; our salvation; the church; the consummation; all of salvation history; and even God himself. Paul often highlights this cosmic goal: “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers” (Rom. 8:29); “all things were created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16; cf. Rom. 11:33-36;Heb. 2:10).

While there is a healthy resurgence in teaching that glory is God’s ultimate end, many inadvertently equate God’s ultimate end with God’s comprehensive motivation (Edwards and Piper do not make this mistake, but many who read them do). As a result, we rarely hear that God often acts with multiple ends in mind.

 

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