John Piper has a way of ministering to the larger Body of Christ in times of personal grief, pain, and trial like non other that I am aware of today. For your encouragement in Christ, I commend you to his journal entry on the recent passing of his father into Glory. And also his thoughts on the night before his prostate cancer surgery. Thank God for this humble and faith-filled servant.
The compulsive search for diversion is often an attempt to escape the wretchedness of life. We have great difficulty being quiet in our rooms, when the television or computer screen offers a riot of possible stimulation. Postmodern people are perpetually restless; they frequently seek solace in diversion instead of satisfaction in truth. As Pascal said, “Our nature consists in movement; absolute rest is death.” The postmodern condition is one of oversaturation and over-stimulation, and this caters to our propensity to divert ourselves from pursuing higher realities.
Shepherd’s Conference Highlights
Are you a helicopter parent? I hope not . . . . at least not from the teen years on . (HT: First Pres Jackson)