Book Review: “When the Darkness Will Not Lift”

There are Christians for whom joy seems unattainable. What will we tell them . . . “When the Darkness Will Not Lift?” ………………………………………………………… “It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.” –John Piper The title ofContinue reading “Book Review: “When the Darkness Will Not Lift””

Should I Take Medication? by John Piper

What’s Your Take on Christians Using Antidepressants? by John Piper In the end I’m going to say that there are times when I think it is appropriate, but I want to go there cautiously and slowly, with warnings. Depression is a very complex thing. It’s got many layers. I think we all would agree thatContinue reading “Should I Take Medication? by John Piper”

Christians with Depression, by Dr. John Piper

by John Piper Does being depressed mean that something is wrong with our hope? Every Christian who struggles with depression struggles to keep their hope clear. There is nothing wrong with the object of their hope–Jesus Christ is not defective in any way whatsoever. But the view from the struggling Christian’s heart of their objectiveContinue reading “Christians with Depression, by Dr. John Piper”

For a Child Born Without Eyes

A Pastor’s Letter to the Parents of a Child Born Without Eyes Dear John and Diane, Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. I said, “Lord, O Lord, please let me be a pastor who preaches and leads and loves in a way that makes the impossibilities of lifeContinue reading “For a Child Born Without Eyes”