In Praise of Private Ministry: Reflections on John Newton the Great Letter-Writer

Many if not most professing Christians are familiar the song “Amazing Grace.” The hymn’s author John Newton (1725-1807), however, is not as well known. In this brief article, I want acquaint you with Newton so that you might (1) praise God for His grace in the life of a sinner; and (2) learn from Newton’s … Continue reading In Praise of Private Ministry: Reflections on John Newton the Great Letter-Writer

‘The Roots of Endurance’ by John Piper

I love biographies.  I love John Piper.  So I really love biographies written by John Piper.  The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce is the third book (of four) in the Swans are not Silent biography series.  Piper, each year, hosts a pastor's conference at his church.  … Continue reading ‘The Roots of Endurance’ by John Piper