Within a short time will be celebrated the centenary of the birth of the great statesman who, half a century
ago, laid the foundations and, for almost twenty years, guided the destinies of the Dominion of Canada.
Nearly a like period has elapsed since the author's Memoirs of Sir John Macdonald was published. That work,
appearing as it did little more than three years after his death, was necessarily subject to many limitations and
Most people spend their lives on trivial diversions, seeking to gain comfort and pleasure for themselves. But Jesus said, "Whoever loses his life for my sake will save it." If the path to God-exalting joy and purpose is to "lose" your life rather than to waste it, then this Group Study Edition and the other components in the newly
AN OVERVIEW OF CENTRAL CONCERNS:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS John Piper and Wayne Grudem This chapter offers an overview of the vision of manhood and womanhood presented in this book with cogent summary responses to the most common objections. Because every effort to answer one question (on this or any important issue) begets new questions, the list of questions here is not exhaustive. Nonetheless, we hope to give enough trajectories that readers can track the flight of our intention to its appointed target: the good of the church, global mission, and the glory of God. 1.
“I cannot too strongly celebrate the publication of this book. Owing in part to several decades of dispute over justiﬁcation and how a person is set right with God, we have tended to neglect another component of conversion no less important. Conversion under the terms of the new covenant is more than a matter of position and status in Christ, though never less: it includes miraculous Spirit-given transformation, something immeasurably beyond mere human resolution.
John Strawmyer stood, an irate figure in faded overalls and sweatwhitened
black shirt, apart from the others, his back to the weathered
farm-buildings and the line of yellowing woods and the cirrus-streaked
blue October sky. He thrust out a work-gnarled hand accusingly.
"That there heifer was worth two hund'rd, two hund'rd an' fifty dollars!"
he clamored. "An' that there dog was just like one uh the fam'ly;
An' now look at'm! I don't like t' use profane language, but you'ns gotta
do some'n about this!"...
The Final Judgment feels too close for me to care much about scoring points in debate. Into my seventh decade, the clouds of time are clearing, and the prospect of wasting my remaining life on gamesmanship or one-upmanship is increasingly unthinkable. The ego-need to be right has lost its dominion, and the quiet desire to be a faithful steward of the grace of truth increases. N. T. Wright is about three years younger than I am, and I assume he feels the same.