A Year of Change and Thankfulness

The McKnights

This has been a year of huge changes. In every instance, I’ve only gained more reasons to be thankful to God. I’d just like to take a moment to publicly praise him for a few of the things he has done for me.

My wife

The New Year will mark the first full calendar year that I’ve been married to my wife, Tessa. My gratitude for her could not possibly find full expression in words. In the midst of our many, sometimes-challenging events of 2013, she has stood by me with unwavering support. I am truly a blessed man.

Thoughts on John Piper’s “The Calvinist” Poem

The Calvinist

The Calvinist” is a poem turned video project by John Piper. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should.

The poem itself is brilliant. The cinematography is beautiful. The reading is excellent. The soundtrack fits perfectly.

There is only one major problem—the title. Piper should have named his poem “The Christian.”

Apart from a few lines that reveal Piper’s theology, the majority of the poem could describe the life of any man of God (assuming that man has a wife and children).