A Tribute to a Faithful Pastor with an Extraordinary God
Crossway, Friends, & Colleagues Celebrate the Life and Ministry of John Piper at the DG National Conference 2010
Nearly 30 years ago a young man with a grand view of the supremacy and glory of God stepped into the pulpit at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. From that day, John Piper’s ministry has been marked by dynamic preaching, Christ-honoring writing, and compassionate pastoring which have influenced millions—magnifying God’s glory and encouraging the pursuit of joy in Christ. “Pastors like this do not come along very often,” expresses David Wells, Distinguished Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. “And when they do, we need to take note.”
Today at the 2010 Desiring God National Conference, Crossway was pleased to recognize John Piper and thank God for his life, work, and ministry with the release of For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper. Presented by editors Sam Storms and Justin Taylor, this 542 page festschrift includes 27 essays from Piper’s close friends and colleagues.
Despite early hesitation that Piper might not be enthusiastic about being honored in this way, Storms says, “We are unapologetic about wanting to honor John and to express our love and appreciation for his many productive years of ministry. Our lives have been greatly affected by his and we felt the time had come to say thank you in the best we knew how: by inviting several of John’s close friends and coworkers to interact rigorously and biblically with his theology in such a way that the God who has made himself known to us in Jesus Christ would be gloriously magnified.”
For the Fame of God’s Name focuses on the themes for which Piper is most well known and which have served the church the past few decades: Christian Hedonism, the sovereignty of God, the Gospel, the supremacy of God in all things, Jonathan Edwards, and the calling to preach God’s Word and to pastor God’s people.
For the Fame of God’s Name will be available for purchase on Crossway.org and elsewhere beginning next week.