John Piper and Cancer

Some of you may already know, but John Piper of Desiring God Ministries recently announced that he has prostate cancer. His God-honoring perspective on it is refreshing. Go ahead and check out the article.

And in case you haven’t already been convinced to read it, here’s just a taste for you:

This news has, of course, been good for me. The most dangerous thing in the world is the sin of self-reliance and the stupor of worldliness. The news of cancer has a wonderfully blasting effect on both. I thank God for that. The times with Christ in these days have been unusually sweet.

Now that’s a man with the right perspective. His prayer requests at the end of the announcement are also particularly moving. So honestly, read it – you’ll be glad you did.

  1. On a similar note:

    Masters College Graduation address by C.W. Smith 2002 (45 Mb)

    This was one of the professors at the Master’s college, he had terminal cancer at the time, and was just an amazing person his whole life.
    tim is the author. Jan 19, 16:31 is the time. <
  2. Tim, thanks a lot for the resource. I’m downloading it now and will listen to it soon (God-willing).
    Nathan Logan is the author. Jan 19, 18:42 is the time. <