Piper Festschrift


Today I received the recent book in honor of John Piper, For the Fame of God's Name. It is a beast. 542 pages of God-centered goodness. Mark Noll's blurb made me eager to dive into this one:

“It would be strange if a book that honors a dynamic, intelligent, pious, God-centered, learned, kind, devoted, influential, far-traveled, widely published, and hyper-conscientious pastor like John Piper did not occasionally slip into hagiography. And this book does, but only occasionally. Far more, its authors offer the best sort of tribute by seriously engaging the Scriptures to which Piper is committed, earnestly expounding the classic Calvinistic doctrines into which Piper has breathed such life, and zealously promoting the glory of God to which Piper has devoted his ministry. Here is a volume full of thoughtful reflections on central scriptural themes, Jonathan Edwards, the life of prayer, Christ-honoring preaching, pastoral disciplines, pastoral privileges, Christian hedonism, and more. In the end, it is a tribute that, by stressing the themes John Piper has stressed, draws attention away from him to God.”


Here is the full table of contents:

A Note to John Piper Sam Storms and Justin Taylor

Part 1: John Piper

1. A Personal Tribute to the Praise of God’s Infinite Glory and Abounding Grace David Michael

2. Three Doors Down from a Power Plant David Livingston

3. Who Is John Piper? David Mathis

Part 2: Christian Hedonism

4. Christian Hedonism: Piper and Edwards on the Pursuit of Joy in God Sam Storms

5. When All Hope Has Died: Meditations on Profound Christian Suffering Mark R. Talbot

Part 3: The Sovereignty of God

6. The Sovereignty of God in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards Donald J. Westblade

7. Prayer and the Sovereignty of God Bruce A. Ware

Part 4: The Gospel, the Cross, and the Resurrection of Christ

8. What Is the Gospel?—Revisited D. A. Carson

9. Christus Victor et Propitiator: The Death of Christ, Substitute and Conqueror Sinclair B. Ferguson

10. The Role of Resurrection in the Already and Not-Yet Phases of Justification G. K. Beale

Part 5: The Supremacy of God in All Things

11. A Biblical Theology of the Glory of God Thomas R. Schreiner

12. The Kingdom of God as the Mission of God Scott J. Hafemann

13. The Mystery of Marriage James M. Hamilton Jr.

14. Pleasing God by Our Obedience: A Neglected New Testament Teaching Wayne Grudem

15. The Glory and Supremacy of Jesus Christ in Ethnic Distinctions and over Ethnic Identities Thabiti Anyabwile

16. Dethroning Money to Treasure Christ Above All Randy Alcorn

17. “Abortion Is About God”: Piper’s Passionate, Prophetic Pro-Life Preaching Justin Taylor

18. A God-Centered Worldview: Recovering the Christian Mind by Rediscovering the Master Narrative of the Bible R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Part 6: Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

19. Proclaiming the Gospel and the Glory of God: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards for Preaching Stephen J. Nichols

20. The Pastor and the Trinity C.J. Mahaney

21. The Pastor as Worshipper Ray Ortlund

22. The Pastor as Shepherd Mark Dever

23. The Pastor as Counselor David Powlison

24. The Pastor as Leader John MacArthur

25. The Pastor and His Study William D. Mounce

Part 7: Ministries

26. The Vision and Ministry of Desiring God Jon Bloom

27. The Vision and History of The Bethlehem Institute Tom Steller