younger son in the pigsty, older son on the porch.

I enjoyed this video of Piper’s:

I remember reading the prodigal son as a child and being so confused about what was wrong with the older son.  I remember at first thinking that he was the good son, and that he did in fact get a bit of a raw deal… and then all the years since, when I’ve heard it preached, it was in the context of “the younger son is the Christian, the older son is the hell-bound Pharisee.”  Piper shows that it’s a lot more nuanced than that, and a lot more hopeful, and a lot more challenging, all at once.

Also some good thoughts on parenting, and how we respond to sinners.

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