Plunge Your Mind into the Ocean of God’s Sovereignty

John Piper

Sometimes we need to plunge our minds into the ocean of God’s sovereignty. We need to feel the weight of it, like deep and heavy water pressing in against every pore, the deeper we go. A billion rivers of providence…


Seven Reasons to Celebrate Advent

Ryan Shelton
I didn’t grow up with Advent, but I have grown to love it. And though it is not a mandated observance in Scripture, there are profitable reasons to consider making Advent part of your holiday rhythm. Here are seven potential benefits of observing this season of longing and expectation.

Top 15 Books of 2015

Tony Reinke

2015 marks my tenth year choosing the best books of the year, and it was the most difficult of them all. Non-fiction Christian book publishing churned out a daunting amount of very good new titles, more than I’ve ever seen.


Prepare Him Room

Jon Bloom
The season of Advent begins today. Advent — a season, so full of tradition, so full of memory, so full of legend. And a season so full, often over-full, bustling and bursting with the exhausting activity of keeping traditions, creating memories, and recalling legends.

Missions Is Worth the Mess

Sean DeMars
No one will write a book about us. People will not tell our story at mission conferences. We likely won’t be invited to go and share at churches or speak to future missionaries about the key to success in missions. We are going home and licking our wounds for the foreseeable future. Was it worth it?

Seven Sentimental Lies You Might Believe

Matt Reagan
Examine your assumptions. Our society carries hundreds of unquestioned assumptions, and we Christians ought to ask, astutely and often, “Who says? Does God say that? Is it biblical?” Here seven of the most egregiously assumed truth-claims in popular culture today, with a biblical check for each one.

Spread the Word for Christmas

DG Staff
Next to the Bible, perhaps the most enduringly valuable gifts you can give this Christmas are books soaked in God and his grace. Printed books wrap well, and can be life-changing and soul-saving, and more.

Bringing Back a Wandering Believer

John Piper
Some of the most heartbreaking moments in a Christian’s life are watching other believers wander away from the truth. In this lab, John Piper tackles a couple verses that help us understand a Christian’s identity and give us great hope in pursuing a wandering brother or sister in Christ.

A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan

Chad Ashby
We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time. As we scroll through our social media feeds, read blogs, and observe each other’s lives, there is a temptation to envy the eventful, fast-paced lifestyle.

Eat with Those Who Weep

Nick Roen
I know what it is like to feel alone. I know what it is like to watch everyone else celebrate an endless number of special occasions with someone whose presence is simply assumed as absolute, while I scroll through my contacts trying to find a friend who isn’t “already busy.”