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Behind the Blog: We Have Thor

Josh Etter, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke

Advent Begins Today

David Mathis
Advent is for adoring Jesus. It’s an annual season of patient waiting, hopeful expectation, soul-searching, and calendar-watching marked by many churches, Christian families, and individual followers of Jesus. There’s no biblical mandate to observe Advent. It’s an optional thing —…
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Behind the Blog: Move over Movember

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
Here on the last day of November — endearingly known as Movember by many working a fresh mustache for men’s health awareness — we went behind the blog for some backstories on the full face of content we grew in…
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Enjoying the Trophies of God's Mighty Grace

David Mathis
This Advent is the 33rd John Piper has spent among the people of Bethlehem Baptist Church. And it is his last Advent as senior pastor. God willing, Pastor John will serve as an associate in the first quarter of 2013…
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The True Story of Thanksgiving

David Mathis
The True Story of Thanksgiving
Come Thanksgiving Day each year, many of us give the nod to Pilgrims and Indians and talk of making ready for a harsh first Winter in the New World. But for the Christian, the deepest roots of our thanksgiving go…
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Gregg Allison on the Doctrine of the Church

David Mathis
The Church is Jesus's bride — a fascinating subject of study, and angle from which to learn more about our glorious Groom. She is also "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession"…
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Improving Our Baptism

David Mathis
Ever consider how you might improve your baptism? Baptism is not something we typically think about as “improvable.” It’s a one-time, means-of-grace event, administered to a new professing believer entering into the visible covenant community of the local church. The…
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Behind the Blog: Pilot

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
"Behind the Blog" pulls back the curtain and goes backstage at desiringGod.org. David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke aim to serve regular readers with backstories on the blog's best content, notes about what's in the works, and updates…
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Bigger Fish to Fry: Politics and the Priority of Disciplemaking

David Mathis
Bigger Fish to Fry: Politics and the Priority of Disciplemaking
Jesus’s mission is bigger than next Tuesday’s election. Way bigger. The Great Commission summons to make disciples — both reaching out for more quantity and going deep for more quality — relativizes the stock Jesus’s followers put in any political…
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Ordinary Life for an Extraordinary Athlete

David Mathis
We can be so quick to put them on a pedestal. So quick to assume professional athletes live a fantasy-camp life, away from the everyday pressures and pains facing the rest of us. We subtly treat them as almost a…
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Jesus Makes Up for Every Sacrifice

David Mathis
Jesus Makes Up for Every Sacrifice
Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or
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A Big-Leaguer Who Learned to Lean on God

David Mathis
While it was a bleak 96-loss season for the Minnesota Twins, one bright spot was left-fielder Josh Willingham — who recently joined us for an interview at the Desiring God offices. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of Harmon…
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Sports in the Age to Come

David Mathis
Sports in the Age to Come
Will there be touchdowns in the new creation? Grand-slam homeruns? Three-pointers at the buzzer? When heaven comes down to earth (Revelation 21:1–2), we shouldn’t expect anything less. Or, to really bring it down out of the clouds, here’s one way…
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Don’t Hide God’s Word from the Little Ones

David Mathis
Don’t Hide God’s Word from the Little Ones
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. –Luke 17:2 It may long be remembered…
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The New City Catechism: A Remarkable Coming Together

David Mathis
Today is the official launch of the New City Catechism, which is marked by an extraordinary combination of fortes. Produced by The Gospel Coalition and Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York, this new catechism has a lot to be…
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What Happened at Vatican II (And How to Pray 50 Years Later)

David Mathis
It was fifty years ago today that Roman Catholicism launched what many consider to be the most ambitious of its 21 ecumenical councils. Called the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, the three-plus-year series of gatherings began under Pope John…
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Jesus Says to Rome

David Mathis
You have heard that it was said to those of old, “Pray to Mary, and petition the Saints.” But I say to you that there is only one mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5). You need no other…
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The Saddest and Happiest Reality in the Universe

David Mathis
It is the paradox of paradoxes. The cross of Christ is both the most horrific happening in the history of the world, and the most beautiful. The universe's saddest moment and happiest turn came together one afternoon at Golgotha on…
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