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Meet the New John Piper

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
“I feel like I’m 22 again,” says the newly transitioned John Piper. Now that his pastorate at Bethlehem Baptist Church has officially ended, Piper says he feels like a recent college grad who is free to do anything God lays…
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Jackie Robinson and the Pattern of Jesus

Jackie Robinson and the Pattern of Jesus

David Mathis
It was 1948, during Jackie Robinson’s second season in Major League Baseball, when some bigots in Cincinnati were really giving him the business.
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How to Engage in Spiritual Warfare

David Mathis
If you think spiritual warfare is irrelevant to you, you may already be losing the battle. At least you’re ripe for Satan’s picking. Demons have a notorious way of acclimatizing to where they are, warns Tope Koleoso, pastor of…
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Shattering Major-League Idols

David Mathis
It’s every pitcher’s worst nightmare. For the Detroit Tigers’ Darin Downs, the nightmare became a reality, and almost meant the end of his life. On August 17, 2009, he took a 103-mile-per-hour line drive off the left side of his…
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Behind the Blog: Shattering Major-League Idols

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
Here are the timestamps (counting backwards) for the topics covered: -32:45 What daily difference does faith in Jesus make in your profession? -31:30 A common narrative: God saving Christian athletes from their sport -30:35 Donnie’s story of God shattering his…
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This Week’s Sermon: “God Raised Your Great Shepherd from the Dead”

David Mathis
Good pastors come and go, but the Great Pastor will never leave, forsake, or transition. Pastors of all stripes, at their worst and best, are but under-shepherds of “the chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4). Jesus is “the Shepherd and Overseer…
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Pity the Fool

Pity the Fool

David Mathis
It’s April Fools’ Day, and whatever its origins, the Scriptures have something to say about playing the fool. There is uncertainty about how and when people began mocking the fool on the first day of April. Many think it goes…
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Piper’s Final Weekend as Pastor

David Mathis
This Easter marks the end of an era at Bethlehem Baptist. John Piper served as the church’s primary preacher from July 13, 1980, until December 31, 2012. Since January 1 this year, he has been associate pastor, and his final…
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The Old Man and His Big Book

David Mathis
Update: Robert Duncan Culver died February 7, 2015, at the age of 98. It felt as though we were traveling back in time. Snow was falling, the roads were icy, and civilization was in the rearview. Tony Reinke and I…
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Grateful for His Greatest Gift (Interview with Ann Voskamp)

David Mathis
Gratitude is a virtue most worthy of our cultivation. Indeed, in all the Christian life, gratitude is to be planted, watered, dressed, and harvested. Gratitude gets at the very essence of what it means to be created, finite, fallen, redeemed…
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Every Calvary Step Was Love

David Mathis
Today is Palm Sunday, and so begins our journey with Jesus from Jerusalem’s gate to Golgotha’s cross to Easter’s triumph. In this Holy Week, we begin with “Hosanna,” walk solemnly toward “Crucify him,” and finish elatedly with, “He is risen!”…
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The Mission of Saint Patrick

David Mathis
Don’t forget to wear your green today. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Before thumbing your nose at all the carousing and empty revelry that much of the day has become, it’s worth taking at least a brief glance at the inspiring…
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One Thing You Lack

David Mathis
Hey you, rich young ruler… Maybe you’re old for pro football, but you’re young to the rest of the world. And rich. You’ve negotiated salary-cap-friendly deals with your team, but that still has you at a guaranteed $33 million over…
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Jerry Bridges Talks Disciplemaking

Jerry Bridges Talks Disciplemaking

David Mathis
The local church is not just an orphanage for young children, but a home for spiritual adults.
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New iPhone App: Ask Pastor John

David Mathis
Update: Ask Pastor John is now available in Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android devices (including Kindle Fire). It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the release of Desiring God’s new iPhone app Ask Pastor John
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The Story of Our Glory

David Mathis
Spectacular glory awaits those who are joined to Jesus. Not only will we see him in all his glory — which might be thrilling enough — but we will share in his glory as he transforms “our lowly body to…
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Leadership Together

David Mathis
Healthy churches are no happy place for lone wolves. Especially in leadership. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus’s apostles assume and instruct that his undershepherds do the work of Christian leadership together. In Acts 20:17, it is the plural elders of…
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The Seamless Garment of Christian Mission

The Seamless Garment of Christian Mission

David Mathis
There is one Christian mission. We need not be torn between casting our support behind mission among a reached people and missions to the unreached.
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What Happened at Golgotha

David Mathis
Jesus absorbed God’s wrath for us. Among the many other happenings during the most important hours in the history of the world — as the Son of God was crucified outside Jerusalem at a place called Golgotha (Mark 15:22) —…
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A Valentine’s Lesson from a Husband Who Botched It

David Mathis
Alright, husbands, here we go. Today’s the big day. It’s time to muster our level best and not drop the ball on Valentine’s Day. It’s not too late to make plans, or give them an upgrade — though it might…
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Biblical Counseling: God Changing Lives Through Ordinary People

David Mathis
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “biblical counseling”? No doubt, many think of a movement that takes sin seriously. A growing number may call to mind a movement that is increasingly taking suffering seriously as well. But…
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