All Resources by Desiring God Staff

7 Reasons to Love and Study the Book of Ruth

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John Piper's brand new book “A Sweet and Bitter Providence” is an exploration of the book of Ruth.
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Update on John Piper's Writing Leave

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John Piper has been on writing leave for about five weeks and has three more. Here's a 4-question interview on how it's going What have you finished so far? I have completed a manuscript titled Seek It Like Silver: The
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DG Crosses the Bridge

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Several of us from DG were in one of the first cars to cross the new 35W bridge this morning. And all it took was getting up at 4 AM and then waiting for a little while At first when…
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Serving God by Serving Others

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When we work as unto the Lord we serve others even more excellently than if serving them were our main goal. Working as unto the Lord does not mean serving God instead of other people Paul tells slaves to obey…
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I’m Not That Kind of Sinner, Am I?

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I often justify my anger by telling myself that I’m not like the person I’m angry at. If someone gives me the finger for no good reason while I’m driving, I instantly feel like I have a right to be…
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6 Reasons Pastors Should Blog

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In this article I want to convince as many pastors as possible to sit down and start a blog today. If I can’t convince them, then I want to convince churchgoers to hound their pastor until he does OK…
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Documentary: John Piper and His Dad

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This is the 1-year anniversary of my dad's dad dying So I thought it would be a good day to commemorate him through this 10-minute video that was made for the pastors conference last month. In it, my dad…
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Listening to God Through Other People

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When I am most affected by being forgiven, it is often by my wife’s forgiveness of me, or by my parents’ forgiveness in the past, or even the simple way that my 3-year-old forbears this impatient father without a thought…
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Livingstone on "A Common Word"

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A couple weeks ago, we posted John Piper's thoughts on the Yale response to "A Common Word." A few days later, we posted some thoughts from Rick Love, one of the signatories of Yale's Christian response. Then…
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My Introduction to My Dad's Message

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When I have to speak in front of a lot of people, I feel the way I imagine I would if I were jumping out of a helicopter. It's just not natural—at least that's what my body tells me…
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Abortion Creates a Mission Field

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Sometimes I fall into thinking of abortion as an American issue, or worse, an American political issue. Most of the stats I read, after all, are about abortions in this country. And when I consider voting for a candidate, one…
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One Reason to Give Is to Get

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I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas time gift giving. Sometimes I feel like if you’re going to spend $25 on me and I’m going to spend $25 on you, then let’s just do nothing and…
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I'd Rather Be a Baby than a Beast

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What’s worse than being a beast? Being like a beast. Animals are supposed to be beastly; humans aren’t. When we become like animals, it’s against our nature; it’s perverse. And we won’t be that impressed with our salvation until we're…
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Be a Kinder Calvinist

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My wife and I were fighting—the kind where after 30 seconds you forget what you're fighting about and you just end up being mean. It doesn't take long in an argument like this to feel hopeless. I wanted to call…
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Rejection Actually Hurts

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Perhaps what we need in the baptism and church membership discussion is a bit of anecdotal evidence. Certainly a story cannot solve all the ins and outs of a theological debate, but it can add weight to it by reminding…
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Christian Hedonism, Dead Orthodoxy

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Andy Jackson is beginning a study of Christian Hedonism. He offers a reminder that all of us who have been around this theology awhile need to hear The purpose ... is not to simply swallow or memorize what Edwards…
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What Is a Kid's Bible Good For?

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My wife and I just finished reading through The Big Picture Story Bible with our 2-year-old for his bedtime devotions. We went from Creation to Revelation in 26 simply-told and colorfully-drawn stories. Obviously, a lot has to be skipped over…
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How Is Fiction True and Valuable?

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In his Touchstone article about evangelicals and literature, Donald Williams looks at the fiction of Flannery O'Connor and how her Catholic faith made her art possible. The question he wants to answer by considering O'Connor is why there are no…
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Are Paedobaptists Unrepentant?

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One common response to John Piper's thoughts on baptism and church membership is to say that being unbaptized is to live in sin, and anything besides immersion as a believer is not baptism, therefore those who have not been immersed…
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Wilson on Bitterness

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Douglas Wilson offers some wisdom on the effect of resentment: If you are bitter, you are siding against yourself with the person you're offended at. Wilson writes What this means is that someone came into your home and smashed…
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Video from the Collapsed Bridge

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See our video team's footage of the scene yesterday and listen to John Piper talk about why there is suffering in the world. The audio is from the message "Where Is God." (If you would like to read…
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More on the Color of Jesus

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We've received quite a bit of feedback regarding John Piper's comments on racially diverse portraits of Jesus, so I want to offer some additional thoughts that I hope will be clarifying. A few people have asked if it's a waste…
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What Color Should Jesus Be?

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Listen to John Piper talk about whether artistic portrayals of Jesus should be racially diverse.
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Babies Are Liars

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Not that we need psychologists to show that the human heart is desperately sick, but apparently there is some scientific recognition now that babies are deceitful. What's amazing is not that infants lie as early as six months, but that…
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When the Bible Is Boring

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It would be hard to have a slow, careful, exegetical Bible study about the second half of the book of Joshua. Chapters 13 to 21 are mostly lists: what parcels of land are going to which tribe of Israel Much…
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