Blog Posts by Desiring God Staff
Update on John Piper's Writing Leave
DG Crosses the Bridge
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…Continue Reading
Serving God by Serving Others
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…Continue Reading
I’m Not That Kind of Sinner, Am I?
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…Continue Reading
6 Reasons Pastors Should Blog
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.
Documentary: John Piper and His Dad
Listening to God Through Other People
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.…Continue Reading
Livingstone on "A Common Word"
My Introduction to My Dad's Message
Abortion Creates a Mission Field
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…Continue Reading
One Reason to Give Is to Get
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…Continue Reading
I'd Rather Be a Baby than a Beast
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…Continue Reading
Be a Kinder Calvinist
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…Continue Reading
Rejection Actually Hurts
Christian Hedonism, Dead Orthodoxy
What Is a Kid's Bible Good For?
How Is Fiction True and Valuable?
Are Paedobaptists Unrepentant?
Wilson on Bitterness
Video from the Collapsed Bridge
More on the Color of Jesus
What Color Should Jesus Be?
Babies Are Liars
When the Bible Is Boring
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.