Blog Posts by Desiring God Staff
Does Father's Day Discourage You?
America's Ugly Exported "Gospel"
Jesus Was Never Too Busy
Sometimes I pretend I don't have time. All the tasks on my to-do list are incredibly important.
I'm too busy to answer that email. Too busy to help my neighbor—anyway, I don't even speak Spanish. And I can't give my…Continue Reading
Don't Sell the Gospel
Why Even Deal with Racial Issues?
Piper's Pastoral Accountability
Hearts can harden fast. The writer of Hebrews drives this point home: "But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called 'today,' that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin" (3:13).
25 Ways to Help Kids Love to Read
12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child
Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. I’ve never been one of these parents, but I have been…Continue Reading
The Lord Is My Stockman
Tell Stories Like Life Depends on It
The specific, nitty-gritty, sometimes disgusting, sometimes beautiful things that God has done really matter. We're saved by faith alone, but faith needs facts. We need to believe in something particular and concrete.
After Joshua and all his contemporaries died, we…Continue Reading
40-Day Guided Fast
Some of you may know Charlie Handren as the guy in charge of the prayer ministry at several past DG conferences. He is also Bethlehem Baptist's Church Planting Resident and will be going out to start a new church in…Continue Reading
On Fraudulent "Christian" Fundraising
Make a Playdough Mountain
Here's a messy way to draw your youngsters into the meaning of this weekend. Make a mountain out of playdough to tell the story of Jesus' death and then turn it around and you have the tomb he arises from.
Be Wowed by God
Cliff Barrows' Eulogy
Some Pictures of Opa
We call my dad's dad Opa because when my parents lived in Germany and my oldest brother, Karsten, was learning to talk, he called him by a German word for grandpa, Opa. That's been his name in our household…Continue Reading