Thinking about Pascal’s Wager helps us clarify our relationship with God. The Wager is not simple. In its true complexity, it is a wise and sobering challenge. But in its popular simplicity, it becomes misleading.
What I want you to enjoy as you read this is the destiny of your calling, the aim — the God-appointed, blood-bought, Spirit-assured goal of your life. What is the final, highest enjoyment in your future?
Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). He also said, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27–28).
Addiction is a relative term. No one is absolutely addicted to pornography or any sexual sin. What I mean is this: If the stakes are high enough and sure enough, you will have all the self-control you need to resist any sexual temptation.
This year, Clarence Thomas enters his 25th year on the Supreme Court. In the 226-year history of the court, he is the second African-American Supreme Court Justice, after Thurgood Marshall who served from 1967 to 1991.
Turning 69 earlier this month, which soberingly means entering my seventieth year and eighth decade, makes me tremble with joyful eagerness not to waste my life. As the year and the decade turn, I have been thinking about Jesus’s final words...
The recent movie Selma tells the story of the civil rights efforts to gain the right of unencumbered voting for Blacks in Alabama. As the movie begins, the raw juxtaposition of Martin Luther King’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize...
Very few books address with equal seriousness the biblical teaching that, on the one hand, “God richly provides us with everything to enjoy,” (1 Timothy 6:17), and, on the other hand, “There is nothing on earth that I desire besides you, O God” (Psalms 73:25).
There are breakthroughs which could come in seconds. They often take us hours or days or months — if they come at all. I have in mind especially the breakthroughs of insight that open a world of life-changing truth and practical wisdom.
At the fresh beginning of another new year, people are often ready to make new resolutions. What if this year, your resolution was an adjective — a word that modified everything else you do and gave it glorious meaning and purpose?
Why did God write the Christmas story the way he did? What compelled him to send his Son to be born in a humble stable and to grow up and die a gruesome, innocent death on a cross. One answer is that it was fitting.
On Tuesday, I was part of a conversation on racial harmony at the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis. Here are sixteen reflections on race and the gospel from my preparation for this event, as well as takeaways from the gathering.
Dissecting Christmas carols can be musical murder. Unless the disassembly fits together again more beautifully and more fully felt. That’s my goal. And “O Come All Ye Faithful” is near the top of my favorites.
It’s a celebration. It’s a thank you. It’s an explanation. It’s an invitation. I never thought of myself as a great narrator. But I do have great news. I hope you enjoy this overflow of joy from Desiring God.