Featured Resources by Jon Bloom

All Resources by Jon Bloom

What I Learned in a Spiritual Storm

Jon Bloom
“Spatial disorientation” is what an aircraft pilot experiences when he flies into weather conditions that prevent him from being able see the horizon or the ground. Points of reference that guide his senses disappear. His perceptions become unreliable. He no…
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You Never Know What God Is Growing

Jon Bloom
Olive Nelson passed away a few days ago at age 94. As I remembered her, my heart filled with gratitude. Olive and her husband, Arnie (who passed away a few years ago), were members of Bethlehem Baptist Church for decades…
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A Tribute to DG's Forerunners

Jon Bloom
This week Olive Nelson passed away at age 94. Olive and her husband, Arnie, were members of Bethlehem for decades until 1994. From 1978 to 1994 (16 years), Arnie and Olive faithfully operated Bethlehem’s tape ministry as volunteers. They diligently…
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Remember Why You Sold Everything

Jon Bloom
One of Jesus’ most powerful parables is also one of his shortest: The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all…
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Goodbye to Matt Perman

Jon Bloom
It is with a mixture of sadness, deep gratitude, and joyful trust in the sovereignty of God that I inform you that Matt Perman, our Director of Internet Strategies, is leaving the staff of Desiring God. Matt first joined the…
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Philippian Fellowship Annual Meeting

Jon Bloom
Jon Bloom unfolds five aims that direct Desiring God's strategies for ministry.
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Jesus chooses and Uses Failures

Jon Bloom
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved. Jesus had just asked him for the third time if he loved him. Peter had already wholeheartedly answered yes twice. What else was he supposed to say? Had he…
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Steve Jobs' DWYL Message

Jon Bloom
When Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, gave the 2005 Stanford commencement address, he essentially challenged the graduates to not waste their lives. Although his conclusions about how to not waste life fall short, it is interesting that Mr…
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Massive Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis

Jon Bloom
About 2,000 feet of one of the most trafficked bridges in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during rush hour at 6:05 this evening. Reports are still coming in. The bridge is located only about a mile away from the…
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Learn from Darwin

Jon Bloom
Charles Darwin loved his scientific studies. They were his “chief enjoyment and sole employment throughout life.” As a young man he made a half-hearted attempt to become a clergyman, but gave it up because beetles and plants and rock formations…
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Enthralled!

Jon Bloom
Martha, God bless her. Busy. Industrious. Practical. But preoccupied. And destined to be contrasted through the ages with her sister, Mary. Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into…
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You Are What You Eat

Jon Bloom
We are hope-guzzling machines. We consume hope every day. If we run out of it, we become desperate. We must have hope. All the wonderful things that have happened to us in the past will not fuel our hope if…
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Texts to Pray for Our Children

Jon Bloom
Recently a good friend shared with me these verses that he and his wife have prayed for their two daughters (now teens) since they were babies. I find them very helpful and have included them in my prayer folder for…
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Money, Markets, and Ministry

John Piper and Jon Bloom
The radical nature of what we are called to spread profoundly shapes the way we spread it.
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We Are Not Peddlers of God's Word

Jon Bloom
Dear Friend, “Take nothing for your journey.” That’s what Jesus said to his disciples when he sent them out. No staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra clothes (Luke 9:3). I wonder if they gave each other worried…
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Are You Willing to "Waste" Your Life?

Jon Bloom
Judas simply could not understand Mary’s ridiculous decision. During dinner she had just taken a jar of expensive perfume and dumped it on Jesus’ feet! That perfume was worth almost a year’s wages. What a waste! Just think what could…
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You Are a Branch, Not a Vine

Jon Bloom
Does Jesus’ metaphor here strike you as a bit odd? Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I…
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Learn to Fly By the Instruments

Jon Bloom
“Spatial disorientation” is something that happens to an aircraft pilot when his plane enters dark storm clouds and he can no longer see the horizon or the ground. Points of reference that guide his senses disappear and he can no…
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Are You Willing to Stand in God's Place or Go at His Pace?

Jon Bloom
  November 2006 Are you waiting for something? I mean really waiting with deep longing in your soul for something beyond your control?  You might be waiting to conceive a child, receive financial provision, see a loved one come to…
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Courage to Follow, Courage to Lead

Jon Bloom
On the night of December 15, a seminary in Indonesia was attacked by a mob of 2000 angry Muslims, forcing students and faculty to flee for their lives. One student was caught and surrounded. The mob demanded that he renounce…
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