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Behind the Blog: Move over Movember

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
Here on the last day of November — endearingly known as Movember by many working a fresh mustache for men’s health awareness — we went behind the blog for some backstories on the full face of content we grew in…
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Avoiding Two Lamentable Errors on Human Sexuality

Jonathan Parnell
What does "complementarian" mean? In this short video, John Piper explains that affirming the glorious differences of men and women locates Christians between two lamentable errors. This excerpt begins at the 2:29 mark of this week's sermon.
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Was Spurgeon Reading Off His Rocker?

Jonathan Parnell
It was a stretch you might say. A 19th century British preacher apprehended a 3,000-year-old psalm for peace and courage in the midst of dire circumstances. Andree Seu Peterson tells the story in a recent article: In the middle…
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Now Available: Disability Conference Audio and Video

Jonathan Parnell
The full media from our recent conference on disability is now available! "The Works of God: God's Good Design in Disability," hosted Novemeber 8, featured four messages, a speaker panel, and a special testimony on God's sovereignty and goodness in…
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Living with Disability: 13 Reasons for Hope

Jonathan Parnell
Disability is real and difficult. This is true. The recent "Works of God" conference featured several voices who met in agreement on this point. But they also agreed that God is sovereign and good. This truth was seen most vividly…
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This Week's Sermon: "Living by Faith in Future Grace"

Jonathan Parnell
If you could step back from the noise and busyness — if you could, even for just a moment, get a panoramic snapshot of the Christian life — it would look like 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12. John Piper explains the picture, …
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Krista Horning's Testimony

Jonathan Parnell
One of the high points of the recent "Works of God" conference was Krista Horning's testimony. She began with the question, "How do I live with disability?" Then in eight minutes straight she exults in what God says to her…
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Who Are You Inviting to Thanksgiving?

Jonathan Parnell
In order to fulfill the Great Commission, we need to know whom Jesus wants us to invite to our Thanksgiving dinner. John Piper said these words in 1980 when the fourth Thursday of November was right around the corner. As…
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"Never the Same" — The Sawi People Fifty Years Later

Jonathan Parnell
In 1962 Don and Carol Richardson came into contact with a remote tribe in West New Guinea known as the Sawi people. They were cannabilistic headhunters without a written language, nor any clue about Jesus. The Richardsons, along with their…
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This Week's Sermon: "God in Christ: The Price and the Prize of the Gospel"

Jonathan Parnell
A reality we don't deserve (eternally enjoying God) affords a price we're not able to pay (appeasing God's just wrath against our sin). But then there's Jesus. As John Piper explains, "The gospel is the good news that God in…
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Behind the Blog: Pilot

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
"Behind the Blog" pulls back the curtain and goes backstage at desiringGod.org. David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke aim to serve regular readers with backstories on the blog's best content, notes about what's in the works, and updates…
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Be Stressed Out and Do Not Sin

Jonathan Parnell
I love the Book of Psalms. They are authoritative models of prayer and worship and therefore we return to them often for help. "When we don't know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit intercedes for us..." — and…
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Two Big Questions for Good Bible Reading

Jonathan Parnell
Good Bible reading is about meaning and application. We come to the Bible asking two questions: first, what does this text say? And second, what does it mean for me right now? What It Means We ask the first question…
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Piper's Encouragement to Those Learning a Second Language

Jonathan Parnell
Risk is right, but it's also hard — or at least it is when it involves learning a second language. Many Christians who have answered a compelling call to the nations soon find themselves in a perpetual plod of…
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New on YouVersion: Devotional Plans from John Piper

Jonathan Parnell
"Never has God's voice been so easily accessible," writes John Piper, urging Christians to prefer Bible apps over the abounding options out there. Resolve that today you will press the Bible app three times during the day. No five…
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Martin Luther Biography (Free eBook)

Jonathan Parnell
We are beggars. This is true. Those were the final words Martin Luther scribbled on a piece of paper just before he died on February 18, 1546. His last words echoed the life-changing truths he'd unearthed in the Scriptures —…
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How the Battle Against Evil Is Transformed

Jonathan Parnell
Joy changes everything, including our battle against evil. John Piper explains in this two-minute video: Christian Hedonism changes our combat with evil. Jeremiah 2:13 — the Christian Hedonist definition of evil — "for my people have committed two evils: they…
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The Grunt Work of the Gospel

Jonathan Parnell
"I am concerned," writes David Platt, "about a general vagueness that has existed in contemporary Christianity regarding the next step..." We have seen that God blesses us so that his glory might be made known in all nations. But an…
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The Deeper You Walk, the Hungrier You Get

Jonathan Parnell
John Piper: When you take your stand on the finished work of God in Christ, and begin to drink at the River of Life and eat the Bread of Heaven, and know that you have found the end of all…
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God Is More Relentless Than Disability

Jonathan Parnell
In this short video, John challenges pastors to set forth a faithful vision of God from Bible — a God who is more relentless than disability and who fulfills his good design.
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