We live in an age when we literally never have to wait for an answer. If it can be known, we know it in seconds, probably less. Siri, where is the nearest Chipotle? Google, living and active, lies at our…
When Robert Robinson was just eight years old, he lost his father. Angry, bitter, and fatherless, Robert rebelled in excess through his teenage years — drinking, gambling, and causing trouble. Several years later, he wrote Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
Has your theology turned into idolatry? Has your knowledge of God ironically and tragically drawn you away from him, not nearer to him? Here are nine questions that might help you diagnose theology idolatry in your own heart and mind.
Your small group is destined to die a slow, complacent, even cordial death without direction. Good food and casual conversation might be staples of normal small group life, but they cannot be the substance. Too many groups meet week after…
In this three-minute clip from John Piper’s latest Passion message, he explains that blindness to God is at the root of our rebellion against God. Sin is our greatest problem, but it as much about seeing wrongly as it is about doing wrongly.
Before you buy a ticket or talk to a friend who wants to read the books or see the movie, I want to put ten of God’s promises before you. My hope and prayer is that the clarity and power of God’s words will convince many of you to save your money and your heart.
Theology, if cut off from knowing and enjoying God himself, can be a subtle and superficially spiritual god. As we read great old books, hear powerful messages, and adopt doctrines, we need to guard against falling in love with learning for learning's sake, and not for the sake of loving God.
What’s your favorite promise in the Bible? For many, it would be Romans 8:28. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” It calms a thousand fears, comforts a thousand pains, and yet raises a thousand questions.
Piper: “We have come to take all the relatively minor benefits of following Jesus and elevated them above the massive, real pleasures of knowing him, loving him, and dying and being with him forever. Everything’s out of proportion in typical American Christianity.”
Jesus came on mission, lived on mission, died on mission, and left his disciples — including all of us who follow him today — on mission. Conversion is about commission, not just salvation, because we’re not saved to be saved, but saved to be sent.
Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.
Prayer is quite possibly the most important thing you will do today. And yet most people feel lost alone with the Lord. They don’t know what to do or how to persevere when prayer feels difficult, boring, or unfamiliar.
As you walk into corporate worship this weekend — especially as you sing God’s goodness back to him — know that he rejoices over you. His love for you is the surest. His joy in you is the fullest. His song over you is the loudest.
Louis Zamperini (1917–2014) was a miracle of a man. He truly lived — better, survived — one of the greatest stories ever written. Nonfiction stories are written, too, you know. “In your book were written, every one of them, the…
We surveyed our most-viewed articles of 2014. It’s an interesting mix of commentary on current events, advice for seasons of life, and insight into the mind, heart, and life of a Christian. All of it, of course, is an effort to satisfy your soul with a vision of a big, sovereign, loving God.
The story of the world meeting Jesus in the flesh is a story of the world finally finding full joy in God. Joy to the World sings this climax of history. Download Shane & Shane's new version of the song for free.
Jen Wilkin wants to remind us that, while the Bible is an extraordinary book, it is still a book, and reading it isn’t as mystifying as we’re tempted to think. She gives tips for finding what we need in any book, including the Book.
God refuses to define the greatness of your life in dollars or cents, family or friends or kids, promotions or raises, accomplishments or recognition or fun. He loves you too much, and there’s too much at stake.