Blog Posts by Marshall Segal
All Lewis Conference Media Now Available
Whether you’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia, the Space Trilogy, Mere Christianity, or other works by C.S. Lewis, you’ve probably wanted to ask him some questions. While we can’t give you the man himself — he died 50 years…Continue Reading
The Biggest Spectacle at Catalyst
ATLANTA — It was our first time at Catalyst, and we were prepared for some highly produced craziness.
They have fired a man from a cannon, belly-flopped another guy 30 feet into a kiddie pool, offered camel rides onsite, and…Continue Reading
Meet the Miracle Next to You This Morning
God gave me you to be my miracle.
That’s the banner over our relationships in the church. God performs the miracle of our growth in godliness through people — Holy-Spirit-filled people in our lives and churches.
These are the people…Continue Reading
God Will Not Let You Go
Relentless. That is pastor Leonce Crump’s one word for the love of God for sinners.
He has met this relentless Savior again and again on his journey from part-time Catholic to gospel-loving pastor. In this three-minute video, he tells us…Continue Reading
The Cost of Love and the Power of Pleasure
LYNCHBURG, VA — Imagine what God may be pleased to do throughout the world over the next 50 years with the lives of 10,000 college students in love with Jesus and aimed at the nations.
John Piper addressed such a…Continue Reading
It’s Not You, It’s God: Nine Lessons for Breakups
Some of a single person’s darkest days fall after a breakup.
You risked your heart. You shared your life. You bought the gifts, made the memories, and dreamed your dreams together — and it fell apart. Now, you’re back at…Continue Reading
Finding Joy in the Everyday
The Tuesday after a long holiday weekend may feel like the epitome of the mundane. It’s easy to sense joy in Labor Day’s food, friends, and freedom. It’s much harder to find it returning to the ruthless routine of work…Continue Reading
What Would We Do “Without” the Gospel?
Have you ever stopped to look at just one word in God’s word? Maybe you look it up in a concordance or do a search online. You might search for “hope” or “peace” or “God” or “life.” But what if…Continue Reading
Five Back-to-School Basics
The beginning of August signals the beginning of back-to-school shopping, or at least back-to-school-shopping commercials. You may not know it, but whether you’re a freshman or senior, you’re going to need more than notebooks, pencils, and a strong book bag.
A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper)
A Christian’s suffering is never meaningless.
Shane Barnard understands this truth. After the untimely death of his father, he and his family desperately looked to God for comfort. They clung to God’s word, and in the deepest moments of grief,…Continue Reading
For Those Feeling Forgotten
Some of the greatest disappointments in our relationships are made in the moments our memories fail us. No one enjoys being forgotten, especially by those we love most.
Your memory is one of the most powerful and fragile things about…Continue Reading
Your Hope Is As Alive As Jesus
Hope can be a very dangerous thing. Your greatest wounds may be tied to unrealized dreams or unexpected disappointments. Unfortunately, the daily and worldly hopes we know in this life create some category confusion when it comes to our hope…Continue Reading
When the Not-Yet Married Meet: Dating to Display Jesus
Dating is dead.
So says the media. Girls, stop expecting guys to make any formal attempt at winning your affections. Don’t sit around waiting for a boy to make you a priority, communicate his intentions, or even call you on…Continue Reading
Greater Than Graduation: All Things Are Yours
Recap of Recent Piper Messages
We have never known days like these at Desiring God.
John Piper is now on staff full-time at DG and has begun a more unfettered ministry to the wider world through writing and speaking.
Along the way, we want to…Continue Reading
Why Gosnell, God? Why Boston?
Not long ago, we learned that Kermit Gosnell had been killing babies in the third trimester and even after they were delivered, for decades. Just this week, we watched as bombs ripped through an unsuspecting crowd in downtown Boston. They’re…Continue Reading
The Legacy of John Piper in the Lives of Real People (Video Tribute)
Single, Satisfied, and Sent: Mission for the Not-Yet Married
If you’re single, Satan is after you.
Okay, he’s after all of us, but there are some unique dangers in singleness — especially in unwanted singleness. He loves to deceive and discourage single people in the church and derail our…Continue Reading
Piper at Passion Tonight
Atlanta, Ga. – From the opening note, Passion 2013 has been another brilliant illustration of how big our God is, and that he is capable of capturing a generation of young people who know, love, and live for Jesus.
Our Top 25 Posts of 2012
Some posts meet our readers in especially powerful or timely ways. We strive to provide God-glorifying, heart-stirring, church-building content every day, but we realize that some prove more memorable than others. With that in mind, here are the 25 most…Continue Reading
When Christian Hedonism Heads to the Hard Places
While there may be many Christians in the world truly qualified to speak on suffering for the gospel, few of them are Westerners. One with some qualification is Zane Pratt, who lived and ministered in Central Asia for 20 years…Continue Reading
The Not-So-Special Season of Seminary
Fighting for Faith with a Fan
When going to war or defending his family, a man would be silly to arm himself with the bellows from his fireplace. An accordion with a kazoo on the end simply won’t strike fear in any enemy, however weak, small,…Continue Reading
Winning Like a Christian Hedonist
Pride is an ugly thing whenever it shows itself. It tinges the cuteness of the smallest toddler declaring their independence and self-centeredness with screams too young for words. It stains the honor of the elderly grandfather losing control of his…Continue Reading