The Joy of Graduation and the Crisis of Joblessness
May 14, 2015For many, graduation marks the beginning of months of waiting, searching, and doubting. Here are four truths to remember while you wait, however long you have to wait.
A God Greater Than Google
May 1, 2015We 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…
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Apr 26, 2015When 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.
That Hideous Beauty of Calvary
Apr 23, 2015We have a crisis if the cross loses its offense in our eyes. If we’re not offended by the cross, we’re in grave danger of losing the comfort and hope of the cross. Paul writes, “If I, brothers, still preach…
On My Wedding Day
Apr 9, 2015Whether you’re currently married or feel called to be married someday, God created marriage to be an amazingly rich, dynamic, and fruitful experience. What dreams do you have for yours?
The King We Needed, But Never Wanted
Mar 31, 2015Who is this Jesus? As we walk the long road to Calvary this week, we need to ask ourselves if we are ready to receive Christ as the king he is, or if we expect him to save us on our terms.
Is Theology Your Idolatry?
Mar 25, 2015Has 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.
Sweetly Devastated by Grace
Mar 12, 2015A deeper, truer knowledge of your sin — of your absolute lostness and wickedness apart from Christ — will devastate and liberate you. It will devastate you, because you will see darkness in yourself and the horrors you deserve like…
Work with Your Hands, Not with Your Worship
Mar 12, 2015The sinful human heart has a strange and offensive fascination with the work of our own hands. One key to glorifying God is to work hard without worshipping our work.
What Is Your Greatest Fear?
Mar 8, 2015The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) If anyone had a reason to fear, it was David. When he…
Every Small Group Needs a Vision
Feb 26, 2015Your 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…
Sin Blinds You to God’s Beauty
Piper’s 2015 Passion Message Now Available
Feb 24, 2015In 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.
Fifty Shades of Nay: Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy
Feb 11, 2015Before 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.
You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology
Feb 6, 2015Theology, 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.
God Works All Things for Your Good
Jan 31, 2015What’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.
To the Church in America Today
Jan 28, 2015Piper: “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.”
May Jesus’s Name Be Known Through Me
Jan 27, 2015Jesus 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 (New Book)
Jan 21, 2015Killjoys 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.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…
What Would Jesus Pray?
Jan 10, 2015Prayer 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. What…
A Dream Come True in Corporate Worship
Dec 28, 2014As 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.
Dec 25, 2014Louis 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…
Top 14 Posts of 2014
Dec 22, 2014We 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.
Joy to the World
Dec 2, 2014The 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.