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Online Friendships Are Not Enough

Online Friendships Are Not Enough

Phillip Holmes
Online friendships can be a great blessings when placed in their proper perspectives, but perilous when they replace local community and the local church.
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Pastors Lead by Example

Pastors Lead by Example

Phillip Holmes
We don’t practice eldership because it works. Our conviction is deeper than practicality.
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The Most Important Reason We Work

The Most Important Reason We Work

Phillip Holmes
Many view work as a means of survival. When we view work this way, our motivation to work is misguided. In order to shift our misplaced motivation, we need a theology of work.
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Big-God Living in a Man-Pleasing World

Big-God Living in a Man-Pleasing World

Phillip Holmes
Like children, we have an innate desire to “be seen” and share our accomplishments for our joy and the pleasure of another. But because of the fall, this desire has been misdirected.
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Drunk in Love

Drunk in Love

Phillip Holmes
Marriage should be entered by a man and woman with a sober mind and heart, who can take seriously the vows they’re making before God and others.
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Four Ways to Use desiringGod.org Everyday

Four Ways to Use desiringGod.org Everyday

Phillip Holmes
Here are a few simple ways you can use our resources daily to maximize your joy.
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Live to Give — At Any Cost

Live to Give — At Any Cost

Phillip Holmes
Jesus gives a command, an illustration, and a promise. Jesus answers the what, how, and the why. He tells his disciples to “love one another” how “I have loved you” so that “all people will know that you are my disciples.”
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The Heart of Socialism

The Heart of Socialism

Phillip Holmes
Few question whether those who advocate for Socialism have good intentions. But as the saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
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Hope for the Unhappy Christian

Hope for the Unhappy Christian

Phillip Holmes
The only thing that will cure our discontentment is learning the art of contentment and embracing a biblical view of God, which are essential for our joy.
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What Is the Source of Biblical Love?

What Is the Source of Biblical Love?

Phillip Holmes
In four minutes, Piper explains that love “is not just a decision you make moment by moment. It’s a fruit, it’s an overflow, it’s a work of God within us.”
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The Meaning of Manhood

The Meaning of Manhood

Phillip Holmes
I didn’t drink from the fountain of manhood as a single, so I’m now drinking from a fire hose as a new husband. I’m learning the hard way about the high and hard calling of manhood.
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Seven Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Deadpool’

Seven Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Deadpool’

Phillip Holmes
Christians are debating whether it’s appropriate to see Deadpool. John Piper explains why he is committed to a radical abstention from anything he knows is going to present him with nudity.
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Love the Racist, Confront the Sin

Love the Racist, Confront the Sin

Phillip Holmes
If we’re serious about fighting the sin of ethnic partiality, also known as racism, in the church, we must readily address it locally and privately.
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More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts

More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts

Phillip Holmes
Over the years I’ve learned that the conversation is complicated and how we view the world and ourselves can radically shape how we engage one another.
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You Can’t Passively Kill Sin

You Can’t Passively Kill Sin

Phillip Holmes
Time doesn’t kill sin. If you make peace with your sin and hope that time or age kills it, it will only grow more twisted and perverted.
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A Safe Place for Sexual Sinners

A Safe Place for Sexual Sinners

Phillip Holmes
There is no ideal church specifically for sexual sinners. But there is an ideal church for sinners. It’s a safe place to confess and repent.
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Top 15 Articles of 2015

Top 15 Articles of 2015

Phillip Holmes
This has been an amazing year for Desiring God. God has been extremely gracious to us as we continue to aim to make the glory of God and the goodness of joy the foundation and flavor of everything we do.
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Phillip Holmes
The gospel is good news for us, not angels; yet they rejoice and worship as if they were the ones experiencing this peculiar good of our merciful God.
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Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?

Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?

Phillip Holmes
While acceptance of homosexuality may be a growing trend among professing evangelicals, still the majority of Bible-believers simply are not convinced.
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One Voice on Christian Social Media

One Voice on Christian Social Media

Phillip Holmes
Rosaria Butterfield reminds us that love and boldness are crucial and inseparable as we engage the culture with the hard truths of Scripture.
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Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All

Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All

Phillip Holmes
With a short video of Laquan McDonald’s death, more of the facts have finally been released in Chicago. In Minneapolis, with another black man dead and several more shot, we’re left waiting for more information. How should we respond to perceived injustice from those who should be enforcing justice?
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God’s Grace Is Mind-Blowing

God’s Grace Is Mind-Blowing

Phillip Holmes
As our hatred for and awareness of our sin increases, we desperately need a biblical view of the grace of God. We need the Scriptures to paint a clear picture of who God is and how much he loves us in Christ Jesus.
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A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven

A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven

Phillip Holmes
Ian and Larissa’s love, devotion, and respect for one another is a fresh reminder that we must look beyond ourselves in order to truly love someone. As I reviewed their story, I was reminded that in order to love and sacrifice, I must cling to the one who first loved and sacrificed on my behalf.
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Single You Will Be the Married You

Single You Will Be the Married You

Phillip Holmes
If you think marriage will miraculously transform you, that married you will suddenly be a holier version of single you, you could not have been more wrong.
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