Blog Posts by Scott Anderson

A Chance to Help Desiring God

Scott Anderson

Update 6/26
We have received $225,000 of the $255,000 that we need in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support!


Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, the Pipers have left Minneapolis for a year to make space for the new leadership at Bethlehem. They are now settled in Tennessee, renting the home of an…

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The Many Deaths of Adoniram Judson

Scott Anderson

John 12:24–25 records these words from Jesus:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

In other words, a fruitful life comes from this: dying like a seed in what looks like hating your life in this world. This is the legacy of Adoniram Judson, America’s first foreign missionary, who…

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An Invitation to Give

Scott Anderson

Dear Friends,

I want to share with you this request from John Piper.

If you've been helped by our message and want to support our work, would you please consider making a donation before December 31? To date (12/30), we have received $493,635 of the $745,000 that we need in order to meet our end-of-year financial goal.

We love the work that God has called us to, and it's your…

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To the World with Facebook

Scott Anderson

Facebook surpassed one billion active users today. It’s an astounding figure — one seventh of the world’s total population. That’s almost 15%. It’s a number greater than the populations of North and South America combined. You could view the marking of this milestone in a couple of ways: as an obstruction, or as an opportunity. It could make you cringe, or it could make you dream of gospel possibilities.

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Desiring God Website Now in Hindi

Scott Anderson

India is mammoth — so big that North Americans don’t usually have the categories to appreciate population size and density like this. With the people of India now exceeding 1.2 billion, Hindi, the official language, has been rising quickly on our list of priorities for translation.

So it is with great excitement and gratitude to God that we announce the release of a version of our website in Hindi.

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Would You Consider a Donation to Desiring God?

Scott Anderson

Update 6/30
We have received $329,258 of the $300,000 that we needed in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support! The Lord is good, and all of his paths are "steadfast love and faithfulness" (Psalm 25:10).


Dear Friends,

Just a brief note of thanks to everyone who responded to Pastor John's ministry update last week —…

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Reaching the World Through the Web

Scott Anderson

Update 5/4: Reaching the Muslim World — On the Web

Our vision at Desiring God is increasingly global. If you've had the chance to read John Piper's blog post from last week, you might recall that one of the things he mentions is this highly encouraging statistic: in the last 12-months we've seen a 40% increase in Website visits from outside the United States.

For those who might be interested,…

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John Piper's Journal Entry On January 27, 1987

Scott Anderson

We are excited to announce that the 25th Anniversary Edition of the book Desiring God is now available.

Who could have known what God's gracious intentions were 25 years ago when this volume first arrived for publication? Looking back, we have only praise and thanksgiving to God for how He has used it to encourage and equip the Church.

And as we look forward, it is our faith-filled prayer that…

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Prayers that Spring from Promises

Scott Anderson

As an event planner, I am often tempted to worry as I look toward upcoming conferences. Silly questions (that don't sound so silly in my head) come to mind and plague my heart:

  • "Will people want to come? Will the conference be a blessing to them? Will the event be edifying and God-glorifying?"
  • "Did we do enough promotion? What if no one finds out about it? What if the Google…
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