Pray for Nepal
Apr 27, 2015Saturday afternoon was a dark hour for the people of Nepal. The 7.9 earthquake struck hard, turning the houses into dust in seconds. The historical monumental buildings and some ancient temples were leveled to a stump. The highways were badly damaged. Pray and help are desperately needed.
Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD
Apr 18, 2015We surveyed 8,000 of you about your smartphone usage. You admitted your iPhone habits are unhealthy. Is that a problem?
I Know (New Music Video)
Apr 13, 2015We are honored to launch the new studio video for “I Know” from our friends, Kings Kaleidoscope, off their album Becoming Who We Are. These lyrics pluck the strings of a deep ache inside each of us: Every…
Why God Is After Your Joy
Mar 21, 2015Why is God so eager to pour his eternal blessing on people like us? It’s a question too many of us don’t really ask. Life often seems hard and stressful, and we grow blind to God’s present blessings and we…
Unmasking the Deadly Sin of Sloth
Mar 4, 2015My children love the zoo. Surrounded by the concrete wilderness, there comes over them a sudden instinct to act and speak and even gyrate in ways that are animal-like. It’s an exercise in mimicry and communication. Children love connecting with…
Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom
Feb 28, 2015Unhealthy Facebook addiction flourishes because we fail to see the cost on our lives. So what are the consequences of boredom-induced compulsive behaviors? Here are three to consider.
10 Questions on Dating with Matt Chandler
Feb 14, 2015Matt Chandler is a husband, father, lead pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, and author of several books, including The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption. Matt was our recent guest on the…
My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex
Feb 7, 2015“Sex can be quite fun. So why do married couples have so little of it?” That was a question asked recently in a New York Times Op-Ed by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former quantitative analyst at Google. Based on the results…
The Seven Deadly Sins
Feb 3, 2015These short messages are from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available. You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust (John Piper) America’s…
Why Do I Exist?
Jan 24, 2015Am I failing at life? Am I succeeding? And why do I exist in the first place? These questions are huge, we all ask them, and thankfully the Bible helps us with answers in the form of a litmus test. …
Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light
Jan 17, 2015Lecrae shares his personal story of abortion on his album and in this interview. He recounts his sinful relationship with a past girlfriend, and the hope of the gospel.
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…
I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?
Jan 3, 2015Around here we love books: reading them, writing them, publishing them, promoting them. John Piper alone has authored over 50 titles. So I asked, in light of the overwhelming number of free books we host on the smorgasbord we call…
Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul
Dec 12, 2014Early this year, World Magazine published a brief update on the life of Elisabeth Elliot, a Christian woman widely respected for her sacrifices to advance global missions. She turns 88 next Sunday. Elisabeth is well known for being married to…
Alzheimer’s Disease, the Brain, and the Soul: An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Mast
Authors on the Line
Dec 11, 2014Read a concise summary of this podcast here. Subscribe to the Authors on the Line podcast in iTunes here.
Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace
Dec 6, 2014Grab a corner of the curtain over the powers at work in this world, pull it back, and look inside, and you will discover two of the strongest forces on earth: pride and despair. One generates what seems to be…
14 Best Books of 2014
Nov 26, 2014At Desiring God I cherish being surrounded by co-laborors and online friends who treasure great books, and who eagerly celebrate and share the most noteworthy titles as they come along. In 2014, delicious non-fiction Christian titles ran off presses like…
Mom Enough (New Book)
Nov 22, 2014Are you mom enough? Time Magazine forced this question into the face of every mother with bold letters above a cover image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands, it re-ignited a longstanding “mommy war”…
15 Right Responses to Our Christian Celebrities
Nov 15, 2014Read the history of American celebrities backwards, and it will look something like this: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bono, Oprah, Prince, Cher, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles, Mickey Mantle, and so on. And if you keep stepping…
Stewarding Our Christian Celebrities: An Interview with Thomas Kidd and Karen Swallow Prior
Authors on the Line
Nov 14, 2014Read a concise summary of this podcast here. Subscribe to the Authors on the Line podcast in iTunes here.
Risk Is Right, Says Ebola Survivor and Missionary Nancy Writebol
Nov 8, 2014Nancy Writebol, 59, would prefer to be known simply as a Christian, wife, mother to two grown boys, and grandmother. But after an adventurous few months, she’s now known to the world as a brave missionary, Ebola survivor, and success…
10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller
Oct 31, 2014Pastor and author Tim Keller was our guest this week on the Ask Pastor John podcast. Keller has a new book on prayer, releasing next week, titled Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. He talked with us...
Stop Apologizing for God
Oct 25, 2014When I got my hands on the new ESV Reader’s Bible, I opened first to Ezekiel. I’m not sure why, except I’d long neglected this book, and it seemed like a good one simply to read straight through, unhampered by…
Stop Apologizing for God: An Interview with Drew Dyck
Authors on the Line
Oct 24, 2014Read a concise summary of this podcast here. Subscribe to the Authors on the Line podcast in iTunes here.