Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. And these roles are integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.
Four Promises for Our Breakups
Jul 30, 2015Relational breakups hurt. They hurt because we feel rejection from others, but they also hurt because they expose our personal flaws. When the anger subsides, we search inside to determine what about us failed to meet the expectations of a…
All I Have Is Christ
An Interview with Bob and Jordan Kauflin
Jul 26, 2015It has become a classic to some, and a favorite to many, since its release in 2008. “All I Have Is Christ” was written by Jordan Kauflin and edited by his father. We asked them some questions about the writing of a modern-day classic.
Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning
And a Better Way Forward
Jun 6, 2015The problem comes when our phone is within arm’s reach and we grab it out of habit in our half-conscious state of sleep inertia — before our groggy eyes can even fully open.
Newton on the Christian Life
To Live Is Christ
May 31, 2015Through a careful study of scores of letters, Tony Reinke brings together Newton’s brilliant vision of the Christian life in one accessible place.
Breaking Free from Insecurity
May 18, 2015It was one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, a must-see attraction, stunningly beautiful and majestic — the Taj Mahal of the first century. The Roman temple of Diana (or the temple of Artemis, as it was known…
A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days
May 1, 2015On the days when my heart feels dull, dry, and drowsy, I turn to one simple prayer from David in Psalm 51:12: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
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.
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…