Four Promises for Our Breakups
Jul 30, 2015
Relational 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, 2015
It 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, 2015
Whatever we focus on in the morning shapes our entire day. Here are six reasons not to check your phone before checking in with God.
Newton on the Christian Life
To Live Is Christ
May 31, 2015
Through 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, 2015
It 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, 2015
On 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, 2015
Saturday 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, 2015
We 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, 2015
We 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, 2015
Why 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, 2015
Sloth says all things should work together for our comfort. God says all things will work together for our good. There’s a big difference.
Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom
Feb 28, 2015
Unhealthy Facebook addiction flourishes because we fail to see the cost on our lives. What are the consequences of boredom-induced compulsive behaviors?
10 Questions on Dating with Matt Chandler
Feb 14, 2015
Dating awakens desires, hopes, and a lot of confusion. Here are ten answers to some of the most common questions singles are asking.
My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex
Feb 7, 2015
God made sex to be profoundly mutual in marriage: each gives, each receives, each feels the act as the consummation of a wider and deeper union.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Feb 3, 2015
These 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, 2015
Am 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, 2015
Lecrae shares his personal story of abortion by recounting his sinful relationship with a past girlfriend and rejoicing in the hope of the gospel.
Dads and Family Leadership
Jan 13, 2015
In episode 509, guest Francis Chan discusses how to manage technology among his children.
I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?
Jan 3, 2015
Around 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, 2014
How does dementia affect the spiritual life? We asked pastor and psychologist, Dr. Ben Mast, in this feature interview.
Alzheimer’s Disease, the Brain, and the Soul: An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Mast
Authors on the Line
Dec 11, 2014
Read 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, 2014
Grab 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, 2014
At 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, 2014
Are 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, 2014
Read 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…