Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity
May 7, 2014
What would Pastor John say to a man or woman preparing for marriage who struggles with regret related to past sexual mistakes?
Living Out God’s Design for Marriage
May 1, 2014
In this four-minute video, Matt and Lauren Chandler share the obstacles they’ve encountered and overcome in their first fifteen years of marriage.
Have You Found What You’re Looking For?
Apr 20, 2014
Jesus went to the cross for joy: to buy joy, create joy, and offer joy. Have you found what you’re looking for?
20 Quotes on Loneliness
Mar 6, 2014
All of us get lonely, even if we don’t admit it or talk about it. God offers hope through the gospel for those enduring the pain of loneliness.
Is Tim Keller Weak on Wrath?
Mar 1, 2014
I may have been the first blogger to accuse Tim Keller publicly for what I perceived to be his passive (and weak) view of God’s wrath in the wake of his book The Reason For God (2008). My response was…
I Know the Plans I Have for You
Feb 4, 2014
Jeremiah 29:11 is a precious verse to many: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lᴏʀᴅ, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” So how can Gentile John…
Speaking Truth in Love
Jan 25, 2014
God has called you to serve me, and me to serve you, by speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). This mutual ministry is what drives me to write truth, and to read and listen to truth from friends. But…
When Conflict Fractures Your Family
Jan 18, 2014
The mission of Desiring God is helping people all around the globe find joy in Jesus Christ. So many things undermine and destroy joy, maybe none more so than disharmony in our homes and families. So what things are most…
An All-Consuming Passion for Jesus (Free eBook)
Jan 15, 2014
Thousands of college students wait silently in a dark auditorium as you make your way to the podium, under the spotlight. What will you say? What will you offer them? When he climbs the stage at Passion2014 in Atlanta this…
Dec 13, 2013
Should parents allow their children to believe Santa Claus is bringing them gifts on Christmas?
The Allure of Middle-Earth
Dec 10, 2013
More than seventy-five years after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, the glory and majesty of Middle-earth continues to draw millions of readers, and more recently, moviegoers. This week, theaters prepare for Friday’s opening of the acclaimed new movie The…
The Hopes and Fears of All the Years
Dec 8, 2013
Bethlehem was, is, and likely always will be, just a small town — a small town steeped in ancient history. In the first century, the historical marker at the center of town — if they posted such historical markers —…
My Joy and God’s Holiness: Friends or Foes?
Nov 30, 2013
Happiness and holiness are inseparable. True holiness is unattainable without true happiness. Happiness is part of holiness — even the essence of holiness. But there’s an even deeper connection between our happiness and holiness, and it’s rooted in God’s…
Are You Chasing Happiness or Holiness?
Nov 23, 2013
Such a question actually reveals a common mistake of pitting holiness and happiness against each other. “God is more interested in you being holy than happy,” so the line goes. One of my favorite theologians falls prey to this subtle…
Piper Addresses Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos
Nov 16, 2013
One month ago, John MacArthur hosted a conference titled “Strange Fire.” The conference opposed the so-called “prosperity gospel” and with it the excesses of “charismania.” But somewhere along the way all things charismatic and continuationist got swept up…
Why We Click Stupid Links
Nov 13, 2013
By “stupid links,” I mean hyperlinks on the Web that do nothing but tap our kneejerk curiosity. They do little for us because they have little to offer. We click, we read, we watch, and often we feel dumber for…
You Were Created to Sing
Nov 10, 2013
God created you in his own image to dream, and work, and laugh, and love, and labor, and hope, and eat, and enjoy the good gifts in this world. “A man is such a noble work of God,” said nineteenth…
God’s Pleasure in You
Nov 2, 2013
Does God find pleasure in you? When he looks at you, does he smile? In short, if you’re in Christ, the answer is yes. But the answer to how and why and on what basis needs some explaining. We…
A Beer with Jesus?
Oct 23, 2013
Is it a sin for me to drink alcohol? It could be, says Pastor John in today’s episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast. “I’m a default teetotaler,” he says. “And what that means is if I have my choice…
Why Did God Forbid One Tree in Eden?
Oct 18, 2013
Of the many trees in the Garden, God banned Adam and Eve from eating from one — just one (Genesis 2:16–17, 3:1–3, 11). Why? John Piper recently gave the question some fresh thinking, which he shares in today’s episode of…
Cooking for a King: The Story of Jeff Ansorge
Oct 17, 2013
ST. PAUL, MN — Jeff Ansorge is a trim 40-year-old with buzzed hair and sideburns that are mostly silver and thick eyebrows that are mostly black. He’s a quiet, t-shirted Midwestern guy who can be found on any weekday hard…
15 Quotes from the C.S. Lewis Conference
Oct 9, 2013
As we finish uploading all the audio and video of the C.S. Lewis conference online for you in the next few hours, here’s a sampling of fifteen quotes from the conference talks that caught our attention. These will give you…
The Church and the World: Homosexuality, Abortion, and Race with John Piper and Douglas Wilson
Oct 4, 2013
All the hot-button topics were on the table Sunday night in downtown Minneapolis. Bethlehem College and Seminary hosted a dialogue on Christ and culture with John Piper and Douglas Wilson, moderated by Joe Rigney. The video is now available. Early…
A Biblical Theology of Love
Oct 3, 2013
Love is at the heart of the Bible. God loved us so much he sent his only be-loved Son to love us by blood, so that we would likewise love and treasure this be-loved Son (John 3:16, Revelation…