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If Jesus Had Not Come

Tyler Kenney

Jesus was, is, and always will be in a league of his own.

Many are happy to honor him as a good teacher and social reformer, and some religions even admit that he was a great prophet of God. But…

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Ask Pastor John — Now for Android

Tyler Kenney

Update: Ask Pastor John is now available for Kindle Fire (and other Android devices) in the Amazon Appstore.

What’s the Christian way to think about marijuana, cussing, interracial marriage, the historical Adam, and homosexuality?

Listen to John Piper answer…

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New Daily Devotional Website

Tyler Kenney

We’ve taken Solid Joys to a new level.

As of today, we are happy to announce that our daily devotional app is no longer restricted to Apple and Android mobile devices, but is now a fully functional website. We’re hoping…

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Presidential Inaugurations and the Providence of God

Tyler Kenney

At his second inauguration, Abraham Lincoln stood before a nation in civil war, deeply divided over great moral and political issues.

Citizens of both North and South feared God and thought they were in the right, but God had not…

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Daily Devotional App Now on Android

Tyler Kenney

Solid Joys is the daily devotional app from the ministry of John Piper, and it is now available free for Android devices. Get it from Google Play. (It’s also available in iTunes for Apple devices).

The app is a…

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Surf Our Site in 10 Languages

Tyler Kenney

If desiringGod.org existed solely as an English website, we would have the potential to reach effectively only about 6% of the world's population.

That's because less than 400 million people speak English natively.1 It is true that English continues…

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New Translations, Free for the World

Tyler Kenney

It's been a long time since our last update on what translations we've been adding to this website. But God has continued to provide us resources, and we wanted to announce at least a few of those that have come…

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Happy International Women's Day

Tyler Kenney

You may have noticed today's Google Doodle commemorating International Women's Day (IWD). It has been celebrated every year on March 8th for almost a century now.

Setting aside a day to more publicly celebrate and honor women, as well as…

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12 Songs Featuring (or Influenced by) John Piper

Tyler Kenney

Tim Challies has done a helpful work in compiling a list of at least 12 songs (10 of which are hip-hop) that either feature John Piper preaching or have been directly influenced by him or one of his books.

The…

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What Is Essential to Being a Christian?

Tyler Kenney

Being a Christian doesn’t only mean that you assent to a certain set of doctrines. There are other equally important things that must be true. Jonathan Edwards explains.

It is essential to Christianity

  • that we repent of our sins,
  • that…
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First Piper Book to Be Legally Published in China

Tyler Kenney

Along with the amazing growth of the church and the Internet in China, Christian publishing is also blossoming in a remarkable way.

We posted Michael Haykin’s thoroughly interesting and informational article about this last January. In it he listed some…

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Desiring God Online in China

Tyler Kenney

The church isn’t the only thing growing in China. Like in so many other countries these days, Internet use is booming too. At the Chinese government’s last official counting (June, 2010), 420 million of its people were online. No…

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Like a Grain of Mustard Seed: The Chinese Church Today

Tyler Kenney

Both BBC News and Aljazeera have written recently about the tremendous growth and increasing influence of the evangelical church in China. The news is no surprise, especially to those who have been observing and writing about it for a while…

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The Story Behind Our Persian Translations

Tyler Kenney

It is illegal to own a satellite dish in Iran, because, according to the government, the Western channels available exist only to undermine Islam and the Iranian people (see the BBC report). But despite the law many Iranians still…

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Are You Guilt-Driven Enough to Go?

Tyler Kenney

In his article this past Wednesday at Christianity Today, Bishop Hwa Yung considers how mistakes in missions over the past several hundred years have created a sense of guilt in the Western conscience.

But he says it’s important to understand…

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Joy to the World (via Malawi)

Tyler Kenney

Since 2008, Joy to the World Ministries (JTW) has been organizing the Chosen Generation Missions Conference in Malawi, Africa. This conference has the primary goal of awakening a passion for global missions among African Christians, especially the young people.

On behalf…

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Serving One of the Least Religious Populations on Earth

Tyler Kenney

Statistics about religion in the Czech Republic, especially in the last 20 years, are startling:

According to the 2001 census, 59% of the country is agnostic, atheist or irreligious . . . . From 1991 to 2001, the number of…

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Desiring God Website Now in Swahili

Tyler Kenney

With excitement and praise to God we announce the release of KumtamaniMungu.org (desiringGod.org in Swahili). Already there are several sermons and articles available on the site, and we plan to continue releasing new material each week, as God provides.

Swahili is…

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Help Japan—At Least Five Options

Tyler Kenney

Here are several Christian relief organizations responding to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster. Join us by praying for them and giving financially.

Churches Helping Churches

Churches Helping Churches (CHC) is working with CRASH Japan to establish a base camp near…

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30 Ways to Stay Alive to Missions

Tyler Kenney

In their 2010 year-end report, the Barna Group identified six major patterns emerging among Christians in America:

  1. The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.
  2. Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.
  3. Growing numbers of people are less interested…
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A Call to Be Truly Missional

Tyler Kenney

Many of you reading this are living alongside us in a post-Christian Western culture. One where the term evangelism is a bit outdated and to be missional is in vogue. Europe and North America have become more and more like…

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