Leading the charge against human slavery (enditmovement.com), Louie Giglio is the founder of the Passion Movement and serves as pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta. But what's his story?
A couple years ago, leading us to our National Conference on missions, John Piper sat down with Louie Giglio to talk about the history of the Passion Movement and its global cause. Part 1 of the interview details the background of Passion and its influence on college students around the world:
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In Part 2 of the interview Pastor John and Louie talk about the global dimension of God's glory and Passion's role to mobilize students for the advance of the gospel among the …
Men should know their families. Who would disagree with that statement? It seems so obvious that husbands and dads should know what's going on in the lives of their wife and children. But Tim Witmer, author of The Shepherd Leader at Home, explains that this is too easily overlooked.
In this video, Tim talks with Jon Bloom more about how men should know and pray for their families on the deepest levels:
What the world needs from the church is indomitable joy in Jesus in the very midst of suffering and sorrow.
This was not only the theme of John Piper’s last sermon as senior pastor (“Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing”), but also has been the profound life-experience of Passion worship-leader Christy Nockels.
Christy and her husband Nathan walked through the pain of back-to-back miscarriages. It was in this suffering and sorrow that they learned that Jesus is the greatest and deepest joy, and that God entrusts his children with suffering that they might learn this sweet lesson and be able to share it with others.
More recent videos with Christy Nockels:
More recent videos with Christy Nockels:
At Desiring God, we love creating resources and telling stories that encourage, challenge, equip, and inspire the saints to live lives supremely glorifying to God. Video has become a powerful and easily shareable medium on the Web. With this is mind, Desiring God has invested in producing videos that attempt to tell stories of hope, unfold Scripture, cast vision, and spread a passion for Jesus. Here are the twelve videos from Desiring God that were viewed most in 2012.
In them, you’ll find a wide variety of persons and topics, from John Calvin to Brad Pitt, from the mystery of the manger to the mystery of marriage, from the gospel through hip hop to sanctification through exercise.
Here at the outset of 2013, in the midst of so many vain resolutions, perhaps God would be pleased to do a fresh work of grace in your life. Maybe he would give you some “resolve for good” (2 Thessalonians 1:11) that he would be pleased to empower and sustain and use as a means for continued flourishing, or some new spiritual thriving, in your life.
To that end, we enlisted none other than Jerry Bridges. Just last month he joined us at the Desiring God offices, and we had the opportunity to talk briefly about the Christian spiritual disciplines — or means of grace, as Jerry prefers. This conversation is especially relevant here at the beginning of 2013 with so many new Bible-reading and pr…
Indomitable joy in Jesus in the very midst of suffering and sorrow — this is what the world needs from the church.
As tempting as it may be to figure things differently, what the world does not need from the services of the gathered church is chipper, frisky, high-spirited chatter designed to make people feel lighthearted and playful and bouncy. And the world does not need believers who are morose, gloomy, sullen, and dark, bringing with them a heavy atmosphere of solemnity.
No, what the world needs from the church, in her gathered services and in key moments of her scattered life, is the flavor of “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing,” as the apostle Paul says it in 2 Corinthians 6:10. …
Some posts meet our readers in especially powerful or timely ways. We strive to provide God-glorifying, heart-stirring, church-building content every day, but we realize that some prove more memorable than others. With that in mind, here are the 25 most accessed posts from the Desiring God blog in 2012 to remind you of some of our highlights from the last year.
Many were touched by the story of Ian and Larissa. Others happily wandered into Chesterton’s elfland or Tolkien’s shire. Our posts for mothers and about parenting have been as popular as any. Some turned here before the election in deciding whether to vote or not, and how they should pray. More recently, thousands were comforted and…
Let the record show that we did not set out in 2012 to write more often about sports at Desiring God than previous years.
But as we’ve looked back on the last year, we noticed an uptick in our engagement with “the world of sports.” This trend doesn’t represent any new commitment on our part for the years ahead. It does, however, represent our great goal to see Jesus honored “in all things.” It’s the “supremacy of God in all things” part of our mission that keeps leading us here and elsewhere. We want to see Jesus honored and enjoyed in life and death, and in every nook and cranny of our existence — including sports and athletics.
The Cardinals and LinSanity
After doing some digging, i…
On February 4–6, 2013, we will gather, God willing, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the annual Desiring God Conference for Pastors. This time the theme is “Brothers, We Are Still Not Professionals: Reclaiming the Centrality of the Supernatural in Ministry.” Just days prior to the conference is the scheduled release of John Piper’s revised and expanded Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry.
This short new ebook Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors, available free from Desiring God, is a celebration and extension of that book — born not only from an effort to whet the appetite for the upcoming conference, but in a hope to bless pastors …