The Mosque on the Mount

Jon Bloom

On the ancient temple mount in Jerusalem there stands a mosque.

Observant Jews see a profaning of their most holy place and plead with YHWH to remove their disgrace. Observant Muslims see Allah’s favor, a sign that the true religion sits in ascendency.

The world sees a centuries-old religious/political drama being played out on the edge of a knife, with diplomats delicately working like a bomb squad to avoid an…

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Lust: Not for Men Only

Carolyn McCulley

We're well into the heat of summer now, and that means many churches across the American landscape have, at some point, reiterated the modesty message for the good church ladies everywhere.

Wait. I can actually see that eyeroll of yours even from here. But, friends, don't click away just yet. Because I am going to go where large swaths of American church culture need to go on this topic … but…

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How to Help Your Boys Become Christian Men

Josh Etter

Vern Poythress shares about how he and his wife thought about training their boys to become Christian men:

When does a boy become a man in [American culture]? When he gets a driver's license? When he graduates from high school? When he moves away from his parents? When he can vote? When he gets his first full-time job? When he is 21? When he gets married? When he owns his…

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What Does It Mean to Serve God?

John Piper

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). What does that mean?

  • It means to do what he says in a way that makes him look supremely valuable in himself.
  • It means to submit to him in a way that makes him look thrilling.

There are ways to submit to God that only make him look threatening, not thrilling. There are ways to do what…

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How Does a Pastor Make Time for Evangelism?

Jonathan Parnell

Three minute video with Jeff Vanderstelt:

Jeff Vanderstelt, Ed Stetzer and Dave Harvey will be speaking on church planting at our upcoming National Conference, "Finish the Mission: For the Joy of All Peoples."

Friendly reminder that if you are planning on attending the conference to register before July 29 for the early-bird rate of $145 per person (save $40).

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    God's Grace Through Injuries

    Jonathan Parnell

    A few weeks ago, when the Los Angeles Dodgers were visiting the Minnesota Twins, Dodger pitcher Blake Hawksworth stopped by the Desiring God office.

    Blake has gone through some injuries during his baseball career, most notably being struck by a line drive last September. In this video, he shares about how God has used these setbacks in his life:

    Watch, listen, or download God's Grace Through Injuries.

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    What Is the River of History?

    Joe Rigney

    Edwards writes:

    God’s providence may not unfitly be compared to a large and long river, having innumerable branches beginning in different regions, and at a great distance one from another, and all conspiring to one common issue. After their very diverse and contrary courses which they hold for a while, yet all gathering more and more together the nearer they come to their common end, and all at length discharging…

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    Disability Helps Protect the Church from Lukewarmness

    John Knight

    Rarely does disability elicit an indifferent response:

    • Joni Eareckson Tada wanted to kill herself.1
    • I entirely rejected God as good, kind, merciful and purposeful.
    • Even families who fully embrace God as sovereign over all things must now deal with a new reality that raises hard questions.

    And this can be a helpful thing for a local church. God has strong feelings about being lukewarm:

    I know your works: you…

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    John Piper Interviews Louie Giglio (Part 2)

    Josh Etter

    In Part 2 of their conversation, John Piper and Louie Giglio talk about the connection between worship, missions and the glory of God:

    (Watch Part 1)

    Louie Giglio will join us at our upcoming 2011 National Conference, "Finish the Mission: For the Joy of All Peoples." Register for the conference before July 29 for $145 per person (save $40).

    Watch, listen, or download the interview.

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