Desiring God Launches Portuguese Website
I am writing from Brazil where this week a team from Desiring God is participating in the annual FIEL Conference in the city of Aguas de Lindoya. Pastor John Piper and Pastor Bob Glenn from Minnesota have joined the roster…Continue Reading
Love Is Patient
Ask the Apostle Paul to explain love (agápē) and the first thing out of his mouth: “Love is patient” (1 Corinthians 13:4).
Forget the rest of his list for a moment; my work is already cut out for…Continue Reading
The Eternal Wonder of Three Simple Words
Titus 3:4-6 —
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal…
Announcing Our 2012 Conference for Pastors
Pastor John's invitation to join us in Minneapolis on January 30 to February 1 for the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors —
God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ
January 30 to February…Continue Reading
You Wouldn't Believe This Picture of Piper Speaking
A Worse Kind of Blind
The Bible is full of references to disease and disability — more than 350 verses in 40 of the 66 books.
Some references to disability are metaphors for something else. For example, Paul writes to the Corinthians:
In their case…
Do You Know This Confidence?
When we are deeply conscious of our defects in duty. If we compare our best performances with the demands of the law, the majesty of God, and the unspeakable obligations we are under; if we consider our innumerable…
My Experience with Racism and Reformed Theology
The Bible and the Reformed faith have been used to defend racism and slavery. But, if you take the long view, in every case, the day came when the very Bible, and the very faith, that had once condoned racism…Continue Reading