Battling for the Unborn and Unborn-again
Rebuilding Some Basics of Bethlehem: Christian Hedonism
One of the marks of our church is the aroma of Christian Hedonism. This is the biblical truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. The basis for this is deep, and…Continue Reading
How to Read Exodus and Other OT Books
I’ve Read the President’s Speech: Amazing
This is the speech I expected the President to give to our children—excellent.
Given that he is not directing them to Christ, which would be the best counsel, his advice is a wonderful gift of common grace from God to…Continue Reading
I Hope My Daughter Hears the President’s Speech
Demas and Mark
What happened to Demas?
We don’t know. All we know is that some of the last words the Apostle Paul wrote before his Roman execution expressed a heartbreak: “Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone…Continue Reading
How Paul Worked to Overcome Slavery
The historic and contemporary reality of slavery is never far away from how we think about the Bible. Instead of a frontal attack on the culturally pervasive institution of slavery in his day, Paul took another approach, for example, in…Continue Reading
Why Do We Crave to Be Praised?
Here is the answer of the poet Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), from his poem "The Traveler."
For praise too dearly loved, or warmly sought,
Enfeebles all internal strength of thought;
And the weak soul, within itself unblessed,
Leans for all pleasure…
How DG Got Started
Pastor Tim Smith of Mars Hill church in Seattle did a brief (7.5 minute) interview with me at a recent conference on how Desiring God got started 15 years ago.