Surrendering Our Children
Our grandson, Orison, is three years old. Judging by his interests during our Sunday afternoon backyard picnic, I would have said he was aspiring to stardom as an ace batter or as a trumpet player in a marching band (using…Continue Reading
We Get the Feast; He Gets the Fame
Jonathan Edwards put it this way:
God doubtless will entertain his saints according to the state of the King of heaven, when he comes to entertain them at the feast that he has provided.... We read of Ahasuerus, a great…
Something Everybody Agrees About
My theology is the conviction that this quote from St. Augustine tells us more about God’s good design than our bad depravity.
The desire for happiness is not in myself alone or in a few friends, but is found in…
Does God Lie?
Short answer: No. God never says anything like: “I am not God.” Or: “You are not sinful.” Or: “Christ is not a great Savior.” Or: “If you believe in Christ, you will not be saved.” Or: “It is foolish to…Continue Reading
When a Psalm Is Not Your Situation
Because the Psalms are so personal, they often do not represent the mood or the situation we are in when we read them. For example, a couple mornings ago I read Psalm 142. It says,
There is none who takes…
More Gratitude for Jon Bloom
Your faithfulness as the creator and leader of Desiring God has been a gift to me beyond all deserving or imagining for these last fifteen years.
Who would have dreamed the little church tape ministry would be Desiring…Continue Reading
A Letter to My Husband, Jon Bloom
July 15th marked 15 years since you started as John Piper’s assistant and soon started Desiring God and became the Executive Director. (People wondered what you would do with that anthropology major!)
As your wife I’ve been watching, admiring, and…Continue Reading
Why God Doesn't Fully Explain Pain
One of the reasons God rarely gives micro reasons for his painful providences, but regularly gives magnificent macro reasons, is that there are too many micro reasons for us to manage, namely, millions and millions and millions and millions and…Continue Reading