Dispel the Loveless Nightmare

Jon Bloom

Darwinian theorists say that our obsessive selfishness is programmed into our genes. No disagreement there. We know that. The Bible describes the effects of the fall as pervading everything. This would include the genetic level.

But they hypothesize that the reasons for this selfishness is survival and procreation. Our genes want to save themselves.

Well, frankly, this doesn’t do our selfishness justice. There is a deeper depravity at work. We don’t want to merely survive; we... Continue Reading

He Wants Your Heart: A Word to Church Planting Wives

Christine Hoover
He Wants Your Heart: A Word to Church Planting Wives

When God called my husband and me to plant a church, I said yes.

My yes to church planting echoed the vow I made on my wedding day, that I would support my husband in any ministry God might give him. As he does with us all, God has not stopped asking for my yes and he has not stopped showering his faithfulness on any willingness I offer him.

Sisters, I believe this — a willing heart — is the key to our fruitfulness and joy. And yet our hearts are the very... Continue Reading

Discerning Good and Evil in a Complicated World

David Mathis

The doctrine of the Christian life — also known as ethics — is about Christian wisdom.

It is not about merely having the proper answers to a list of tricky moral questions, but discerning between good and evil in a changing and complicated world. Whether it’s in-vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, or human cloning — just to name a few — today’s challenges simply are not the same issues as yesteryear, and tomorrow’s moral dilemmas won’t be the precise set... Continue Reading

Day 3: Schedule and Prayer

John Piper

Live-Stream Schedule: Wednesday, February 6

Watch the live-stream at www.desiringGod.org/live.

Updates on the conference will be available through Desiring God’s Facebook page and Twitter account (hashtag #DGPASCON).

Note: All times are approximate and listed here in Eastern Standard Time. For those onsite, see the schedule here in Central Standard Time.

10:00 - 11:00 AM EST, Mack Stiles

  • Supernatural World Missions: “With Man This Is Impossible”

11:30 - 12:30 AM EST, Speaker Panel

Day 2: Schedule and Prayer

John Piper

Live-Stream Schedule: Tuesday, February 5

Watch the live-stream at www.desiringGod.org/live.

Updates on the conference will be available through Desiring God's Facebook page and Twitter account (hashtag #DGPASCON).

Note: All times are approximate and listed here in Eastern Standard Time. For those onsite, see the schedule here in Central Standard Time.

10:00 - 11:00 AM EST, Jason Meyer

  • Pastoral Transition after a 32-Year Ministry: Strategy and the Supernatural

11:30 - 12:30 AM EST,... Continue Reading

Day 1: Welcome and Prayer

John Piper

Live-Stream Schedule

Watch the live-stream at www.desiringGod.org/live, beginning at 2:30 PM EST today.

Updates on the conference will be available through Desiring God’s Facebook page and Twitter account (hashtag #DGPASCON).


Note: All times are approximate and listed here in Eastern Standard Time. For those onsite, see the schedule here in Central Standard Time.

Monday, February 4

2:30 - 3:30 PM EST, Mark Dever (Sponsored by Fidelis Foundation)

Watch Out or the Devil’s Gonna Get You

Jonathan Parnell
Watch Out or the Devil’s Gonna Get You

In rural America, off a country road, on the soft soil of a weathered field, stands a sobering message for every passer-by: Go to church or the devil will get you!

The words are neatly strewn across a homemade billboard adorned with flood lights and a painted silhouette of a red figure, apparently Satan, holding a sling-blade. Go to church, the warning hisses, or be his victim.

As hokey as it sounds, the warning is right, you know, at least in a sense.

Now to be clear,... Continue Reading

Safety Is a Myth

Tony Reinke
Safety Is a Myth

Recently Pastor John released his short book Risk Is Right, a significantly expanded version of a chapter originally published in Don't Waste Your Life. In Risk Is Right, Pastor John claims the so-called safety we seek to preserve in our lives is really a myth.

We asked him to explain “safety is a myth” in a recent Ask Pastor John podcast (episode 10). In part he explained it this way:

You can’t put enough padlocks on your door and enough bars on your window to keep a heart attack from... Continue Reading

More Than Month-Long

Trillia Newbell
More Than Month-Long

February is Black History month. In 1976 the United States government officially acknowledged this month as an annual celebration of noted Black historians, scholars, educators, and publishers. School days for me during the month of February meant learning about historical Black figures like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The posters would go up and we’d be required to dive into heavy research on who these people were and what they did. But as quickly as... Continue Reading