Lay Aside the Weight of Sluggishness
“And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit…
Not Your Ordinary Exposition
John Piper writes in the foreword to Jon Bloom’s new book Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith,
These meditations are not your ordinary exposition. These are stories. Really good stories. They are…
Gospel Stability for a Life in Spin Cycle
Around the time our first child was born it felt like the physics of my well-ordered life had been tossed into a salad spinner. The centrifugal force of my circumstances made me feel out of control in my day-to-day work,…Continue Reading
When the Not-Yet Married Meet: Dating to Display Jesus
Dating is dead.
So says the media. Girls, stop expecting guys to make any formal attempt at winning your affections. Don’t sit around waiting for a boy to make you a priority, communicate his intentions, or even call you on…Continue Reading
When the Christian Life Becomes Impossible
“Christian Hedonism is a liberating and devastating doctrine,” John Piper writes.
It teaches that the value of God shines more brightly in the soul that finds deepest satisfaction in him. Therefore it is liberating because it endorses our inborn desire…
Singing to Silence the Enemy
Two weeks ago I took an oath, “so help me God,” in a courtroom where two lawyers asked me questions about my son with multiple disabilities. At the conclusion of their questions, the judge determined that my son did not…Continue Reading
To live Christianly in a culture of confusion is to live boldly.
There is some explaining to do here. On one hand, the above sentence is simple and agreeable at face-value. On the other hand, there’s a sense in which…Continue Reading
When Two So-Called “Married” Women (or Men) Repent
One of the sweet advantages of insisting that there is no such thing as same-sex “marriage” is that there is therefore also no such thing as same-sex “divorce.” In the days ahead, this will be very good news for many…Continue Reading
Gospel Peace in a Cluttered House
Frequent DG blog contributor Gloria Furman has a new book.
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, is a book showcasing Gloria’s skill in applying the gospel to the everyday life of a wife and mother. Here’s…Continue Reading