We surveyed our most-viewed articles of 2014. It’s an interesting mix of commentary on current events, advice for seasons of life, and insight into the mind, heart, and life of a Christian. All of it, of course, deeply tied into Scripture and all of it striving to satisfy your soul with a vision of a big, sovereign, loving God. We hope you enjoy the articles whether you’re revisiting something familiar or reading for the first time.
What would Sammy Rhodes say if he could write a letter to every incoming freshman who doesn’t want to waste his time in college? Here are six pieces of advice for students (and their anxious parents).
You probably don’t need to hear reasons that it’s important to read the Bible. You know it is. But you might need some motivation. One way to get excited about reading the Bible is to rethink your daily pattern. Here are three tips for better Bible reading.
We assume every Christian has a Bible that’s worn down, marked up, and paired with a journal stuffed with multi-colored spiritual reflections. But that’s often not true. Many Christians find it difficult to get into a daily habit of Bible reading. In this post, John Piper addressed four common causes of Bible neglect in the Christian life.
Perhaps the greatest sorrow of the single life is that so many put off pursuing the produce of the Spirit until they get married. We foolishly think finding love will mysteriously unlock these fruits in our lives. The free and full life, though, is found in Christ and played out in Christ-likeness, summed up in these nine prizes of the Christian life.
One of the most terrifying moments of a not-yet-married man’s life is meeting his girlfriend’s father. . . . If discipleship — or “dating” your daughter’s boyfriend — sounds like it might be a more effective method than what you’ve tried (or intended to try), here are six pieces of counsel for engaging young men interested in your little girl.
Our irritability never has its roots in the soils of righteousness. It springs out of the soil of selfishness and springs up fast, like the sin-weed that it is.
What would Pastor John say to a man or woman preparing for marriage who struggle with regret related to past sexual mistakes and their current consequences?
What is life like now because of the smartphone? How has the iPhone changed us? These self-reflective questions may seem daunting, but we must ask them. Here are six answers from wise spiritual fathers.
When we think about that time we spent with Ian and Larissa, one thing stands out the clearest: their love for one another. A lot can change in three years as bodies heal and marriages mature, but their amazing story continues.
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for living, ministering, and leading in a culture like ours.
Eternity changes how we enjoy marriage and everything else in this life. Eternity changes how we love. It would be unloving to get my wife and kids so focused on this life that they are unprepared for the next.
We are small and fragile. We are not autonomous. We were never meant to be. Beauty, Yes. Joy, Yes. Greatness, Yes — outside of us, filling us with worship and wonder. We were made for God.
Game of Thrones is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers. Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity and pornography? What should Christians be willing to watch?
Homosexual practice is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. At this moment in history, it is celebrated by our larger society with unusual and pioneering excitement. And we have good news for homosexual sinners, and all others.