Wash in the Waters Again
May 1, 2014
Visible words. That was the Reformers’ term for baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In complement to the spoken words of gospel preaching, these twin rhythms of the gathered church are dramatizations of the grace of God. These “visible words”…
Jesus’s Closest Companion
Apr 26, 2014
The Holy Spirit. There is “something wonderfully mysterious” about him, says pastor and theologian Sinclair Ferguson. He is the third person of the Trinity, the “self-effacing” member. He works ever in tandem with God’s word — incarnate, spoken, and written…
Grow in Grace at the Table
Apr 23, 2014
The Lord’s Supper is an extraordinary meal. To be sure, it is simply an ordinary means of God’s grace to his church, but as eating and drinking go, it can be an unusually powerful experience. Along with baptism, the…
Apr 16, 2014
Wednesday of Holy Week. The day when key pieces come together in the plot of the greatest sin in all of history — the murder of the Son of God.
Putting Golf in Its Place
Apr 10, 2014
“The heavens declare the glory of God,” says Psalm 19:1, and the best of links do the same, if you have eyes to see it.
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
Apr 5, 2014
What captures your idle thoughts? What fear seeps into your spare moments? Don’t concede. In this twelve-minute video, Paul Tripp explains how to fight back with the gospel.
Six Lessons in Good Listening
Apr 3, 2014
Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest and most important. Here are six lessons to help you listen well.
Warm Yourself at the Fires of Meditation
Mar 26, 2014
We were made to meditate. One reason our hearts are so cold is because we don’t intentionally take time to warm our hearts at the fire of Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting meditation.
‘Divergent’ Lesson in Human Depravity
Mar 22, 2014
It’s rare to find a major motion picture that paints humanity, as a whole, to be this bad. Not only was it human evil that nearly destroyed the world in some great war, but now it is human depravity that…
Remember Saint Patrick
Mar 17, 2014
Deep beneath modern celebrations is Patrick’s mission of pioneering the gospel among the unreached, despite the frowning face of the church establishment.
God Is with You in Depression
Mar 15, 2014
Depression is often illusive. But you don’t need to understand depression in order to walk with God through it or be his instrument of sustaining grace for others.
Learn to Fly in the Fellowship
Mar 12, 2014
It’s a shame the word “fellowship” has fallen on hard times in some circles, and is dying the death of domestication and triviality. It is an electric reality in the New Testament, an indispensable ingredient in the Christian faith, and…
Right Thinking Is for Deep Feeling
Mar 11, 2014
Doctrine is for the sake of delight. Christian theology does not exist for its own sake, but for our desiring and enjoying Christ. Simply put, the mind is meant to serve the heart. Thinking serves feeling. God gave us the…
Enjoy the Gift of Having God’s Ear
Mar 5, 2014
He is “the God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10). Not only did he choose us before the world began, and give his Son to save us, and cause us to be born again, but he also sustains the whole…
Isn’t It Ironic?
Feb 27, 2014
Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill debuted in 1995, just as the first wave of Millennials was crashing into America’s high schools. Her music became one of the soundtracks for these critical years — for many of us, not chosen…
Shape Your Life with the Words of Life
Feb 24, 2014
The Christian life, from start to finish, is utterly dependent on the grace of God. Not only do we come into spiritual life by sheer grace (Act 18:27; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:5), but it is in divine grace that we…
Put Yourself in the Path of God’s Grace
Feb 17, 2014
We cannot force God to give us his grace, but we can position ourselves along paths where he loves to give it.
Share in the Glory of the Winter Games
Feb 5, 2014
Don’t just watch the Olympics. Be a part. The Christian can enjoy the Games with more substance and depth than anyone. Here’s a call to Olympic viewing with spiritual significance. Our God and his Book give us unmatched capacities to…
How to Stay Christian in Seminary—And Any Season of Waiting
Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
Feb 3, 2014
Part 1: Forward-Looking Intentionality (Jonathan Parnell) The title of this seminar is “How to Stay Christian in Seminary—Or Any Season of Waiting.” And we really mean that last part. What David and I are going to talk about…
How to Stay Christian in Seminary
Jan 31, 2014
Seminary is exhilarating . . . and dangerous. Former seminarians David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell offer real-world advice for students eager to survive seminary with a flourishing faith.
Worship in Spirit and Truth
Jan 5, 2014
The issue is not whether we will worship, but what. Even better, whom and how.
Meet the New desiringGod.org
Jan 1, 2014
It’s a new site for a new year. We spent a good deal of 2013 working on this redesign. Now 2014 is here, we’re live, and we’d love to have you help us spread the word. This is an aesthetically…
Our Top 13 Posts of 2013
Dec 31, 2013
For years, the heart of desiringGod.org has been our resource library, with three decades of sermons, books, articles, and more from the ministry of John Piper. When we started a blog in 2007, we thought we were just appending a…
From This Day Onward
Dec 31, 2013
If you look hard, you might find Haggai. Tucked near the end of the Old Testament, third from last on that biblical road-less-traveled called the minor prophets, it’s one of Scripture’s shortest books — and one of its best for…