Whatever It Takes
Feb 25, 2015
We need clarity on the meaning of life. I mean clarity not in terms of getting our theology in order, or knowing what to say if our pastor asked, but clarity in terms of the questions we should stop and…
When God Calls You Out
Feb 22, 2015
God calls us into the frightening, the stressful, and the unknown so that he might teach us to rely not on ourselves, but on him.
When Jesus Prays for Your Faith
Feb 12, 2015
We see this in Acts 1 — in the in-between story of Jesus telling his disciples the Spirit will come (Acts 1:8) and the Spirit actually coming (Acts 2:1–4). Pentecost is when things really get going, right? So what is the point with this preliminary stuff?
When You Don’t Have Time to Pray
Feb 2, 2015
Dressed warm enough to go outside, I ease down to my basement study and turn on the desk lamp. It flickers once or twice before its dusty yellow light focuses on the Bible laid open beneath it. The table had been set; my soul had been starving, and now, I made it on time.
24 Free eBooks for You
Jan 29, 2015
Over the past two years, the team at desiringGod.org has published a series of ebooks made available to our readers free of charge. Get the full list of 24, download, and enjoy.
Learning from a Hard Knox Life
Jan 13, 2015
John Knox turns 500 this year. Actually, historians are not certain whether it was 1514 or 1515, but sometime around there, in the little market town of Haddington, Scotland, down the street from Saint Mary’s Church, Knox was born.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015
Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful, temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle.
Who Else But You?
Jan 11, 2015
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever...
Three Facts for Your Fret
Jan 5, 2015
We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if we do this or that, which quickly turns into...
When We Grow Passionate in Prayer
Jan 1, 2015
Every Christian wants a deeper life of prayer in this new year. Who, after the close of one year, looks back over the time in his closet and thinks, “Yeah, I’d better cut back on all the praying this next twelve months”? We all want to grow, to enjoy richer fellowship with God.
Don’t Just Read the Bible for Yourself
Dec 29, 2014
On page 511 of my ESV Bible, crafted by the careful penmanship of a novice writer, nestled in the inside margin of Psalm 116:12–13 and Psalm 118:6–7, are three words: “I love Dad.” ...
Praise We Didn’t Plan
Dec 18, 2014
The Psalms are an inspired record of the fight of faith; that’s one of the reasons we love them...
The Church on the Fringes
Dec 15, 2014
The church is a community of Christians living as the on-the-ground expression of the supremacy of Jesus by advancing his gospel in distance and depth.
Church As the True Local
Dec 10, 2014
The mission of God is a mission through his people, the church, who communicate his wonders by advancing his gospel...
The Little Drummer Boy in All of Us
Dec 7, 2014
“Little Drummer Boy” might be one of the strangest Christmas songs out there, or so it seems. He actually has something to teach us.
Have You Heard the Church’s Story?
Dec 1, 2014
When we see that the church is not a mere footnote in history, we won’t be able to quarantine her off as an extracurricular activity in our lives. She is really important. There’s even a whole story to prove the point.
The Pilgrim’s Progress (New Edition)
Nov 28, 2014
On November 28, 1628, in a quiet cottage nestled within the English parish of Elstow, during one of the most tumultuous times in the country’s history, John Bunyan was born. The place of Bunyan’s birth in Elstow was only a…
The Local Church and the Supremacy of Christ
Nov 21, 2014
The local church is the greatest, most profound collective of which any human could be a part. Your family, your career, your nationality — these all pale in comparison to what it means to be a member of a local church...
Today Is Just in Time
Nov 17, 2014
Whatever wreck your life might be, however nightmarish your circumstances seem, Jesus is ready to embrace you.
Taking Homosexual Sin to Church
Nov 13, 2014
Unless you’re into the Irish bluesy, indie rock scene, chances are it’s only been in recent months that you’ve heard Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” The song, the lead track on Hozier’s self-titled album released in September, is thick with metaphor...
Black and White: Learning Together from Ferguson
Nov 6, 2014
Though there’s still tumult in Ferguson, and the world watches with bated breath, are there more lessons surrounding these events that we could be gleaning now? Thabiti Anyabwile thinks so — for African-Americans and white Americans.
Where Hazy Repentance Goes to Die
Nov 3, 2014
Our entire lives repentance? Even if we sign off on this theologically, chances are that few of us make this the practical work of our Christian existence, at least not explicitly.
Open the Door to Halloween
Oct 28, 2014
How you spend Halloween may reveal what you really believe about the Christian life.
A Prayer for the Parent’s Soul
Oct 27, 2014
Parenting is inescapably the work of waiting. As a parent, especially to young children, you are constantly devoting your time and energy into something that doesn’t produce immediate results.