What Is the Daily Aim of Parenting?
Jun 26, 2015
In the trenches of day-to-day parenting, we need to remember the big picture — namely, that we have the unique opportunity, under God, to shape a form a human soul.
Between a Rabbi and Two Imams
Aug 3, 2011
It was a wonderful opportunity. I was asked to participate in an open discussion about death and dying from a patient’s perspective. The event was held at a local medical college. It was the first ministry situation I had ever…
The Danger of Self-Defense
Apr 8, 2011
A friend tells you he wants to talk to you, and when you get together, you realize that what he really wanted to do was confront you. You’re not really excited about being told bad things about yourself, but this…
War of Words: Getting to the Heart for God’s Sake
Desiring God 2008 National Conference
Sep 27, 2008
Our lives are filled to the brim with talk. Our best and worst moments come with talking. Our lives are largely defined by speech and the war of words rages.
The Costume Kingdom
Nov 3, 2010
It was always one the most dramatic moments in the well-known secret agent drama. Although viewers didn’t know it, one of the Mission Impossible agents had donned a latex mask that was meant to make him look familiar and safe…
Hope That Won't Stumble
Nov 9, 2011
What do the Psalms look to? What is the theme that courses its way through psalm after psalm? What gives the Psalms their meaning and depth? Well, the thing that the Psalms point to again and again isn’t a “thing”…
Real Lasting Rest
Sep 8, 2010
Do you ever struggle with God’s sovereignty? Do you wonder why he has ordained for you to face the things you face? Are you ever tempted to doubt his goodness or question his love? Or do you experience rest of…
The Grace of Confession (Part 1)
Feb 28, 2011
I often wonder how many people are stuck in their relationships in a cycle of repeating the same things over and over again. They repeat the same misunderstandings. They rehearse and re-rehearse the same arguments. They repeat the same wrongs…
The Three Ways of Grace (Part 2)
Oct 8, 2011
In my last post, I looked with you at the grace of forgiveness. Here we will consider the other aspects of God's gracious work in our hearts The Grace of Enablement Once confidence in God’s forgiveness has called you…
Grace: Right Here, Right Now
Aug 11, 2010
Do you understand the majesty and practicality of the grace you have been given? If you don't, in subtle and not so subtle ways, you are looking to other things to get you through. You don't need to go out…
The Shortest Distance Between Points
Dec 1, 2010
Growing up, it was the source of endless entertainment. My dad was the guru of shortcuts. He lived on an endless quest for the shortest route to all of the places to which he regularly drove. He was never satisfied…
The Grace of Confession (Part 2)
Mar 4, 2011
A properly functioning conscience is a grace Many relationships travel a one-way road in the wrong direction—the direction of a hardened heart. In the early days of the relationship we’re concerned with winning the other person, being loving, kind, serving…
Do I Love Money? One Simple Test
Jun 25, 2015
Money may allow us to buy stuff, but it can never buy contentment. If we try to use money to purchase our happiness, it will fail us every time.
Preaching the Gospel to Yourself
Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
Feb 3, 2014
On the basis of your secure union with Christ, pursue communion with God by proclaiming the good news to yourself every day.
What Porn-ified Culture Does to Marriage
Jun 19, 2015
When sex becomes all about “my pleasure,” it corrupts a pleasure that God intended to be shared and enjoyed in close, intimate relationship.
The Nowism of the Gospel
Jul 28, 2010
Jason sat in front of me with the head-down, humped-shouldered posture of a confused and disappointed man. It wasn't that Jason's life had been a sad narrative of personal suffering. Sure, he had faced some hard things, but they were…
What Sex Outside Marriage Says About You
Jun 18, 2015
God has set boundaries for sex not because he wants to deny us some hidden pleasure, but because he wants us to experience the best joy possible.
Flee from Delusions of Strength
Jun 23, 2015
God’s grace is sufficient for our every weakness — even the subtle weakness of taking pride in our own “strength.”
Life Is One Big Glory War
Jun 16, 2015
Our hearts have a natural drive to seek glory. But unless we find that desire in God, we will never experience the satisfaction we so crave.
The Church’s Role in Sexual Mythology
Jun 22, 2015
Sex isn’t a topic the church should be embarrassed about. In fact, our God-given sexuality offers us an opportunity to display fundamental truths about God and his world.
Pleasure Is Only Protected by Pleasure
Jun 15, 2015
Unless our pursuit of pleasure has proper boundaries, we’ll always come up short of the lasting joy we’re looking for.
Panel Discussion - Piper, Tripp, Kauflin, and Taylor
Desiring God 2008 National Conference
Sep 27, 2008
The following is an edited transcript of a panel discussion at our 2008 Desiring God National Conference. Justin Taylor’s questions are in bold. Bob, you’re one of the happiest men that I know. But several years ago you went…
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