Broken But Grateful
The Story of an Artist’s Pain and God’s Providence
Sep 30, 2015
The dazed driver attempted to start the engine, and Aaron ran for cover, fearing that the truck would explode. He ran towards what he thought was a median, but because he was unfamiliar with the area, and it was dark, he instead jumped in a ravine. His life would never be the same.
Don’t Waste Death
Jul 30, 2015
One Saturday, we buried DeAndre — a father, brother, uncle, and cousin. He will be greatly missed. His death reminded me of a hard truth: Death shouldn’t be wasted.
What Is Your Biggest Regret?
Jul 2, 2016
We don’t have the power to undo our mistakes. Time machines don’t exist, and they never will. So where do we find hope and rest in our regrets?
What Is the Highest Good?
Sep 30, 2014
While all Christians have said that God is good, often we miss the fact that God is himself our highest good. And even if we acknowledge this to be true, we seldom pursue God like it is.
When Our Conduct Contradicts Our Confession
May 15, 2016
Life and Scripture taught me that sometimes our conduct contradicts our confession.
How to Have a Happy Life
Jul 7, 2016
If we made good interpretation of God’s dealings toward us, it would revolutionize the way we see the world and enable us to not only have a good day, but a happy life.
Pray for Ferguson
Aug 15, 2014
It’s hard to know how to respond to everything we see in the 24-hour news cycle. News, commentaries, social media, and television report hundreds of injustices (and thousands still go unreported). How do we choose which ones to engage?
Live to Give — At Any Cost
Mar 24, 2016
Jesus gives a command, an illustration, and a promise. Jesus answers the what, how, and the why. He tells his disciples to “love one another” how “I have loved you” so that “all people will know that you are my disciples.”
A Letter to Younger Me About Money
Dec 7, 2017
If you’ve never thought much about finances, it’s not too late to begin stewarding your money to the glory of God.
Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All
Nov 25, 2015
With a short video of Laquan McDonald’s death, more of the facts have finally been released in Chicago. In Minneapolis, with another black man dead and several more shot, we’re left waiting for more information. How should we respond to perceived injustice from those who should be enforcing justice?
Change You Can Believe In
Politics and the Great Commission
Aug 24, 2015
I’m not calling for political apathy. That is irresponsible. Christians desperately need a biblical view of government and a just society. Instead, I’m calling for believers to cast their anxieties about the immorality of society on Jesus and be on mission in their neighborhoods and cities.
Four Ways to Use desiringGod.org Everyday
Apr 12, 2016
Here are a few simple ways you can use our resources daily to maximize your joy.
Big-God Living in a Man-Pleasing World
May 2, 2016
Like children, we have an innate desire to “be seen” and share our accomplishments for our joy and the pleasure of another. But because of the fall, this desire has been misdirected.
Pastors Lead by Example
Jun 13, 2016
We don’t practice eldership because it works. Our conviction is deeper than practicality.
Online Friendships Are Not Enough
Jun 22, 2016
Online friendships can be a great blessings when placed in their proper perspectives, but perilous when they replace local community and the local church.
More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts
How to Prepare for Conversations on Ethnic Harmony
Feb 4, 2016
Over the years I’ve learned that the conversation is complicated and how we view the world and ourselves can radically shape how we engage one another.
Love the Racist, Confront the Sin
Feb 11, 2016
If we’re serious about fighting the sin of ethnic partiality, also known as racism, in the church, we must readily address it locally and privately.