The Joy of Christian Duty – Joe Rigney

We Christian Hedonists have a complicated relationship with duty. On the one hand, with our emphasis on the centrality of affections and desire in glorifying God, we are at war…

How Can Satan Harm Christians? – John Piper

Scripture is clear that Satan is not ultimately sovereign — God is. But under that sovereignty, in what ways can Satan still harm God’s people? Listen Now Read More Desiring…

How Are We Kept Blameless for the Day of Christ? 1 Thessalonians 5:23–28, Part 2 – John Piper

By faith we are reconciled to God, and by faith we pursue the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Watch Now Read More Desiring God

He Delighted to Crush His Son: The Pleasure of God in the Gospel – David Mathis

The Father not only planned for his Son to die, but was pleased to crush him. And for those in Christ, this can be as comforting as it is astonishing.…

Disorient, Distort, Deceive: Satan’s Core Strategy Against Us – Jon Bloom

When it comes to resisting temptations to sin, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. Temptations arrive in many ways at many times, and the Bible gives many different strategies to defeat them.…

Amusing Ourselves from Death – John Piper

Outside of Christ, the fear of death is a slave master that holds everyone in bondage — even those who seem unaware of their chains. Listen Now Read More Desiring…

Sanctified in Spirit, Soul, and Body: 1 Thessalonians 5:23–28, Part 1 – John Piper

Paul sometimes describes humans as body and soul, sometimes as body, soul, and spirit. What does man consist of? Watch Now Read More Desiring God

Was C.S. Lewis an Egalitarian? – Colin Smothers

“I do not believe God created an egalitarian world.” (“Membership,” in The Weight of Glory and other Essays, 36) Having made it my aim to read everything I can get…

Give Young Christians a Chance to Lead – John Piper

Our churches grow in wisdom and maturity when the young honor the old, the old listen to the young, and all clothe themselves with humility. Listen Now Read More Desiring…

Two Kinds of Pastors – David Mathis

Some churches plant “staff-light.” That’s what we did in early 2015. Our mother church sent us out with four founding pastors, all of us working full-time jobs elsewhere. The arrangement…