Following Jesus and Suffering by J.D. Greer

Suffering is an expected part of the Christian life. Suffering is the way of Jesus. Suffering brings life. J.D. Greer firstly stated that one can suffer because one did evil and proceeded to pose a situation of Jonah who suffered in the belly of a…
  • John Piper Explains Christian Hedonism

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    John Piper covers Christian Hedonism in a response to a question sent by a "Desiring God" radio listener. "'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.' How can I give th…
  • Concerns About Young Girls and Transgenderism

    "It is so dangerous to encourage girls to think that they might not be women."
    On a radio show dedicated to women's rights, campaigner Kellie-jay Kee, the Tory MP for Thurrock, stated that rather than advancing equality, the transgender movement was guilty of gender stereotyping…

John Piper's Opinions on Pastors Who Don't Preach Against Sin

During a podcast led by the team at Desiring God, a woman from Sweden who described herself as a "relatively new Christian in Sweden" asked Pastor John Piper about her church and was interested in how…
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    3 Ways To Develop Your Child’s Self-Esteem

    “What makes you think your father was never proud of you?” I asked a millennial man in my counseling office years ago. He was leaning over, rubbing his temples with his palms. When he finally looked up at me, eyes glistening with tears, he gave a simple answer: “Because he never told me so.”
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    A Faithful Worker

    Jesus cultivated his disciples to be faithful workers. What the church needs to do is to cultivate faithful workers and keep them for the next generations. A Korean dictionary defines ‘faithfulness’ as ‘sincerity coming from the heart.’ Faithfulness cannot be forced. True faithfulness comes …
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    Pastors' Compensation: To Be Concerned and Not Be Too Concerned

    Pastors' compensation -- it’s a sensitive issue. Pastors not become pastors because it’s a lucrative career—they answered God’s call to save souls. But pastors can’t live if they are not properly compensated either. I am writing this article in part as a response to the recent study releas…
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Wisdom of Raising Children Well

    It is definitely not an easy task to raise children well. As I raised two daughters, I refrained myself from writing a book about child education. I come to understand that knowing few principles of child education doesn’t guarantee you to raise your children well.
  • Thom Rainer

    Five Reasons Why the Large Single Site Church Is Declining

    One of the largely unspoken phenomenon of the past decade has been the decline in large churches located at only one site. Most of the large church growth today is taking place at multisite churches.
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    Seven Ways Church Members Should Prepare for a Sermon

    What if church members began their own form of sermon preparation? For countless decades, we have heard about the role of pastors in sermon preparation. The number of hours they need to prepare. The priority of preparation. The role of prayer in sermon preparation.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Wisdom of Aging Beautifully

    If you are being conscious about aging, then it means that you have aged. I am now being conscious about aging. It feels a little sad that I am aging. I want to deny that I’m aging but it’s a reality that I cannot deny. If you want to decrease the number of candles on your birthday cake, then it…
  • Daniel Jung

    "Hey, Pick Up the Phone, You Have a Call!"

    We've all been informed once or multiple times in life that our phones are ringing and that we should answer it. These cases happen because we either are not listening, paying attention, or we hear the call but simply ignore it. For months prior to this week, people from all around the world were te…
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Wisdom of Entering into Deep Solitude

    I was very sick last Sunday night. It was the worst I’ve felt recently. My faced turned pale and I felt thoroughly exhausted. I thought about four things that night. First, I thought about the pain of those who were sick. Being sick is painful. When we are sick, we lose motivation, and we become d…
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    The Wisdom of Attempting a Small Change

    The kingdom of God is hidden in a small mustard seed. A mustard seed is small but when planted it becomes a big tree so that birds come to nested on. All big and great things begin humbly with small thing.
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