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

    Pastor John Piper
    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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    The Secret to People Who Are Able to 'Bounce Back' from Failures

    I have been thinking and learning a lot during my short visit to the motherland. I learned especially a lot through a documentary film about the beautiful life of Missionary Seo-Pyeong Seo (Elisabeth J. Shepping).
  • Thom Rainer

    Seven Habits of Long-Tenured Pastors

    I have been following these long-tenured pastors for years. And I have seen consistently seven patterns, or habits, in their lives.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Deep-Rooted Life Cultivated Through Seasons of Wavering

    You must stop for a while when you experience violent wavering in your life. When you are violently wavering, you must follow God’s guidance as if you were following the instructions of the captain on an airplane. Just as you leave everything to the captain on the plane, you must leave everything …
  • Thom Rainer

    Ten Common Sentiments Pastors Wish They Could Express

    I love pastors. I respect pastors. No, they aren’t perfect. Indeed, they often have many struggles and challenges. As I reviewed the thousands of comments I have heard from pastors, I began to see a pattern of silent expressions.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Hope of Resurrection

    There is a phrase that is still engraved on my heart that I read a long time ago. “Faith is to build a house of hope on the hill of despair.” The cross of Jesus was the cross of despair. But Jesus built a house of a hope, which is the resurrection, on the hill of Golgotha, which was despair.
  • Thom Rainer

    Five Ways Pastors Can Reverse Negative Sentiments in a Church

    What can a pastor or church leader do to help move the congregation more positively? After hearing from pastors and church leaders, I can offer five suggested paths that have proved fruitful in other churches.
  • Bryan Kim

    Missing the Warmth

    While living in the States, one of the things I've missed most are the heated floors (ondol) often found in Korean homes. Especially when it’s chilly or cold, I recollect the times in my youth where I would roll around on the warmest place of the floor.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Way of the Cross is the Way of Brokenness

    Passion week is a special week of meditating on the suffering of Jesus. The way that Jesus walked is the way of suffering. The way that Jesus walked is the way of the cross.
  • Bryan Kim

    A 'One Inch,' Quarter Million Dollar Loss

    Last week, there was an incident at a golf tournament in which the gallery noticed and reported in the third round a 22-year-old pro golfer named Lexi Thompson placing the marker for her ball 1 inch closer toward the direction of the hole with two feet remaining in her sealed victory at the ANA Insp…
  • Thom Rainer

    Seven Common Mistakes Churches Make When They Have an Interim Pastor

    “Interim” sounds like a pregnant pause anticipating something down the road. So when you put the adjective in front of “pastor” or “church,” it just feels like less than ideal.
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