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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  • Thom Rainer

    Five Surprising Insights About the Unchurched

    They aren’t antagonistic. They welcome a conversation with believers. They aren’t staying out of church for the reasons you may think.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Spirituality of Waiting

    When December comes, we wait for Christmas. Christmas is the day when Jesus was born. People waited for Jesus, the Savior. Jesus came to this earth after a long wait. Christmas is the day when Jesus visited us. Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, came down to this earth from heaven.
  • Thom Rainer

    Five Reasons a Christmas Eve Service Reaches the Unreached

    While Easter is the day most churchgoers decide to show up at the same time, Christmas Eve is indeed prime time for the unchurched. Why is that? Here are five key reasons.
  • Bryan Kim

    O Christmas Tree

    Last Monday, after a good 8 hours of continuous lecturing well into the evening at the seminary, I was well received at home by a bright Christmas tree in the corner of our dark living room. The brightness of the tree began to make my heart feel merry as well.
  • Thom Rainer

    Five Personal Leadership Lessons I've Learned the Hard Way

    I have positional leadership, but that does not mean I am truly a leader. There are several reasons for this rather negative self-assessment, but the essence of my own evaluation comes from my failure to learn quickly and adjust.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    Grace Follows Those Who Are Grateful

    Thomas a Kempis says, “Grace always follows those who are grateful.” Those whom the grace of God follows are the blessed ones. Thomas a Kempis saw that the secret of the blessed one is gratitude. Because they are weak, human beings easily grumble and complain. God knows that human beings cannot …
  • Bryan Kim

    Sharing the 'Tofu Gospel' With the Muslim Community

    As they say, evangelizing to the Muslim community is as difficult as it is like trying to break a stone with an egg. It is not as though the Gospel is particularly difficult or inhumane. However, there is a widely held prejudice of hostility leading to the ostracizing and persecution of Christians.
  • Thom Rainer

    Four Reasons Sunday Attire Is Important to Christian Millennials

    “Those Millennials are so dang selfish. All they care about is their preference of worship style and their grungy clothes.” An older gentleman in a church made that statement to me. I did not make it up. Sadly, he said each of those words.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    Start Each Day Anew

    While I was meditating on the Bible, I realized that God wants us to start afresh day by day. In the Bible, there are words such as new work, new spirit, new heart, new covenant, new song, new creation, new self, new life, new commandment, new strength, new wine, and new wineskin, etc. God is still …
  • Thom Rainer

    Four Differences Between Programs and Ministry Solutions

    I saw some non-program church leaders using the same resources as churches that were program-centered. I realized then that the definition of programmatic was not necessarily tied to the resources used. Instead I began to see four distinctive differences between what I now called programs and minist…
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