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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    A New Future Unfolds with New Beginnings

    God starts new things (Isaiah 43:19). God wants us to always start afresh. A new future is unfolded when there is a new beginning.
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    Ten Traits of the Healthiest Churches Ten Years from Now

    I am not a prophet. Please don’t stone me if I get one of these ten traits wrong. And while there is a good bit of subjectivity in this article, I think I am basing my projections on clear and evident trends.
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    Four Reasons Pastors and Church Staff Regret Quitting Their Jobs

    I quit! The writer of Ecclesiastes does indeed remind us there are times and seasons in our lives. Regarding where we are in life, he tells us there is “a time to plant and a time to uproot” (3:2).
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    The Wisdom of Completing What Has Been Started

    Wisdom is needed in order to complete a work that’s been started. It is definitely not an easy thing to complete a work that’s been started. Many people live without completing the things that they have started.
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    Eight Time Drainers of Pastors and Staff (and Eight Solutions)

    “The greatest gift you could give me is more time.” The statement was made half jokingly by a pastor. Of course, he didn’t think I could create days with more than 24-hours. But he was busy, overcommitted, and worn out.
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    The Wisdom of Entering into Deep Solitude (Part Two)

    People are lonely. Loneliness is the existence of human being. I have never seen a person who is not lonely. I see that celebrities who live on popularity are more afflicted with loneliness.
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    Why Medical Insurance Companies Should Invest in Seminaries

    Imagine that a normal, healthy 52 year old woman—a loving wife, mother of two children, a devout woman of faith who regularly volunteers at her church—suddenly suffers a massive stroke and comes to the ER. What would the family choose to do when they find out the possibility of her waking up and…
  • Thom Rainer

    Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders

    They are the two most common causes of forced termination of pastors. 1.Weak leadership skills. 2.Poor relational skills. Much has been written in the past decade on leadership skills. The body of literature on the topic is massive and growing. I certainly have little to add in a brief blog post.
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    Longing for Silence

    I sometimes long for silence. Words are important to pastors because they live by words. But in the midst of continuous preaching and conversing with people, there are times I long for silence.
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    Five Reasons It Is So Painful for a Pastor to Lose a Church Member

    “I don’t want you take this personally, pastor, but we are leaving the church.” Yeah. Right. The church member might as well have stabbed the pastor with a knife while noting it was not personal. One of the most painful and personal aspects of a pastor’s ministry is the departure of church m…
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