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Jason Abbott and I wrote a book called More People to Love: How the Bible Starts in a Garden and Ends in a City and What That Means for You. Brant Hansen, a nationally syndicated Christian radio host, wrote the foreword.
More People to Love is about The Big Story of the Bible. It’s about God’s plan, as revealed from Genesis to Revelation, to “make [his] name great among the nations” (Malachi 1:11). At times, our lives can be very difficult. But seeing our lives in light of The Big Story—the beautiful story of God’s unfolding plan of redemption—gives us the perspective we need to carry on with purpose and joy.
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God’s Joy Project: A Short Introduction to Reformed Theology & A Discussion Guide to Tony Reinke’s Book The Joy Project
This workbook includes a short introduction to Reformed theology as well as a 7-week discussion guide to Tony Reinke’s book The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (Reinke’s book can be downloaded free of charge in three digital formats at desiringGod.org).
This companion guide is ideal for personal study and small group discussion. It provides questions for each chapter of Reinke’s book and discussion questions related to Christian songs that share the themes of each chapter.
We are all looking for joy. The Joy Project, however, is the story of how joy finds us. It’s the story of how God has worked, and is working, to save his people and love them forever.
For two years I've been working on a book to help pastors in the job-search process. Now, I'm conducting fifty interviews with pastors about their experiences. May I interview you? I'll send you a free book in exchange for a 30-minute interview and your comments on the manuscript. // Click here for more information.
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Good leaders ask good questions to teach.
In the book Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch, we learn that God made us to flourish, to live “the life that is really life.” (A book review)
All things being equal, no one wants to worship the living God in an ugly building. If the stars proclaim his handiwork, so should church architecture.
I’ve written a discussion guide for Tony Reinke’s book The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness. You can get it here free of charge.
Peter C. Craigie wrote, “The wilderness makes or breaks a man; it provides strength of will and character.” But what he means by this is not what you’d expect.
Tracking how much a pastor works is difficult. Here are a few thoughts about how I work out some of the issues.
Dating can be a beautiful, mysterious thing, like a ship sailing across the sea (Prov. 30:18–19). Here’s my review of Not Yet Married, a great book to help you sail this sea.
Yesterday I signed a book contract with Rainer Publishing to write a book that helps men struggle against pornography. I’m really excited. Here are the details.
An interview I recently did about the pressures on couples as they prepare for weddings.
Yesterday my wife and I had a baby boy.
For two years I've been working on a book to help pastors in the job-search process. Now, I'm conducting 50 interviews with pastors about their experiences. May I interview you?
A poem celebrating God’s wisdom in creating us male and female.
Despite how common it is in Christian lingo, sometimes when God closes a door he doesn’t intend to open a window.
Sometimes the defining moments of our lives are only seen as such in hindsight.
Here are 12 quotes from Tony Reinke’s new book 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.
I’ve spent the last year working on a book to help men struggle against the temptations of pornography. Here’s one reason why.
Brant Hansen, author and radio host, wrote the foreword to our book More People to Love.
The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine is a great book to help you throw off the yoke of perfectionism and find joy in your dependence upon Jesus, the only perfect pastor and the only one with shoulders of steel and a gospel of grace.
It is important to observe a passage carefully before we interpret and apply a passage. Timothy Keller, in his book Hidden Christmas, speaks about this importance, sharing a powerful story about it.
The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words by Chris Bruno is a great book to familiarize you with the most important themes and the overarching story of the Bible.
How should we go about studying the Bible? Here are three suggestions to help you study the book God wrote.
A short (but stout) book on the divine romance between The Groom and The Bride, and how the ultimate marriage should shape all marriages.
What happens to the Bible when we spend years treating it like an instruction manual? In the end, we might lose the gospel focus of the whole Bible.
Perhaps you’ve heard of expository sermons. Perhaps you haven’t. Either way, let me tell you what they are, why I think they are so helpful, and why, at our church, we make them our regular diet.
Acquiring your worldly treasure won’t satisfy you. It may give you temporary satisfaction. But that's it. The pleasure that Jesus offers begins now and lasts forever. [Guest Post by Cody Swartz.]
What would it have been like to hear Jesus preach? A fictional account of a girl who heard Jesus and how he satisfies our needs. [Guest Post by Erin Bruker.]
Backstage passes are great. You get to see all of the cool stuff that goes into the final product. Although not near as cool as meeting your favorite music band before a show, this post is part of a series to take you “backstage of the pulpit.”
I’m not sure if readers love them, but I read enough blogs to know that bloggers love to create them: End-of-the-Year Lists. This is my contribution: The list of books I read in 2016.
Some reasons to love the 2015 Disney movie Cinderella, as well as 10 discussion questions.
Here are my five favorite (and the most popular) blog posts that I wrote in 2016.