John Eldredge

February 25, 2013
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Was anyone else a bit shocked last night when, in the midst of the Academy Awards, we were taken live to the White House to behold the First Lady assume the role of a presenter??!

It was very, very telling. A parable of our times.

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John Eldredge

February 21, 2013
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"Why, God?"

The young man was lying on the bathroom floor, in a foreign country; he had passed out and was covered with yuck. He is a beautiful young man, a friend of my sons, a follower of Christ, bright, creative, gifted. He has also...

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John Eldredge

December 21, 2012
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Friends, a few days ago I posted a blog on the Newtown massacre. Crucial as that alert is, this is even more important than that one. I need to help you pray a shield of Life around your households.

  About a month ago I experienced a... READ MORE

John Eldredge

December 17, 2012
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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the...

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John Eldredge

November 29, 2012
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We received a letter the other day asking a really good question about Jesus and the way he looked at life. From time to time I talk about the “assumptions” we hold about life, and God, and wonder if ours are the same assumptions Jesus...

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John Eldredge

November 07, 2012
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So, I've been captured by two verses recently. The first goes like this:

"We have this hope as an anchor of the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our...

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John Eldredge

October 31, 2012
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This is headed in a good direction. Just wanted you to know that.

We've always made family dinners a priority (thank you, Stasi). They really are the centerpiece of a family life, the places where stories get told and life gets processed...

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John Eldredge

September 03, 2012
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I've been avoiding this blog too long. The story goes like this...

Three years ago our middle son Blaine left for college. He and our youngest, Luke, were very, very close and I knew Blaine was leaving a big hole in Luke's life. Luke was... READ MORE

John Eldredge

February 06, 2012
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I’m a late-comer to the worshipping world.

  Years before me Stasi began to discover the beauty and intimacy of personal times of worship. She’d tuck herself away in our bedroom with her headphones and iPod, and just worship... READ MORE

John Eldredge

January 11, 2012
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This is that time of year we start thinking about making changes – “new year, new you” and all that. This is a good time to ask yourself, What do I want to be different this year?

Really. Sit with that for ten...

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John Eldredge

December 26, 2011
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And so we have celebrated Christmas, the coming of Jesus to this world. And O what a thing to celebrate! The manger, the angels, the shepherds…the focus of the entire pageant comes down to this: Jesus became a man. “Since the...

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John Eldredge

December 07, 2011
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OK, this is really worth whooping over: I just heard about a guy who posted an offer to his 600 Facebook friends, offering to give them a free copy of Beautiful Outlaw, no strings attached. All they have to do is reply yes, they'd...

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John Eldredge

November 29, 2011
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This has been a tough year for me. A year with a lot of suffering.Both Stasi and I have been through a lot of physical affliction. There were accidents. Betrayals. My father died this year. On top of this, my friends have been suffering. A year...

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John Eldredge

November 07, 2011
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Last Wednesday night I was speaking in Dallas on who Jesus really is, his actual personality, what he's really like. It is by far my favorite thing to do. Afterwards a woman came up to me, big smile, bright eyes, and said, "I'm a...

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John Eldredge

October 24, 2011
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A friend of ours had an encounter with Jesus this weekend in which she received his healing from a very traumatic time in her life. She wondered if she would ever find Jesus in this place, and this weekend, he came. O, to have Jesus...

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John Eldredge

September 09, 2011
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Whatever else it is we need, or think we need, we need Jesus. He is our life, our restoration, our everything. To have Jesus is to have the greatest treasure in all worlds.

So - how do we find him? How do we experience him?...

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John Eldredge

August 18, 2011
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"Without a friend you cannot live," said A'Kempis, "and if Jesus be not above all a friend to you, you will be sad and desolate."

Ain't that the truth.

We often don't recognize our desolation for what it really is - missing Jesus...

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John Eldredge

December 08, 2010
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Last May I had the opportunity, while in London, to visit the National Gallery. Loving art, and being with my son who is an art major, I was excited to spend hours there. I loved the Van Gogh, the Monet, the Rembrandt paintings and many more....

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John Eldredge

November 19, 2010
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I don’t even remember the issue we were talking about – it had something to do with Christianity – but I do remember my friend’s response. “Gosh, I'm not really sure," he said. And I thought it a humble and gracious posture to take.

Only...

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John Eldredge

November 10, 2010
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My son told me recently that at his Christian college a student has chosen to fly Buddhist prayer flags off the dorm balcony.

Perfect. Of course they did. It is a classic picture of the culture at this moment. A self-revealing snapshot...

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