All Resources on Public Justice

The Pleasure of God in Public Justice

Proverbs 11:1

Sermons

by John Piper

Having just and honest dealings in the world displays our confidence that God always cares and provides for his children.

Is It Wrong to Want Mercy for a Criminal Who Deserves Capital Punishment?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says that mercy and justice are not mutually exclusive.

On the Way to Criminalizing Christian Truth-Telling

Articles

by John Piper

Protecting persons with “preferences” should not automatically mean protecting them when they perpetrate their preferences.

Does God Have Civil Rights?

Los Angeles, the 14th Amendment and God

Articles

by John Piper

Until God is given his rights, no human rights will have significance beyond convenience.

Should We Try to Legislate the Bible In Today's Society?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says that coercion cannot be the means to our morality.

Should Christians Ever Join a Labor Strike?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper describes why striking, though at times permissible, may not be the best way to enact change in the workplace.

What Should We Do About Illegal Immigration?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper proposes a way to honor the law and still love the foreigner.

The Ethics of Ayn Rand

Appreciation and Critique

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.

“Atlas Shrugged” Fifty Years Later

Appreciation and Criticism

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper reflects on the insights and errors of Ayn Rand's writings on the 50th anniversary of her best-selling novel.

Is It Ever Right to Lie?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper answers the most notorious question about falsehood.

Deciding What We Deserve

Christianity Today 12:2 (October 21, 1977), pp. 12-15

Articles

by John Piper

When is it right and when is it wrong to treat people differently than what they deserve?

When Is It Right to Repay Evil with Pain?

Romans 12:9-21

Sermons

by John Piper

Does God ever intend for his justice—his right to punish wrong—to be shared with men?