All Resources on Tough Texts

The Truth Will Set You Free

John 8:30-59

by John Piper

How to Respond to the Horrifying Sayings of Jesus

Letters from Cambridge #1

Articles

by John Piper

What should our hearts and minds do when we hear Jesus speak so horrifically about the slaughter of the wicked?

Who Was Jesus' Grandfather?

Luke 1

Articles

by John Piper

Apparent contradictions in the Bible—such as the genealogies of Jesus—have possible and plausible solutions.

Be Careful Lest the Light in You Be Darkness

Pondering a Puzzling Text

Luke 11:33-36

Articles

by John Piper

If what you regard as bright and compelling isn't Christ, you will be filled with darkness.

What Is God's Purpose In Preventing Believers From Understanding Certain Truths In His Word?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God has good reasons for sometimes keeping us in the dark.

Why Can't We Get Any Straight Answers From Christianity?

by John Piper

John Piper says that the complexities of Christian faith shouldn't make us forget or reject the many clear and glorious truths.

What Does the Seeming Lack of Clarity In the Book of James Say About God?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God has made some parts of Scripture difficult to understand in order to protect them.

Late Night Meditations on the Book of Life

Articles

by John Piper

What does it mean to be written in the Lamb's book of life?

Who Wrote 2 Peter?

An Article for Eggheads

Articles

by John Piper

How can we explain the surprising similarity between 2 Peter and Jude?

What Does Paul Mean When He Says He Is "Filling Up What Is Lacking In Christ's Afflictions"?

by John Piper

John Piper says that Paul was willing to suffer in order to display the gospel, and that we should be willing too.