All Resources on Tough Texts

What Does Paul Mean When He Says That Eternal Life Is for Those Who Seek Glory and Honor?

by John Piper

John Piper says there is a good way to seek glory and honor.

No Evil Shall Befall You

Psalms 91:7-12

by John Piper

No ill befalls the saints except what God’s love permits, and even those "ills" won't conquer them.

How Should I Read the Book of Job?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how to discern between good and bad theology in the book of Job.

Why Did God Permit Slavery?

by John Piper

John Piper explains why slavery, even though it was justifiable under the old covenant, should be abolished.

How to Query God

by John Piper

It is okay to question God if you do it humbly and teachably.

Do I Not Hate Those Who Hate You, O Lord?

The Verses We Skipped

Psalms 139:19-22

by John Piper

How are we to understand those psalms that express hatred and call down curses upon the enemies of God?

Does God "Visit the Sins of the Fathers on the Children"?

Getting Serious about Education for Exultation

by John Piper

Great and lasting things are at stake for future generations not only because of what we teach, but also because of what we are.

Suppose You Are a Liberal Critic of the Bible

by John Piper

When you find two parts of Scripture that seem to contradict, don't assume the Bible is inconsistent.

Why God Inspired Hard Texts

Romans 3:1-8

by John Piper

What are some implications of the fact that God has founded Christianity on a book that has difficult passages?

When the Bible Blows Your Mind

by John Piper

What should we do when it seems like one Biblical truth cancels out another?