Articles on Christian Biography

Abraham Lincoln's Path to Divine Providence

by John Piper

The hardships in Lincoln's life drove him toward God, not away from him.

Every Hero Gets Hiccups

by John Piper

One reason we settle for such ordinary “soap opera” lives is because we have no heroes.

A Passion for Holiness

Reflections on the Life of John Owen

by John Piper

Not many leaders today state the goals of their lives in terms of holiness.

Two Books on Revival—In One Day!

by John Piper

It is worth noting that men of Edwards’ and Lloyd-Jones’ stature wrote and spoke so extensively about revival.

Let Us Taste the Sweetness of Sovereignty

by John Piper

What kept William Carey going in the midst of great trial and loss?

Pointers from a Westminster Pastor

by John Piper

What sort of man was Martin Lloyd-Jones?

Allein's Alarm

by John Piper

Joseph Alleine's life and writing was a true model of Puritan evangelism.

How Spurgeon Got Saved

by John Piper

John Piper quotes Spurgeon on how he came to believe in God's sovereign grace.

Kitchen Calvinism

by John Piper

John Piper shares the surprising source of Spurgeon's first lessons in theology.

“The Dawning of the Final Era”

Introducing Ralph Winter

by John Piper

A brief sketch on the life of Ralph Winter and his work with world missions.

The Origin of Calvinism

by John Piper

The Bible, for Calvin, was above all a witness of God to the majesty of God. This led inevitably to what is the heart of Calvinism.

Zwingli and You Next Week

by John Piper

Baptists owe a lot to Zwingli when it comes to our doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.

“BBC Sevens”

90 by 90

by John Piper

A mind is not wasted when it is fully applied to the greatest challenge in the world.

Thank God for Diaries, Journals, and Biography!

by John Piper

The life of David Brainerd is a bright testimony to the long-suffering, severe mercy of God.

Lenin, Francis and Paul

by John Piper

Saint Francis left a legacy of delight and gratitude to God.

Thanksgiving for the Lives of Flawed Saints

by John Piper

Find hope in the history of God's grace to help you live your life for his glory.

A Taste of Mueller and His God

by John Piper

George Mueller's life is a testimony to the surpassing power that belongs to God and not to us.

The Good, Insane Concordance Maker

by John Piper

Don't belittle God’s crooked sticks. With them he may write the message that makes a thousand people glad.