Articles on Christian Hedonism

There Is a Way to Be Happy, Even in Sadness

Godly Sorrow: Jesus' and Ours

by John Piper

No sorrow in the Christian's life will end ultimately in grief. Jesus' blood will have the final say.

How To Drink Orange Juice to the Glory of God

by John Piper

How can we do everything, whether we eat or drink, to the glory of God?

The Painful Lesson of Learning Joy

by John Piper

Serving God means we get from him more than we give to him.

Rebuilding Some Basics of Bethlehem: Christian Hedonism

by John Piper

Eight biblical reasons to pursue your greatest and longest satisfaction in God.

Galatians 4:18 and “Being Made Much Of”

Galatians 4:17-18

by John Piper

John Piper looks at a passage that seems like it could cause problems for Christian Hedonism.

A Gift to You from CHEF

What’s that? And who’s Jon Bloom?

by John Piper

John Piper introduces the Christian Hedonism Expansion Fund (CHEF) and its mission.

Monday Morning Meditation on Thirst

by John Piper

A spring satisfies thirst not by removing the need you have for water, but by being there to drink from when you get thirsty.

Are Christians Satisfied?

by John Piper

Christ is the source of all satisfaction and total satisfaction. But the depth of this satisfaction is not drunk all at once.

Enjoying God’s Being God

by John Piper

God loves to be God for the childlike, who look to him for all they need.

Devil Prayers and Divine Pleasures

by John Piper

So many so-called saints submit to God out of constraint and not love!

The Book Is Here!

by John Piper

John Piper announces the arrival of his book Desiring God.

Softball, Sex and Augustus Strong

by John Piper

Don't exclude God from your recreation. God wills it, and it's his will to be in on it.

Advent Began Early

by John Piper

You help your church grow when you enjoy the Lord on Sunday.

The Unashamed God

Meditation on Hebrews 11:16

Hebrews 11:16

by John Piper

Two things make God unashamed to be called our God: that he has prepared something great for us, and that we desire it above everything else.

Clarifying Christian Hedonism

by John Piper

The announcement of the then forthcoming sermon series, "Desiring God."

Why Desiring God Exists

by John Piper

Some of the passions we as a ministry want to pursue and spread.

A Christian Hedonist Looks at "Love Within Limits"

by John Piper

John Piper offers his critique of Lewis Smedes' book Love Within Limits.

A Birthday Gift to My Father on His 89th Birthday

by John Piper

Through his writings, Bill Piper holds out a timely word to us saints who are still in the world.

We Want You to Be a Christian Hedonist!

by John Piper

If you abandon the pursuit of your own joy you can't love man or please God.