Articles on Speech

Talking to People Rather Than About Them

What I Left Out of the Sermon on August 6

by John Piper

Gossip doesn't satisfy in the long run, but loving others does.

"Do All Things without Grumbling"

Meditation on Philippians 2:14

Philippians 2:14

by John Piper

Grumbling is self-feeding because it obscures the light of God’s gracious, all-controlling providence.

Prison Profanity and the Meaning of Advent

by John Piper

Foul language is a pitiful attempt to fill a void which God meant to be filled with gratitude to him and love to others.

Ten Reasons to Listen to Questions Before You Answer

Meditation on Proverbs 18:13

Proverbs 18:13

by John Piper

Why is it a bad idea to give an answer too soon?