All Resources by John Piper

Desiring God

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Bikinis and Modesty

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In episode 342, Pastor John counsels Christians how to think about modesty.
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What Is Calvinism?

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In episode 341, Pastor John shares what he means when he uses the term “Calvinism.”
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Do Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Us?

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In episode 340, Pastor John discusses what the Bible says about Christians and heaven.
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Battling Homosexual Lust

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In episode 337, Pastor John encourages people fighting against homosexual lust.
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Why We Educate Our Girls

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Why We Educate Our Girls

On April 14, 2014, the terrorist Islamist group called Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 girls, most between ages 16 and 18, from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” Part of…

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Universalism in Romans 9–11?

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For Thomas Talbott the command “Love your neighbor as yourself” teaches universalism. You cannot desire the good of your neighbor and simultaneously approve of a God who refuses to promote that neighbor’s good. But God does command us to love…

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How Do You Handle Compliments?

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One of my very wise teachers did something I have never forgotten—something I have never had anyone else do since. He apologized for paying me a compliment.

Having heard that my Old Testament professor liked a paper I had written…

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Book Review: Romans, by Paul J. Achtemeier

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This book’s intended readership is “those who interpret the Bible through teaching and preaching in the church.” Its comments are written “in the light of the needs and questions which arise in the use of the Bible as Holy Scripture”…

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When Sin Fractures a Church

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In episode 335, Pastor John shares one of the hardest seasons of his pastoral ministry.
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Our Last Child Leaves Home

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Our Last Child Leaves Home

Our last child — our only daughter, our only adopted one — just graduated from high school. As you may imagine, this is a time for reflection. We have had children in our home — in our marriage — for…

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What Joy Did Jesus Not Already Have?

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In episode 334, Pastor John considers the nature of God’s joy and his constancy.
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MLK’s Most Powerful Words

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In episode 333, Pastor John shares what are, in his opinion, Martin Luther King Jr.’s most powerful words.
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The Future of Race in the Church

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In episode 332, Pastor John shares his longings for racial harmony and the future of the church.
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Civil Rights 50 Years Later

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In episode 331, Pastor John discusses the cultural changes since 1964.
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Tony Evans, Race, and the Bible

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In episode 330, Pastor John shares thoughts on an event promoting racial harmony.
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The Legacy I Want to Leave

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The Legacy I Want to Leave
I have a new and focused passion to help people really see the riches of God’s word for themselves, and that has new and exciting implications for me and for the ministry of Desiring God.
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Is Fornication Worse Than Porn?

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In episode 329, Pastor John discusses the nature of fornication and pornography.
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Renewing Women

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I have a bias toward thinking that men are more evil, on average, than women. My bias is informed by the fact that 90% of the murders in America are committed buy men; 98% of the sexual assaults are committed…

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Breaking My Addiction to Entertainment

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In episode 328, Pastor John encourages Christians to cultivate a greater love for God than for entertainment.
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