All Resources by John Piper

Battling Homosexual Lust

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

John Piper
Why We Educate Our Girls
On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 270 girls because they believe it is sinful for girls to be formally educated.Here are four reasons we educate our girls.
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Universalism in Romans 9–11?

John Piper
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?

John Piper
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

John Piper
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

John Piper
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?

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

John Piper
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

John Piper
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

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

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

John Piper
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?

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

John Piper
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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Cautions for New Calvinists

John Piper
In episode 326, Pastor John shares some concerns about New Calvinism.
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What Must I Believe to Be Saved?

John Piper
In episode 325, Pastor John tells what a person must do in order to be saved.
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An Excellent New Book on Justification

John Piper
An Excellent New Book on Justification
If a thoughtful layman asked me what he should read to understand the doctrine of justification in relationship to the New Perspective on Paul, I would send him to Stephen Westerholm’s new book, Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme (Eerdmans…
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Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering

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Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering
In suffering, we come to hope more fully in God and put less confidence in the things of the world. We also come to know Christ better when we share his sufferings.
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