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Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission?

John Piper

John Piper, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from John Piper,” The Standard (March 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Sexual Ambiguity at Corinth,” The Standard (March 1984): 31, 33–35.


I grant that women…

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Creation, Culture, and Corinthian Prophetesses

John Piper

John Piper, “Creation, Culture and Corinthian Prophetesses,” The Standard (March 1984): 30, 32. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard (March 1984): 35–36.


Trying to follow the logical connections…

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A Metaphor of Christ and the Church

John Piper

John Piper, “A Metaphor of Christ and the Church,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 27, 29. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Marriage as Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 30.


Ephesians 5:31 is a quotation…

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Setting the Stage

John Piper

John Piper, “Setting the Stage: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 30. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “How Do We Interpret the Bible?” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 27–29.


I see ample common…

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Satan's Design in Reversing Male Leadership Role

John Piper

John Piper, “Satan’s Design in Reversing Male Leadership Role,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 33, 35. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Questions from the Garden: Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 36.


Our existence as male…

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Questions from the Garden

John Piper

John Piper, “Questions from the Garden: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Male and Female in the Garden of Eden,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 32, 34.

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Male, Female, and Morality

John Piper

John Piper, “Male, Female and Morality,” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 26–28. This is the first essay in a “discussion” hosted by The Standard, the denominational magazine of the Baptist General Conference. Spread out over seven issues, from November 1983

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Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women

John Piper

John Piper, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: Dismantling the Fall, Not the Creation,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 34–35. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from the Mickelsens,” The

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Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders?

John Piper

John Piper, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: In Stark Contrast to

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The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

John Piper
The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Defending Christian Hedonism exegetically is one thing; helping people feel the ethos of it is something else. The latter is harder. That’s what I want to try to do here.

But first, what is it?

Christian Hedonism is a way…

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Holy Hedonism: Feeling Good About Doing Good

John Piper

The basic tenet of Christian hedonism is that the desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed. Or conversely, if you abandon the pursuit of your own pleasure, you cannot please God or perform good deeds…

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Why We Educate Our Girls

John Piper
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?

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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Our Last Child Leaves Home

John Piper
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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The Legacy I Want to Leave

John Piper
The Legacy I Want to Leave

UPDATE: Look at the Book is now live.

For most of my pastoral life, I heralded the wonders of what I saw in the Bible.

I tried to do this in such a way that people could see that…

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The Greatest Prayer in the World (Maundy Thursday)

John Piper
The Greatest Prayer in the World (Maundy Thursday)

It is Thursday, the night before Jesus’s crucifixion. This evening has been laden with teaching (John 13–17), shocking with foot-washing by the greatest for the least (John 13:3–20), epoch-making with the institution of the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:20–30; Mark 14:17–26…

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Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed

John Piper
Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed

Recently I spent 30 hours in the hospital. I won’t tantalize you with details, but you can tell by this blog, I’m still alive. In fact, I feel good. I received good care, a clear diagnosis, some new medication, and…

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Waiting for and Hastening the Day of Multi-Ethnic Beauty

John Piper
Waiting for and Hastening the Day of Multi-Ethnic Beauty
Only God can accomplish the glorious miracle of God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, gospel-cherishing ethnic and racial diversity, justice, and harmony in our churches. But this waiting on God’s miraculous inbreaking is intensely active.
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Great Losses, Severe Mercies, Tearful Joy

John Piper
Great Losses, Severe Mercies, Tearful Joy

Do you have a view of God, and his severe mercy, that is robust and biblical enough to flourish with tearful joy, under heartbreaking losses, which he ordains as discipline?

What if you thought God took your child? Or what…

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World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes

John Piper
World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for ministries moving forward.
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Fake Papers, Chastened Pride

John Piper
Fake Papers, Chastened Pride

I wonder which is stronger: the desire for erotic pleasure or the desire to avoid ridicule? Which is stronger: the craving of the body for sexual pleasure, or the craving of the ego for notable praise It’s hard to measure,…

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