Articles by John Piper
The only statement Timothy McVeigh left behind when he was executed in Indiana, June 11, 2001, was a handwritten copy of the 19th century poem “Invictus” by William Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit…
On August 2, 2007, Charles Simic was selected to be the 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His poem, “Full of Pictures” may have a word to fathers who study theology—or anything else for that…Continue Reading
Would you not love to hear the angel Gabriel say to you, “You are greatly loved”? Three times this happened to Daniel
- “At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell…
The End of the Historical-Critical Method.
Gerhard Maier. St. Louis: Concordia, 1977.
Das Ende der historisch-kritischen Methode by Gerhard Maier appeared in Germany in 1974 and in the following year went through a second and third edition. In 1975 Peter…Continue Reading
In the October 1974 issue of Studia Biblica et Theologica, an article by Gerald Sheppard appeared entitled “Canon Criticism: The Proposal of Brevard Childs and an Assessment for Evangelical Hermeneutics.” It has been a helpful stimulus to my own thinking…Continue Reading
A major question people have when they hear about Christian Hedonism is, How is God’s passion for his glory not a sinful form of narcissism and megalomania? The answer is: God’s passion for his glory is the essence of his…Continue Reading
Happy Thanksgiving from the “lead pastors” of Bethlehem and our wives
The four pastors met yesterday for about two hours and ended that meeting with overflowing expressions of thanks for our families and the family called Bethlehem and for the…Continue Reading
How our hearts long to see the day when the unity of Christ’s body will be manifest in truth and power
Not power without truth! For the apostle says the last days will be shot through with demonstrations of…Continue Reading
How can we obey the command to "fear God" and yet "fear not"?Continue Reading
This morning’s Bible reading put me over the edge. It said
His sons come to honor, and he does not know it;
they are brought low,and he perceives it not.
He feels only the pain of his own body,
I plan to begin a short series of messages on new birth this Sunday. It will take us at least through Christmas, maybe longer. The title of the series will be “You Must Be Born Again” taken verbatim from John…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading