Articles by John Piper
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
I have often thought about how business went on as usual in Palestine while God was walking about her towns. I suppose most people of that time lived quite oblivious to the division of the history of creation. But then…Continue Reading
I have recorded a section of Jonathan Edwards' sermon on Romans 2:10. It lasts about seven minutes. The reason I recorded it is that I regard this section as the best thing I have ever read on the issue of…Continue Reading
Duty is good, but delight is better. Picture me bringing a dozen roses home to my wife on our wedding anniversary. I hold them out to her at the door; she smiles and says, "Oh Johnny, they're beautiful, why did…Continue Reading
(Based on Ralph Winter, The Kingdom Strikes Back: Ten Epochs of Redemptive History in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement)
Phase One: 1 – 400 Romans
Possibly Paul's work in Galatia established contacts with Gauls in the West and…Continue Reading
Jonathan Edwards, who lived 250 years ago and is regarded as one of America's greatest thinkers, was ablaze for God. He was God's instrument in bringing about the First Great Awakening—a spiritual revival that spread over New England and to…Continue Reading
John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.Continue Reading