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When Grieving May Save Your Life

John Piper

Sometimes the best mark of holiness is not griping that sin abounds but groaning and grieving

Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves…

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Prolegomena To Understanding Romans 9:14-15

John Piper

I. The Task And Approach

When a trained Neutestamentler dares to offer the scholarly community an interpretation of an OT text, some justification is in order. Having been called to take one of the NT chairs at the University of…

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Can't Decide Whether to Come?

John Piper

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If you're wondering whether the pastors conference is for you or whether you should make the effort to come, consider a few things.

It is for any pastor or pastoral-type church leader, and we let you decide who that…

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If You Can’t Defeat ’em, Distort ’em

John Piper

Sometimes scholarship rivals politics for warped renderings of the opponent. Consider this from Etienne Gilson, a Roman Catholic historian of philosophy

For the first time, with the Reformation, there appeared this conception of a grace that saved a man without…

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Best Thing About the Conference

John Piper

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It's hard to say what my favorite part of the pastors conference is.

I love the singing. I love to hear 1300 men sing at the top of their lungs about the greatest reality in the universe. So that's…

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Pray Global Prayers

John Piper

May I encourage you to build a global dimension into your daily prayers? “Grant that your name be hallowed. Grant that your kingdom would come. Grant that your will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.” These…

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Money vs. Truth

John Piper

James Henley Thornwell, the Southern Presbyterian theologian who died in 1862, got somethings very wrong, like slavery. But this he got right and it is amazingly up to date

Our whole system of operations gives an undue influence to money…

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“Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors”

John Piper

Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your father who is in heaven will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive you your trespasses

Mark 11:25-26 “And whenever you…

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Rallying for a Different Hope

John Piper

Eric Redmond, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist in Temple Hills, MD, helps us see the lay of the land in the African-American church by doing two things

  • He celebrates Anthony Carter’s and Thabiti Anyabwile’s books as rallying points for a different…
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10 Resolutions for Mental Health

John Piper
10 Resolutions for Mental Health

On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in Heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. I went to hear him that night because I loved him. He had been one of my professors in English Literature at Wheaton…

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Pastors, Bring Your Fathers and Sons

John Piper

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It seemed to us that if the focus of the pastors conference is going to be on the pastor as father—both of a church and a family—then having the sons along could enable them to catch a vision of…

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Go to God in Weariness

John Piper

If you enjoyed Jon Bloom’s post-Christmas wisdom, you might like a 400-year-old version of the same point in verse by George Herbert

This is one of my all-time favorite poems:

The Pulley

When God at first made man,
Having…

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For Noël at 60

John Piper

I love my wife. Today is her 60th birthday. I got her permission to say that

We have had significant talks in recent months about aging. Not all the accompaniments are visible, and not all are expected. But some things…

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Is God Pleased with Jesus' Death?

John Piper

The book on sale this week, The Pleasures of God, has a chapter entitled “The Pleasure of God in Bruising His Son.” It is based on Isaiah 53:10, “The LORD was pleased to bruise him, he has put him…

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A Kind of Christmas Tale

John Piper

I wrote this story about four years ago to tell the children at Bethlehem's Christmas Eve service

The Poor Man and His Cow
And the Rich Man and His Wall

Based (very loosely) on a story in T. H. White’s

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For Noël on Our 39th Anniversary

John Piper

Noël and I mark our 39th wedding anniversary today. As you can see from the pictures, some things change. As you can see from the poem, some things don’t

John and Noel in 1968 John and Noel now

None But You

For Noël on our 39th Wedding Anniversary

Whose…

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Thank God for John Newton

John Piper

Today is the 200th anniversary of John Newton’s death

  • John Newton wrote the hymn ‘Amazing Grace.” (The words, not the music.)
  • He counseled William Wilberforce to stay in politics to fight the slave trade.
  • He never gave up on the…
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This Week's Advent Poem

John Piper

In my final Advent Poem on Nicodemus, I concluded with lines about Christian courage in the face of the Colorado shootings

So, Bethlehem, with candle three,
Are you afraid? Or are you free?
Do Christian-killers in the news
Make you…

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Rearing Children for the World’s End

John Piper

Amy Carmichael was born December 16, 1867 in the village of Millisle on the north coast of Ireland. After a lifetime of service in India she died, the beloved Amma, with a family of thousands. She was 83. They covered…

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Rest in the Final Hour

John Piper

The likelihood of dying because you are a Christian is closer than it used to be for Americans. The freedom from such threats has generally existed in this country for a tiny portion of history (about 400 years). We have…

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Does Heaven Destroy Liberty?

John Piper

As long as I am lingering over the value of Jonathan Edwards’ essay on the Divine Decrees, here is one more quote that is worthy of extended biblical reflection. It comes from Section 19.

Objectors may say, God cannot
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