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Articles by John Piper

How the Lord of Life Gives Life

John Piper
Why do some who are “dead in trespasses and sins” come to believe and some do not?
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Ryle on Increasing Unbelief

John Piper

Very, very few Christian writers are being read widely 100 years after their death. J. C. Ryle, the first Bishop of Liverpool, died in 1900. He wrote the foreword to his book, Are You Ready for the End of Time?

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Conquered by Christ

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…

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Poem for Theologian Fathers

John Piper

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…

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Pray Global Prayers

John Piper

To help you stay encouraged to pray for huge Christ-exalting movements of God, here’s what we read this morning. Each day, as part of our family devotions, Noël and Talitha and I read the daily reading from the Global Prayer

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You Are Greatly Loved

John Piper

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…
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Desiring God Going Global

John Piper
John Piper introduces Desiring God's International Outreach.
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The Authority And Meaning Of The Christian Canon

John Piper

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…

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A Reply To Gerhard Maier

John Piper

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…

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Damned for the Beloved?

John Piper

Sometimes Romans 9:3 is put forward as the Achilles heel of Christian Hedonism. Is a Christian Hedonist willing to be damned for those he loves

Christian Hedonism says that you ought to aim at maximizing your eternal joy in God

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How Has God Made Much of Us?

John Piper

(This article is excerpted from God Is the Gospel, pages 155-162) 

The way God has made much of us is by creating us in his image and calling this creation “very good.” Then, after the fall, he pursues the…

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How Is God's Passion for His Own Glory Not Selfishness?

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…

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Overflowing Thanks

John Piper

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…

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Ganging Up on Gratitude

John Piper
A response to both a bishop and an atheist who warn against thankfulness.
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A Theological Framework for Prayer ‘88

John Piper

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…

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Is Faith Meritorious?

John Piper
Does a person earn salvation by believing in Jesus?
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Karsten Piper's Poetry

John Piper

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,
and…

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Upcoming Sermon Series

John Piper

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…

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More on Women in Combat

John Piper

The exhortation is a good one that we not minimize the sacrifice of the American women who have died in combat, even if we think their presence on the front lines is a powerful commentary on the cowardice of our…

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Co-ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice

John Piper
Men are not wired to follow women, let alone follow them into danger.
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