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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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Dissatisfied Contentment

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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Praise God for Fundamentalists

John Piper

A couple years ago, the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship passed the following resolution, “On the Ministry of John Piper.” I mention it here just so I can use the occasion to say something good about fundamentalists

While recognizing much…

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Resolved

John Piper

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…

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Levels of Happiness in Heaven

John Piper

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…

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There is No Greater Satisfaction

John Piper

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…

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Clusters of Hope

John Piper
We can't sustain hope in God if we remain alone. We need each other's cheering exhortations to stay afloat.
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What Awakenings Have Accomplished

John Piper

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…

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Valuing Biblical Manhood

John Piper

Last week at a lunch for pastors, I gave a message you can listen to called "Some Sweet Blessings of Masculine Christianity." I drew out eleven benefits of valuing biblical manhood. Here is my outline:

By “masculine Christianity,”…

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The Ethics of Ayn Rand

John Piper

John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.

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“Atlas Shrugged” Fifty Years Later

John Piper
John Piper reflects on the insights and errors of Ayn Rand's writings on the 50th anniversary of her best-selling novel.
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When Does God Become 100% For Us?

John Piper
John Piper explains how God’s disposition towards us changes at the moment of our justification.
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What I Said at My Granddaughter’s Funeral

John Piper

I had the privilege of sitting with my family while Tom Steller and Sam Crabtree ministered to us at the funeral of Felicity Margaret Piper who was stillborn at full term on September 22, 2007. Her father Abraham asked me

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Felicity Margaret Piper

John Piper

In the hopes that you will pray for us, I’ll give you the news about Abraham’s daughter. Abraham is my son who serves as the Web Content Manager for Desiring God. He and Molly were expecting their second child on…

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The Glory of DG Is as Nothing

John Piper

When I pray that Christ may increase and Desiring God may decrease what do I mean

I do not mean that I want God to help us have less influence in awakening a passion for the supremacy of Christ.

Rather…

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Joni at Her Best

John Piper

In her article “Down Syndrome Dangers” from this month's World, Joni Eareckson Tada writes

A person with Down syndrome may never understand how to keep up with the Joneses or how to get over his head in…

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Three 9/11's We Need to Know

John Piper
The greatest tribute we can pay those who have died is to live for Christ, who is in control.
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Funeral Service for Luke Anderson

John Piper

Ross and Barbara Anderson have a wide and deep network of friends who love them and continue to bear with them the weight of losing their son Luke Kenneth Anderson on August 27, 2007. Many have asked that we work…

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Mohler Remembers James Kennedy

John Piper

The death of James Kennedy on September 5 is marked by Al Mohler with more than the usual recollections about a leader's great achievements. There is the personal touch on Dr. Mohler’s life that adds the kind of thing we…

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The Use of "Hope" in Hebrews

John Piper

1. Usage of "Hope"

The word "hope" (elpis) occurs in Hebrews in five places:

  • 3:6 Christ was faithful as a son over his house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence (parresian) and…
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