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Articles by John Piper

Why Do We Resist God's Sovereignty

John Piper

There are two ways that the soul can resist the truth of God’s sovereign governance over all evil that is implied in Genesis 50:20—“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.”

  1. The soul can…
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Was Qumran the Cradle of Christianity?

John Piper

From 1974: John Piper is currently completing his doctoral studies in New Testament at the University of Munich, Germany, where he began his work under the late Leonhard Goppelt. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Get to Know Peter Williams

John Piper

Tyndale House is where I did my sabbatical last year. It is an evangelical study center in Cambridge, England. Bruce Winter was the "warden" then (like a president). I saw first hand what a crucial role that was. Now after…

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Good Doctrine Makes Better (Teenage) Saints

John Piper
Growing a church by serious biblical teaching is difficult, but it bears more radical fruit than less doctrinally serious strategies.
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Talitha's Bedtime Song

John Piper

Last Sunday, for the first time in my life, I sang on request in a Sunday morning worship service. Another one of those milestones I said I could never do. The pastor saw me in the audience and said that…

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Kids Should Know Jesus Is Better

John Piper

One of my goals in our ministry to children at Bethlehem is to help parents teach them the truth and model the truth, so that when a family goes to the Science Museum in St. Paul and watches a dizzying…

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Response to Rabbi Kushner

John Piper

From 11 to 12 this morning, Gary Eichten of Minnesota Public Radio interviewed Rabbi Harold Kushner about the collapse of the 35W bridge. Kushner is best known for his book When Bad Things Happen to Good People. There were…

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Sermon Series on Spectacular Sins

John Piper

My plan for this fall—and I want to stress it is a plan, not a promise—is a 7-part series on historically significant sins. It will be entitled “Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ.”…

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Ian Thomas with the Lord

John Piper

Torchbearers International began in the heart of a young Englishman, Ian Thomas, who at the age of 19 came to understand that “it is no longer I but Christ who lives in me.” This timeless flame of truth has been…

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Waiting for My Husband After the Bridge Collapsed

John Piper

I wrote this poem when I heard of a newlywed waiting for her husband after the bridge collapsed.

Listen

O God, please let him be unconscious,
With his wallet lost, unknown
In some draped cubicle, with nurses
Near, and scrolling…

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The Image of God

John Piper

Systematic theology is not biblical theology; but if it would be Christian, it necessarily must rest upon biblical theology. Therefore, this paper, aiming primarily to determine a Christian belief, will have the following structure: First, I will examine the Old…

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Thanks to God for Ray Ortlund

John Piper

This is a note of deep gratitude and tribute for the life of Raymond Ortlund Sr., who went to be with Jesus on Sunday evening, July 22, 2007. You can read the life facts in the news post and see…

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Four Cheers for New Staff Positions at Bethlehem

John Piper

Dear Bethlehem Family

I write from North Carolina to give four very earnest cheers for four new staffing assignments, three of which depend on your vote at the July 29th Quarterly Strategy Meeting. The Council of Elders has voted unanimously…

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I Love Jesus Christ

John Piper
“Lord, you know that I love you.” John 21:15

In the fall of 1968, James Morgan, my professor of theology at Fuller Seminary, who died of stomach cancer the next year, looked me in the eye during a heated debate…

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Whose Idea Was This, Anyway?

John Piper

These guys are crazy—Lukas, Matt, Josh, Abraham, Jon, and whoever else OK’d this nutty idea. Five dollars for any book and any number of books! Don’t they know this only happens when books are being remaindered—code word for: nobody is…

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Thanks to God for Ruth Graham

John Piper

This morning in our prayer meeting at Desiring God, as we gave thanks for the life of Ruth Graham, I was moved. Probably because of her death in proximity to my father’s (March 6). The connection is this. When I…

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Antidote to New Perspective on Paul

John Piper

The New Perspective on Paul has been around long enough now that some scholars who were initially enamored with it have come back around to the historic understanding. It is good to read a few testimonies like this to keep…

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