Articles by John Piper
Junctures like this don’t happen very often. Thirty years of marriage, twenty years of ministry at Bethlehem for David, ten years of ministry at Bethlehem for Sally. This article is an advance overflow of my heart
David is presently the…Continue Reading
This is long. You might want to run your eyes down the headings and only read what is interesting to you. No pressure. It’s just good to be back, and I am brimming with thanks for the sabbatical.
Where Were… Continue Reading
I write with a full heart. Gratitude for my colleagues and people at Bethlehem overflows. Thank you so much for praying for me. Your prayers are gathered in God’s bottles and poured out on me according to his wisdom. Here…Continue Reading
What we saw this past week in the Islamic demonstrations over the Danish cartoons of Muhammad was another vivid depiction of the difference between Muhammad and Christ, and what it means to follow each. Not all Muslims approve the violence…Continue Reading
To know God in his sovereignty is to become like an oak tree in the wind of adversity and confusion.Continue Reading
People ask me about the advent poems. How long does it take Where do you get the ideas? Is it hard?
The first thing I want to say is that the advent poems are NOT Scripture. They are not inspired…Continue Reading
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Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts…
If Christians were not so familiar with these things because of 2000 years of tradition and liturgy, they might feel how utterly unlikely it was that this death would be the basis of a world-transforming faith. How could it be…Continue Reading
The irony of this interchange is that I love Richard Mouw's focus on "divine command ethics" which makes God the basic criterion of all morality. More amazing than that, I even see Christian Hedonism as one way of formulating Biblical…Continue Reading
#1 Hezekiah's Repentance and 15 Added Years
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order,… Continue Reading
Why I would like to see the English Standard Version become the most common Bible of the English-speaking church, for preaching, teaching, memorizing, and study.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD…