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My Last Child Is Baptized

John Piper

Last night brought to an end a 27-year tradition. I baptized my last child and read for her the last baptismal poem. Indulge a happy dad's desire to extend that celebration a few hours longer by posting the poem here…

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Fresh Material from Writing Leave

John Piper

When we teach that our right standing with God is attained through the imputation of Christ’s obedience to our account (Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:6, 11; 10:3), does this imply that the work of Christ on the cross—his…

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A Poem for Mother's Day

John Piper

For Noël on Mother’s Day
May 14, 2000

Where Was Mary?

“After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”

Where was Mary, Jesus’ mother
When he sang his final song?
Where was Mary on the evening…

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200 Years in China, Today

John Piper

On this day two hundred years ago, Robert Morrison boarded the ship, the Trident, in New York to complete his journey to China as the first Protestant Missionary

He was born in 1782 in Scotland and was brought up…

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Lloyd-Jones: A Preacher's Preacher

John Piper

One of the greatest preachers of the 20th century was Martyn Lloyd-Jones, pastor of Westminster Chapel, London for 29 years until his retirement in 1968. He died March 1, 1981. But his writing and preaching continue

There is very little…

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Married or Single: For Better or Worse

John Piper
If what Piper says about the blessing of singleness is true, then why would one even want to be married?
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The Missionary Heart

John Piper

Karen Watson wrote her own epitaph. Its message has stirred me up to pray for more radical devotion to Christ. She has not died in vain. She was a Southern Baptist missionary to Iraq and was killed by unknown assailants…

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Let the Python Eat Its Tail. Amen.

John Piper
John Piper reflects on the Supreme Court's decision to ban partial birth abortion.
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Money, Markets, and Ministry

John Piper and Jon Bloom
The radical nature of what we are called to spread profoundly shapes the way we spread it.
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No Fear!

John Piper

Today is Friday the 13th. How should Christians respond to the fear of bad luck today? National Geographic News reports: “It's been estimated that [U.S.] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not…

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Radical Effects of the Resurrection

John Piper
How can our hope of future resurrection kill our current materialism and consumerism?
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Willpower Is Not Enough

John Piper

Sam Storms is on the Edwardsean and biblical wavelength when it comes to understanding the role of joy in radical God-centered Christian living. If you don't know Sam's website you might want to. It's called Enjoying God Ministries. The…

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The Meanings of Love in the Bible

John Piper

The Bible illustrates numerous kinds of love, such as the kind that seeks the good of unlovely or unwanted people.

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How Do You Press On to Make It Your Own?

John Piper
Further reflections from the sermon John Piper preached at his father's funeral.
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Hello, My Father Just Died

John Piper
John Piper’s journal entry narrating his father’s death on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
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Dr. William S. H. Piper Is with Jesus

John Piper

Dr. Bill Piper
Obituary for the Greenville (S. C.) News, written by John Piper

William Solomon Hottle Piper, 88, of Shepherd’s Care, Greenville, S. C., died Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Widowed twice, he was preceded in death by Ruth M…

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Pierced for Our Transgressions

John Piper

One of my joys during the sabbatical last spring in Cambridge was meeting with two of the authors of the upcoming book Pierced for Our Transgressions by Mike Ovey, Steve Jeffery and Andrew Sach. Their vision for the truth of…

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Foreword to “Pierced for Our Transgressions”

John Piper
What Jesus accomplished when he died is not a mere academic dispute. Our present peace and our eternal life hangs on this work of Christ.
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Tribute to William Wilberforce, #3

John Piper

One more tribute to Wilberforce: The day the victory came, and how Wilberforce responded

The night—or I should say early morning—of victory came in 1807. The moral vision and the political momentum for abolition had finally become irresistible. At one…

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Tribute to William Wilberforce, #2

John Piper

Here’s another tribute to Wilberforce on this historic anniversary. We should celebrate the unbounded joy that God gave him in spite of decades of defeat in Parliament

James Stephen, recalled after Wilberforce’s death,

“Being himself amused and interested by everything…

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Tribute to William Wilberforce, #1

John Piper

The movie about William Wilberforce opens today. I suppose that’s because, with the time zone difference, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave is technically today. Actually it was 4 A.M. February 24, 1807. Wilberforce was the…

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