Articles by John Piper
Reading Thomas Talbott's article "On predestination reprobation, and the love of God" (RJ, Feb., 1983) brought back a grievous experience I had when some of George MacDonald's sermons were published in 1976 (Creation in Christ). I had relished three of…Continue Reading
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ who lost loved ones in Beslan
We at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, extend our heart-aching sympathy to all of you who have wept over the pain and loss of these recent…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
We cannot overemphasize the importance of our seminaries in shaping the theology and spirit of the churches and denominations and missionary enterprise. The tone of the classrooms and teachers exerts profound effect on the tone of our pulpits. What the…Continue Reading
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
#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
Carved in the bark of every tree in the garden of God are the words, "If it dies it bears much fruit" (John 12:24). Three words are branded into the flesh of every Christian: "YOU ... HAVE DIED" (Colossians…Continue Reading
They called on God to vindicate his people in their cause.
And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7).
They called on God to save unbelievers.…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…
1. Realize that authentic joy in God is a gift.
2. Realize that joy must be fought for relentlessly.
3. Resolve to attack all known sin in your life.
4. Learn the secret of gutsy guilt - how to fight…Continue Reading
God-centered worship is supremely important in the life of our church. We approach the Sunday morning worship hour with great seriousness and earnestness and expectancy. We try to banish all that is flippant or trivial or chatty
Not all services…Continue Reading
In his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Chicago InterVarsity Press, 1961) J. I. Packer argues that the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man is an antinomy. He defines "antinomy" as "an appearance of contradiction between conclusions…Continue Reading