Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children
Oct 29, 2013
The laziness of Christian parents perplexes me. I hope these nine observations will help rescue some from the folly of laissez-faire parenting.
We Know They Are Killing Children — All of Us Know
Jan 22, 2013
We know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this. Here’s the evidence.
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
Lamenting the New Calamity
Jun 26, 2015
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. Alongside the Bible’s clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse stands the indictment of its institutionalization.
How to Live Under an Unqualified President
Jan 20, 2017
Donald Trump is morally unqualified to be president of the United States. How then shall Christians live under such a leader?
Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty
Jan 8, 2016
On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death in the Curaray River of Ecuador.
Peaches in Paradise
Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
Jun 15, 2015
Elisabeth Elliot died early this morning. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands.
John Piper’s Funeral Prayer for a Family of Five
Aug 6, 2016
What John Piper prayed at the funeral of Jamison and Kathryne Pals, 29, and their three children, 3-year-old Ezra, 23-month-old Violet, and 2-month-old Calvin.
Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?
Dec 22, 2015
I can say with complete confidence that the identification of Christian security with concealed weapons will cause no one to ask a reason for the hope that is in us.
Should Children Sit Through “Big Church”?
Aug 15, 2016
“I hope there is a strong leader in your church,” warns John Piper, “because weak leaders will never be able to stand up against the onslaught of criticism that is going to come if you try to do what I am going to suggest.”
France: A Fabric Torn
Nov 14, 2015
In France the fabric of family and nation is torn, and ten thousand human fibers are frayed with anger, and wet with grief. Millions more are woven in among the stricken strands, and taste the bitter salt of tears.
The Story of Ian & Larissa
May 8, 2012
Being satisfied in God (or anything) always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, then the test is real.
Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Me
Feb 23, 2016
This year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70, and they’re running for the hardest job in the world. This is a call to 70 million Baby Boomers not to waste their lives.
We Are Not Our Own
On God, Brittany Maynard, and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Oct 31, 2014
No matter what they’ve told Brittany Maynard, we are not our own. These lives are not ours to take.
Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation
Aug 21, 2015
Join us this Saturday morning, August 22, 9:00–11:00 AM, at one of the three hundred protest gatherings at Planned Parenthood sites across the nation. Find the one nearest you, and stand with us to say, “Killing unborn human beings is not an acceptable answer to crisis pregnancies.”
How Should Christians Think About Socialism?
Oct 20, 2015
In episode 710, Pastor John discusses socialism.
Weddings: Don’t Break the Bank
Jun 7, 2016
Pastor John gives a plea to church leaders to cultivate a culture of simplicity in their churches.
John Piper’s Prayer for President Trump
Jan 20, 2017
Listen to John Piper’s heart and Godward hopes for the 45th presidency of the United States.
Christian, You Are Free Not to Vote
Nov 3, 2016
As citizens of heaven, Christians are not bound by any human institution to vote. Our only duty is to bear witness to Christ’s supremacy and display our allegiance to his kingdom.
Seven Tips for College Students
Sep 22, 2015
Do what you have to do to be radically devoted to Jesus and his holiness.
Legislating Morality for Women in the Seventh Century
Oct 27, 2012
As Dana Robert tells the story of the conversion of the Irish, lessons abound for our day. For example, here is a paragraph about the effect of Christianity on the condition of women in the seventh century. Although little is…
When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing
Oct 21, 2015
In episode 711, John Piper addresses Christians who are facing spiritual darkness, and calls them to sing and preach.
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety
May 5, 2015
Anxiety is an emotion, not a decision. So, Jesus doesn’t just give a command; he attacks anxiety with truth, facts, promises, and reasons.
A Call to Teenagers to Be Free
Jul 28, 2015
John Piper writes for the liberation of teenagers. Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity.
Every President Will Be a Footnote
Nov 7, 2016
One day America and all its presidents will be a footnote in history, but the kingdom of Jesus will never end.