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?
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.
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.
What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
Aug 22, 2004
Paul doesn’t want us to try ferreting out the secret will of God that he plans to do, but discern the revealed will of God that we ought to do.
Questions to Ask When Preparing for Marriage
Aug 6, 2009
John Piper offers a list of questions to help couples discern whether they are a good fit for each other, as well as what life might look like together.
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Jan 18, 2011
The world sells a sinful, cheap joy at the buyers expense. God dispenses fullness of joy at the expense of his own Son, so that you may be eternally happy in him.
Good News of Great Joy
Daily Readings for Advent
Nov 15, 2013
This book of Advent meditations aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. These 25 short devotional readings begin December 1 and go through Christmas Day.
How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Apr 29, 1984
Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
Don’t Waste Your Life
Jan 31, 2010
It’s easy to slip through life without taking any risks — without making your life count. But life ought not be wasted. You don’t need to know a lot of things to make a lasting difference in the world, but…
The Purifying Power of the Promises of God
Sep 18, 2012
In Future Grace, author John Piper helps readers discover the key to overcoming sin and living a life that honors God. Many men and women attempt to walk upright out of gratitude for what Christ did in the past…
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.
Is Oral Sex Okay?
Aug 5, 2014
In episode 400, Pastor John answers the often asked question, is oral sex okay?
This Momentary Marriage
A Parable of Permanence
Sep 30, 2012
The meaning of marriage is the display of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people.
What Does It Mean to Seek the Lord?
Aug 19, 2009
Christians are told to seek the Lord, but many of us have no idea what that might look like today. Here’s a practical guide for how to pursue God.
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.
When I Don’t Desire God
How to Fight for Joy
Oct 31, 2013
For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find…
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
Aug 15, 2004
Any effort to renew our minds must follow the Holy Spirit’s initiatives and enablings.
Preparing for Marriage
Help for Christian Couples
May 1, 2015
Getting to know that special someone includes learning about family and friends and schooling and athletics, favorite pastimes, books, movies, life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in our background and the darkest. But what about theology? Ever think…
God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
Oct 13, 2012
Is God an egomaniac because he demands the highest priority in our affections? Is God's preoccupation with his own glory an unfortunate reality or somehow the best news man could hope for?
The War Within: Flesh Vs. Spirit
Jun 19, 1983
A Christian is not a person who experiences no bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with those desires by the power of the Spirit.
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.”