All Resources by John Piper

Are Wedding Rings a Waste of Money?

John Piper
In episode 364, Pastor John discusses the meaning and value of engagement and wedding rings.
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How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?

John Piper
How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?

What did Paul mean when he said in 1 Timothy 2:15, “Yet she [the woman] will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control”?

Henry Alford’s interpretation of this verse is not…

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An Abundance of Joy

John Piper
An Abundance of Joy
We take some words in the Christian vocabulary for granted. 2 Corinthians offers a definition of love that you may not have considered. By paying close attention, we can find keys to loving people more truly and effectively. We also learn what’s behind the kind of generosity that pleases God.
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Is Sexual Identity My Choice?

John Piper
In episode 357, Pastor John discusses if gender is designed by God or if it is our choice.
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Do My Sufferings Complete Christ’s?

John Piper
In episode 355, Pastor John talks about the role of suffering in making Jesus known.
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“Genitalia Are Not Destiny” — But Are They Design?

John Piper
“Genitalia Are Not Destiny” — But Are They Design?

Riding in the wake of the cultural speedboat of the destigmatization of same-sex intercourse is the mainstreaming of “gender non-conformists.” Witness the June 9 issue of Time. Laverne Cox, born a boy, is on the front page, in his…

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Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully

John Piper

Herbert. Whitefield. Lewis.

In the sixth volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper celebrates the importance of poetic effort by looking at three influential Christians whose words magnificently display a commitment to truth and a love of…

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Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men?

John Piper

John Piper, “Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 39–40. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “May Women Teach Men?” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 34, 36–37.

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Headship and Harmony

John Piper

John Piper, “Headship and Harmony: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 39–40. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “What Happens to God’s Gifts?” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 35, 37–38.


In their first article…

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Putting God Back Into Faith

John Piper

When latter-day Puritans J. I. Packer and James Boice both write enthusiastic forewords for a confessed “premillennial dispensationalist” (p. 25), the common adversary must be ominous. What alarm welded this unusual coalition? Answer:

“Loud voices from the dispensationalist camp are…

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Marriage as Submission?

John Piper

John Piper, “Marriage as Submission? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 30. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Equal Authority, Equal Responsibility,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 26, 28–29.


Amen to the sexual mutuality…

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The Order of Creation

John Piper

John Piper, “The Order of Creation,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 35, 38. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 39.


Paul’s instructions concerning…

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How Should A Woman Lead?

John Piper

John Piper, “How Should a Woman Lead?” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 34, 36. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Headship and Harmony: Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 40.


In creation prior to the Fall, God…

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Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission?

John Piper

John Piper, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from John Piper,” The Standard (March 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Sexual Ambiguity at Corinth,” The Standard (March 1984): 31, 33–35.


I grant that women…

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Creation, Culture, and Corinthian Prophetesses

John Piper

John Piper, “Creation, Culture and Corinthian Prophetesses,” The Standard (March 1984): 30, 32. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard (March 1984): 35–36.


Trying to follow the logical connections…

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A Metaphor of Christ and the Church

John Piper

John Piper, “A Metaphor of Christ and the Church,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 27, 29. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Marriage as Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 30.


Ephesians 5:31 is a quotation…

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Setting the Stage

John Piper

John Piper, “Setting the Stage: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 30. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “How Do We Interpret the Bible?” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 27–29.


I see ample common…

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Satan's Design in Reversing Male Leadership Role

John Piper

John Piper, “Satan’s Design in Reversing Male Leadership Role,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 33, 35. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Questions from the Garden: Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 36.


Our existence as male…

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Questions from the Garden

John Piper

John Piper, “Questions from the Garden: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Male and Female in the Garden of Eden,” The Standard 73:11 (December 1983): 32, 34.

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Male, Female, and Morality

John Piper

John Piper, “Male, Female and Morality,” The Standard 73:10 (November 1983): 26–28. This is the first essay in a “discussion” hosted by The Standard, the denominational magazine of the Baptist General Conference. Spread out over seven issues, from November 1983

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Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women

John Piper

John Piper, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: Dismantling the Fall, Not the Creation,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 34–35. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from the Mickelsens,” The

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