Articles by John Piper
I believe the Lord is calling us to seek him earnestly this fall concerning forms and focuses of church life for our future. We will do this in at least three ways: Preaching, Praying and Discussing
Sunday mornings and Wednesday…Continue Reading
For the next six Sundays that remain through Labor Day weekend I feel strongly led of God to preach from biblical texts on suffering for the cause of Christ. Let me tell you how this theme has pressed itself on…Continue Reading
Sounds sort of sixties doesn’t it? I can’t seem to shake it. What I mean is that changes are always happening around Bethlehem
Old Days Worship Planning
The first year I was at Bethlehem (July 1980 - August 1981) I…Continue Reading
I love the Word of God. I love His promises and His commandments and His descriptions of reality. I say with the Psalmist, “More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and…Continue Reading
- Question: What famous politician said, “I am personally pro-life but politically pro-choice?"
- Answer: Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:20-25)
- Question: How is a fetus like a freeway?
- Answer: Safe. Till someone cuts in.
The Battle for unborn life…Continue Reading
I am profoundly grateful that God has brought to Desiring God a team of directors and senior directors who are radically devoted to the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. They…Continue Reading
I would like to encourage all fundamentalists and former fundamentalists to feel a good breeze from the fevered landscape of controversy. It’s from an article by Kevin Bauder, the president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, across town from us here…Continue Reading
It's a magnificent thing: The only newly-originating life in the universe that comes in the image of God is Man. The only newly-originating life in the universe that lasts forever is Man.
This is an awesome thing.
And, as everyone…Continue Reading
Here is one of the most insightful and influential quotes on preaching I ever read. It’s from Jonathan Edwards
I don't think ministers are to be blamed for raising the affections of their hearers too high, if that which they…
You bear them yet, this progeny,
These little ones you bore.
And, oh, how changed your mothering
Since you were twenty-four
You once were carried on the wings
Of hope and expectations,
And now you carry in your soul
After 63 years of unbroken service in the church office and in the ministry of visitation it appears that Elsie Viren will serve out the rest of her days in other ways. She is now a resident of Augustana Home…Continue Reading