Articles by John Piper
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
This new series of messages is meant to emphasize the objective grounds of assurance. It is to show what God did and is doing sovereignly by his own initiative to guarantee the salvation of his people. I want us to…Continue Reading
But love your enemies,
and do good.
and lend, expecting nothing in return;
and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High:
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Money is a cultural symbol that allows people to express what they value. A twenty dollar bill is hardly worth more than a sheet of notebook paper in itself. But we have all agreed that it will have authority to…Continue Reading
Please pray for Larry Crabb, Sam Storms, Ralph Winter, and me as we prepare to speak at the fifth annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, January 27-29. Pray for Shelley Solin who bears a tremendous administrative load in making this conference…Continue Reading
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
There is no clear dividing line between biblical repentance and Christ-exalting civic engagement
By repentance I mean turning from unbelief and sin, and trusting in Jesus as Savior, Lord, and supreme Treasure of your life.
By civic engagement I mean…Continue Reading
It seems that God has indeed designed that the inspired Word of the Bible become uniquely powerful by passing through a Spirit-filled person on the way to make a dead heart live.
Since, in the wisdom of God, the world…
In a recent email update Iain Murray gave an uncommon and fitting exhortation
With much attention now being given to Calvin, I hope why the Reformation was necessary will be understood afresh. We need the martyr spirit back again, and…
We should seek to stigmatize abortion by associating it with racism as closely as the truth warrants.
People today don’t oppose the enslavement of blacks merely because they think it's wrong. They oppose it because otherwise they would be viewed…Continue Reading