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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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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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Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders?

John Piper
John Piper, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: In Stark Contrast to
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Sing to the Lord, Alone

John Piper
In episode 353, Pastor John talks about the role of singing in the life of worship.
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Suicide and Salvation

John Piper
In episode 352, Pastor John discusses the sober subject of suicide.
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Explaining Adoption to Your Adopted Child

John Piper
The following is a transcript of the audio. Chris writes: “Dear Pastor John, my wife and I adopted our youngest son from Ethiopia just over a year ago. What a gift he’s been to us! He’s a toddler now, and
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The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

John Piper
Defending Christian Hedonism exegetically is one thing; helping people feel the ethos of it is something else. The latter is harder. That’s what I want to try to do here. But first, what is it? Christian Hedonism is a way…
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Counsel for Couples Pondering Adoption

John Piper
In episode 350, Pastor John offers counsel to parents considering adoption.
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One Beautiful Adoption Story

John Piper
In episode 349, Pastor John shares his family’s adoption story.
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Vision for Your Family Vacation

John Piper
In episode 348, Pastor John talks about planning family vacations.
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A Theology of Vacations

John Piper
In episode 347, Pastor John gives a concise theology of rest.
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Piper’s Newest and Most Different Book Ever

Piper’s Newest and Most Different Book Ever

John Piper
Of the books I have written, Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully may be the one most different from all the others. It is less about the God we see and more about how to see him. For decades, I have…
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How Should I Think About My Failures?

John Piper
In episode 344, Pastor John encourages Christians struggling with sin and failure.
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Holy Hedonism: Feeling Good About Doing Good

John Piper
The basic tenet of Christian hedonism is that the desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed. Or conversely, if you abandon the pursuit of your own pleasure, you cannot please God or perform good deeds…
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