Blog Posts by John Piper
Tribute to William Wilberforce, #2
Here’s another tribute to Wilberforce on this historic anniversary. We should celebrate the unbounded joy that God gave him in spite of decades of defeat in Parliament:
James Stephen, recalled after Wilberforce’s death,
“Being himself amused and interested by everything,…
Tribute to William Wilberforce, #1
The movie about William Wilberforce opens today. I suppose that’s because, with the time zone difference, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave is technically today. Actually it was 4 A.M. February 24, 1807. Wilberforce was the…Continue Reading
How Eating and Fasting Magnify Christ
Here is one of the truths we will try to unpack in the seminar this weekend on Prayer, Meditation, and Fasting.
Bread magnifies Christ in two ways: by being eaten with gratitude for his goodness, and by being forfeited out… Continue Reading
When Is Confrontation Grace
What Will We Remember in Heaven?
A friend wrote me and asked a question about Isaiah 65:17, which says (in the NASB), “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.” He asked,…Continue Reading
Personal Tribute to Bruce Manning Metzger
Bruce Metzger died on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the age of 93. He was the George L. Collord Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. I think it would be fair to say that…Continue Reading
Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly
When I read about prosperity-preaching churches, my response is: “If I were not on the inside of Christianity, I wouldn’t want in.” In other words, if this is the message of Jesus, no thank you.
Luring people to Christ to…Continue Reading
Piper's Foreword in Anyabwile's Book
When Hearts Are Better than Heads, and Vice Versa.
In my preparations for Tuesday’s talk on Andrew Fuller, I came across this quote. It stirred up ten thoughts about heads being better than hearts and hearts being better than heads. Here is what Fuller said:
I perceived that men's… Continue Reading
How and Why Bethlehem Pursues Ethnic Diversity
The aim of this article is information and solicitation. First, I want to inform the people of Bethlehem (and anyone else who cares to listen) how the staff and elders think about ethnic diversity in hiring pastoral staff and choosing…Continue Reading