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The Books Boomers Will Never Read

John Piper
The Books Boomers Will Never Read
And as we move into our sixties and seventies and eighties, it becomes clearer and clearer that we are traveling in the endless reaches of our ignorance, and that all the books we haven’t read, and never will, are rolling at us like a hail of asteroids.
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How to Decide About Your Next Job

John Piper
How to Decide About Your Next Job
My prayer is that these 12 questions will help saturate your mind with the centrality of Christ in all of life. He made you to work. And he cares about what you do with the half of your waking life called “vocation.”
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How to Find Strength in the Strength of God

John Piper
How to Find Strength in the Strength of God
How do you do a task in the strength of another? How do you exert your will to do something in such a way that you are relying on the will of another to make it happen?
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The Awl

John Piper
The Awl
Sometimes a story, a poem — a poem-story — can capture some of what social and political analyses can’t. How might you say in a story — flowing in the banks meter and rhyme — that life is never simple? Human experience is always deep, always ambiguous, always multilayered.
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Are You Worthy of Jesus?

John Piper
Are You Worthy of Jesus?
In what sense are Christians worthy of God or of Christ or of their calling? And in what sense are we unworthy?
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Power, Police, and Another Shooting

John Piper
Power, Police, and Another Shooting
This new video from St. Louis forces the issue front and center: Are we putting appropriate restraints on the possible misuses of power? And are we pursuing every means available for subduing threatening people without killing them?
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Teach Believers What Happened to Them in Conversion

John Piper
Teach Believers What Happened to Them in Conversion
It is the task of parents and Sunday school teachers and small group leaders and pastors to teach people what happened to them. Never assume that people understand how God saved them. All of us have only partial knowledge of this.
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The Deepest Desire of the Christian Heart

John Piper
The Deepest Desire of the Christian Heart
Passions like this are awakened by hearing the voice of God — God himself, not a mere man — declare pervasively in his speech that the hallowing of his name is his main goal in history.
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Swimming in Winter

John Piper
Swimming in Winter
Poetry is an effort to awaken or intensify, and usually to share, a moving experience by using language that is chosen and structured differently from ordinary prose. This short poem captures the Christian dynamic of “sorrowful yet always rejoicing.”
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The Incalculable Wonder of Being a Christian

John Piper
The Incalculable Wonder of Being a Christian
Being a Christian means experiencing the supernatural every day. Living as new creatures in Christ is amazing beyond calculation (Galatians 6:15).
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The Majesty of the Teacher in the Sermon on the Mount

John Piper
The Majesty of the Teacher in the Sermon on the Mount
I was struck again recently by the outrageous claims Jesus makes about himself in the Sermon on the Mount, which is most famous collection of Jesus’s ethical teachings.
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Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation

John Piper
Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation
I invite you to ponder the following three ways to speak of our works in relationship to our salvation. And, if you agree that these are biblical, let’s strive to speak with the kind of care that does not nullify one when affirming another.
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J.I. Packer on Living to the End “Flat Out”

John Piper
J.I. Packer on Living to the End “Flat Out”
If we are to live “flat out” and full of zeal to the end, the key is hope. “Zeal should be unflagging every day, all day, and all the way. But if this is to happen, zeal must be fed by hope.”
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A First Glimpse at ‘Look at the Book’

John Piper
A First Glimpse at ‘Look at the Book’

UPDATE: Look at the Book is now live.

Some of you may recall from my legacy post that I feel an excited sense of calling for this next chapter of my life to take people with me into the…

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Satan Disarmed, Sin Forgiven, Soul Alive

John Piper
Satan Disarmed, Sin Forgiven, Soul Alive

Since Satan still “prowls around like a roaring lion” (1 Peter 5:8), in what sense is he disarmed (Colossians 2:15) or nullified (Hebrews 2:14) or bound (Mark 3:27)?

One of the most beautiful passages in the Bible about the astonishing…

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I Do Not Aspire to Be a “Regular Guy”

John Piper
I Do Not Aspire to Be a “Regular Guy”

When my soul is hungry for deep help from God; when I am blank before the word of God, and ache for someone to show me the greatness and glory of Christ; when I feel a longing for heaven, and…

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The Tender Rain of Christian Teaching

John Piper
The Tender Rain of Christian Teaching
The latest poem from John Piper — a meditation on the nature of Christian teaching.
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The Greatest Challenge in the World

John Piper
The Greatest Challenge in the World

Never, never, never forget that Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the peoples on this planet — the whole planet (Matthew 28:19–20). This is the greatest challenge in the world.

Let the emphasis fall on “all the peoples”…

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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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“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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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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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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