Blog Posts by John Piper
Chief of Sinners: 1 Timothy 1:16 and Galatians 1:15
I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. . . . He set me apart…Continue Reading
Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook)
Brothers, Supernatural Does Not Mean Stupid
Brothers, the Ministry Is Supernatural
The Consummation of All Things
How the Rescued Life Looks
Jesus Came into the World
Our Failure to Live Up
Why God Created Us
Free Calvin eBooks
After Darkness... Light (Video from Geneva)
Today is Reformation Day. Martin Luther posted his explosive 95 theses October 31, 1517. In the wake of Luther’s life, an army of Reformers soon emerged. Foremost among them was John Calvin. Together they recovered for the church…Continue Reading
Legislating Morality for Women in the Seventh Century
As Dana Robert tells the story of the conversion of the Irish, lessons abound for our day. For example, here is a paragraph about the effect of Christianity on the condition of women in the seventh century.
Although little is…
A Poem on Hebrews 3:13
"Lest You Be Hardened"
Your thoughts, your words, your ways
So far above my place
Sometimes perceive your broad
Your brilliant blue, your sun—
You love…Continue Reading
The Great Story and the Single Verse
In my neck of the Christian woods, words like narrative, meta-narrative, story, storyline, biblical theology, and big picture abound. I would like to sound a note that may encourage some who, like me, may wonder how this language works to…Continue Reading
I Am Going to Vote
Having read several articles by people who don’t plan to vote in the presidential election, my conclusion is: I’m going to vote.
It seems to me that the good that can be done, presumably by the protest of not voting,…Continue Reading
Writing Like Cicero for the Sake of the Soul
New Publications Relating to C. S. Lewis
"All Men Desire Happiness" Can Be Confusing
The hill of dying, not of death,
And all the climbers gashed.
On hands and knees, I take a breath,
Barely moving, slashed.
And though the door of death is shut,
Is there a word to help us feel
the weight of Adam's fall?
How heavy will this burden weigh,
(Spare not!) on those who fell?
Spiritual Awakening and the Knowledge of God
I have never understood or empathized with the view that knowing more about God gets in the way of loving God. And yet there are people who, it seems, build their lives and ministries inside the fog of doctrinal ambiguity.
Shall I now live for him,
for you, for me?
And do you see:
If not for him,
what good for you or me?
If not for me,
Same-Sex Attraction and the Inevitability of Change
Whether sexual orientation can change or not, hearts can change and turn any sexual orientation into an occasion for the glory of Christ. When Paul says, "You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify…Continue Reading
Sometimes the Lord Slays His Loved Ones
Some people are by nature tough, blunt, matter-of-fact, unsentimental. Others are tender, warm, soft-spoken, emotionally sensitive. Some, amazingly, are a mixture. In general, what makes these different folks feel loved is very different.
Being assessed by these different people can…Continue Reading
What Did Jesus Come to Save Us From?
Let’s do this inductively. I ask. You answer.
John 3:17, “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
- Why did God send his Son?…