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An Opportunity to Give

John Piper
An Opportunity to Give

Dear Friends of Desiring God,

I am writing this after returning recently from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. What an education! I feel like I just took an immersion course in Middle East studies, Islam, and missions. There is nothing like being there to learn what it means to be there!

I won’t rehearse the three blog posts I did from Addis Ababa, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. But I will add this: Speaking to the most diverse audiences I’ve ever seen (for instance, about 70 nations in... Continue Reading

A Web Pioneer’s Wild Dream

John Piper
A Web Pioneer’s Wild Dream

Dear Friends,

It may surprise you the way the Desiring God website began. That’s what this video is about: how one ordinary man got an extraordinary vision from God. I hope the story of Moe Bergeron inspires you.

For decades, Moe was a factory worker and bi-vocational pastor on the rugged spiritual soil of New England. He was one of the first to believe in the power and potential of computers “talking” to each other, and he may have been the first that dared to dream about a... Continue Reading

My Response to the Vote on Jason Meyer

John Piper
My Response to the Vote on Jason Meyer

Last night, in a special All-Church-Strategy Meeting, 792 of Bethlehem’s members gathered at 7 PM and voted 784 to 8 to confirm God’s call on Jason Meyer to take hold of the baton that I have carried for the last 32 years. I wrote a letter to be read at that meeting giving my sense of God’s leading to this point. Then I wrote a response that we sent to all our people this morning.

Below is what I wrote in my journal when I couldn’t sleep for joy.

Journal Entry (6:30 AM,... Continue Reading

My Future at Desiring God

John Piper
My Future at Desiring God

Dear Friends,

This has been a season of transition at both Bethlehem and Desiring God. In both cases I feel more carried along than pushing or pulling. God is manifestly moving. May the Lord give me grace to stay in step with the Spirit, as he kindly leads us through these happy days.

I am overjoyed with the elders’ choice of Jason Meyer as the candidate to eventually take my place as the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem. As I wrote in the transition questions and... Continue Reading

An Update from John Piper

John Piper
An Update from John Piper

Update 4/24: My Future at Desiring God

Increasingly, our vision for Desiring God is global. The Internet is our main way of spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. And the Internet is global. We are continually amazed who is downloading articles and messages.

Jesus has global goals for his church. He has all authority in heaven and on earth. No inch of the planet is not his! And he promises that his gospel will... Continue Reading

Update on Bethlehem's Antioch Moment

Jonathan Parnell

John Piper addressed Bethlehem Baptist Church this Spring about the elders' hope for clarity regarding his succession as the Pastor for Preaching and Vision. As many of our readers have been prayerfully observing this process, below is the update Pastor John gave in last weekend's sermon.

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Update on the Antioch Moment
June 11, 2011
John Piper

On April 9, I said that the elders would be praying every Thursday for six weeks seeking the Lord’s mind on three issues... Continue Reading

Desiring God Website Now in Swahili

Tyler Kenney
Desiring God Website Now in Swahili

With excitement and praise to God we announce the release ofKumtamaniMungu.org (desiringGod.org in Swahili).Already there are several sermons and articles available on the site, and we plan to continue releasing new material each week, as God provides.

Swahili is an African language, spoken primarily in the central and eastern regions of the continent. It is the first or second language of over 50 million people worldwide (with approximately 5 million online users).... Continue Reading