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The Legacy I Want to Leave

John Piper

For most of my pastoral life, I heralded the wonders of what I saw in the Bible.

I tried to do this in such a way that people could see that the wonders really did come from the Bible, and not from me. But I seldom focused on how I saw the spectacular truths of Scripture. My preaching and writing aimed mainly to bring people to a banquet, not take…

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An Opportunity to Give

John Piper

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…

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A Chance to Help Desiring God

Scott Anderson

Update 6/26
We have received $225,000 of the $255,000 that we need in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support!


Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, the Pipers have left Minneapolis for a year to make space for the new leadership at Bethlehem. They are now settled in Tennessee, renting the home of an…

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A Web Pioneer’s Wild Dream

John Piper

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…

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Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook)

John Piper

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to tell you about a new free eBook for Advent from Desiring God. It’s called Good News of Great Joy, organized specifically for this Advent, 2012.

Advent is just around the corner. It starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas — this year, that’s December 2 — and is a season of preparation for Christmas Day.

The team here at Desiring God did a deep dive…

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Would You Consider a Donation to Desiring God?

Scott Anderson

Update 6/30
We have received $329,258 of the $300,000 that we needed in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support! The Lord is good, and all of his paths are "steadfast love and faithfulness" (Psalm 25:10).


Dear Friends,

Just a brief note of thanks to everyone who responded to Pastor John's ministry update last week —…

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My Future at Desiring God

John Piper

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…

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An Update from John Piper

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…

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