What Is Christian Hedonism?


Christian Hedonism is the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Therefore, if we are going to glorify God as we ought, the pursuit of joy is not optional — it is essential. We not only may, but ought to pursue our maximum pleasure — in God.

Listen to John Piper discuss this key truth in the above audio link. You may also be interested in our article “We Want You to Be a Christian Hedonist!

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including A Peculiar Glory.