Joy is not optional. It’s essential.
Mar 31, 1994
Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. We’re on a mission to change that. Everything we create and distribute here at Desiring God exists to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ.
Mar 31, 1994
John Stephen Piper was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper January 11, 1946. When John and his older sister were still small, the family moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father…
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Sep 15, 2016
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Why Chris Norman Said No to the NFL
Aug 30, 2013
Football is one of the best things anyone could ever do, but true life — what it means to live — is all wrapped up in the way you follow Christ.
12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child
May 9, 2007
Suggestions on how to parent rebellious sons and daughters.
Free eBook: ‘Not Yet Married’
Jun 22, 2018
This weekend only, download ‘Not Yet Married’ free of charge in three digital formats, and learn to live and date for more than marriage.
7 Reasons to Love and Study the Book of Ruth
Jan 6, 2010
John Piper's brand new book “A Sweet and Bitter Providence” is an exploration of the book of Ruth.
Free eBook: ‘Happily Ever After’
Oct 4, 2018
This weekend only, download ‘Happily Ever After’ free of charge in three digital formats, and learn how to find grace in the messes of marriage.
Resources to Help Us Remember
Oct 31, 2016
On October 31, 1517, a little-known German monk came knocking on the church door at Wittenberg. Browse Reformation Day resources from Desiring God.
Trick or Treat?
God-Centered Resources for Halloween
Oct 27, 2016
Halloween is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. Browse God-centered resources from Desiring God to help you make the most of Halloween.
Sep 15, 2016
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Piper’s Pastoral Accountability
May 23, 2007
Hearts can harden fast. The writer of Hebrews drives this point home: "But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called 'today,' that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin" (3:13). So…
Free eBook: ‘The Scars That Have Shaped Me’
Aug 31, 2018
This weekend download ‘The Scars That Have Shaped Me’ free of charge in three digital formats, and learn how God meets us in suffering.
America’s Ugly Exported “Gospel”
Jun 7, 2007
Watch an excerpt of Piper protesting the prosperity gospel and exulting in God, whose glory shines in suffering. The audio in this clip is from the message Where Is God?
May 7, 2018
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Desiring God: An Affirmation of Faith
Oct 6, 2004
God has led us to embrace a vision of himself and his work that will guard us and help us spread a passion for his supremacy in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.
Resources on the Birth of Christ
Dec 25, 2016
Browse some of our favorite articles for making much of Christ at Christmas.
Good Guest Writing at Desiring God
Jan 30, 2017
These guidelines describe the kind of content we expect from guest contributors, plus next steps to take.
Free eBook: ‘How to Stay Christian in Seminary’
Aug 9, 2018
This weekend only, download ‘How to Stay Christian in Seminary’ free of charge in three digital formats, and learn how to study with affection for Jesus.
My Introduction to My Dad's Message
Feb 7, 2008
When I have to speak in front of a lot of people, I feel the way I imagine I would if I were jumping out of a helicopter. It's just not natural—at least that's what my body tells me…
May 25, 2018
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Rejection Actually Hurts
Sep 16, 2007
Perhaps what we need in the baptism and church membership discussion is a bit of anecdotal evidence. Certainly a story cannot solve all the ins and outs of a theological debate, but it can add weight to it by reminding…
Are Paedobaptists Unrepentant?
Aug 17, 2007
One common response to John Piper's thoughts on baptism and church membership is to say that being unbaptized is to live in sin, and anything besides immersion as a believer is not baptism, therefore those who have not been immersed…
Jesus Was Never Too Busy
Jun 5, 2007
Sometimes I pretend I don't have time. All the tasks on my to-do list are incredibly important I'm too busy to answer that email. Too busy to help my neighbor—anyway, I don't even speak Spanish. And I can't give my…