Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children
Oct 29, 2013
The laziness of Christian parents perplexes me. I hope these nine observations will help rescue some from the folly of laissez-faire parenting.
We Know They Are Killing Children — All of Us Know
Jan 22, 2013
We know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and pro-life people both know this. Here’s the evidence.
Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty
Jan 8, 2016
On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death in the Curaray River of Ecuador.
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
Lamenting the New Calamity
Jun 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. But God would have us weep for our sins, not institutionalize them.
How to Live Under an Unqualified President
Jan 20, 2017
Donald Trump is morally unqualified to be president of the United States. How then shall Christians live under such a leader?
France: A Fabric Torn
Nov 14, 2015
In France the fabric of family and nation is torn, and ten thousand human fibers are frayed with anger, and wet with grief. Millions more are woven in among the stricken strands, and taste the bitter salt of tears.
Peaches in Paradise
Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
Jun 15, 2015
Elisabeth Elliot died June 15, 2015. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands.
Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?
Dec 22, 2015
I can say with complete confidence that the identification of Christian security with concealed weapons will cause no one to ask a reason for the hope that is in us.
Should Children Sit Through “Big Church”?
Aug 15, 2016
The greatest stumbling block for children in worship is parents who don’t cherish their own worship. We can’t impart what we don’t possess.
John Piper’s Funeral Prayer for a Family of Five
Aug 6, 2016
What John Piper prayed at the funeral of Jamison and Kathryne Pals, 29, and their three children, 3-year-old Ezra, 23-month-old Violet, and 2-month-old Calvin.
The Story of Ian & Larissa
May 8, 2012
Being satisfied in God always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, the test is real.
When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark
Aug 7, 2017
Members of our churches learn truth not only from the sermons they hear, but also from the songs they sing. Lyrics on Sunday morning matter.
Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Me
Feb 23, 2016
This year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70, and they’re running for the hardest job in the world. This is a call to 70 million Baby Boomers not to waste their lives.
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety
May 5, 2015
Anxiety is an emotion, not a decision. So Jesus doesn’t give just a command; he attacks anxiety with truth, facts, promises, and reasons.
We Are Not Our Own
On God, Brittany Maynard, and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Oct 31, 2014
No matter what they’ve told Brittany Maynard, we are not our own. These lives are not ours to take.
My Tribute to R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)
Dec 14, 2017
R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) spent his ministry in the service of the holiness of God and the humility of man.
Good News of Great Joy
Devotions for Advent (with New Podcast)
Nov 28, 2017
New podcast of daily Advent devotions read by John Piper.
Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation
Aug 21, 2015
Join us this Saturday morning, August 22, 9:00–11:00 AM, at one of the three hundred protest gatherings at Planned Parenthood sites across the nation. Find the one nearest you, and stand with us to say, “Killing unborn human beings is not an acceptable answer to crisis pregnancies.”
How Should Christians Think About Socialism?
Oct 20, 2015
Socialism is not the cure for human selfishness. And in seeking to cure it, socialism creates far greater problems, in principle and practice.
Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?
Dec 19, 2016
If being Jesus-focused is a killjoy for your Christmas, you don’t know him well.
Fifty Years After ‘Loving v. Virginia’
Celebrating the Beauty of Interracial Marriage
Jun 12, 2017
Christians of every race should search our hearts, and search the Scriptures, and bring our hearts into line with God’s word.
Here We Stand
A 31-Day Journey with Heroes of the Reformation
Sep 25, 2017
Martin Luther didn’t stand alone 500 years ago. Nor does he stand alone today. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we invite you to join us on a 31-day journey, just 5–7 minutes each day, to meet the many heroes of the Reformation.
Why ‘Falling Out of Love’ Never Justifies Divorce
Jan 5, 2018
Staying married is not first about staying in love. It’s about keeping a covenant that reflects Jesus’s own commitment to his bride — the church.
Weddings: Don’t Break the Bank
Jun 7, 2016
Pastor John pleads with church leaders to cultivate a culture of simplicity in their marriage ceremonies to the glory of Christ.