My Most Influential Teacher
A Tribute to Daniel Fuller (1925–2023)
Jun 28, 2023
On June 21, professor Dan Fuller died at the age of 97. He was the most influential teacher John Piper ever had.
‘My Kingdom Is Not of This World’
The Lordship of Christ and the Limits of Government
Jun 15, 2023
The New Testament opposes Christians looking to the state to teach, defend, or spread ideas or behaviors as explicitly Christian. The sword is not to be the agent of religion.
Raw Passion and Messy Missiology
A Tribute to George Verwer (1938–2023)
Apr 19, 2023
On April 14, 2023, one of the greatest missions leaders of the last hundred years passed into glory — and only glory can measure the global influence he left behind.
A Sonnet for our 54th Anniversary
Dec 21, 2022
Four mortal foes we have. The first is sin, Not others’ but our own. The next is less, Yet great in power, Satan, not within, But hurling accusation and distress. The third is sickness with its wasting pain. The fourth…
And the Martyrdom of John Bradford, 1555
Dec 9, 2022
Five hundred years ago the good John Bradford, bound with chains, Bound to his knees with wood, Strapped to his partner in the pains Of martyrdom, the young John Leaf, Pronounced a sentence of his own, To cheer the youth…
The Current State of Complementarity
Five Years After Nashville
Nov 16, 2022
As lovers of God’s revealed truth, we confront the cultural perversions of the day — and more. We apply the truth to all of life.
What Saving Faith Sees in Christ
Apr 20, 2022
How does saving faith honor Christ? By seeing him as not only all-sufficient, but all-satisfying. Not only efficacious, but glorious. Not only trustworthy, but a treasure.
A Reason to Be Vaccinated: Freedom
Oct 19, 2021
The decision to be vaccinated (or not) need not be a political decision, whether left wing or right. It can be a Christian decision — informed by Scripture and free from the fear of man.
How Could Jonathan Edwards Own Slaves?
Wrestling with the History of a Hero
Aug 10, 2021
John Piper reflects on what we can say about Jonathan Edwards’s slaveholding — and what we can’t.
See Glory, Be Glorious
How Our Holiness Honors God
Jul 7, 2021
The heart of holiness is not external deeds of righteousness, but a soul that treasures Christ above all. Becoming holy, then, most deeply means beholding his glory.
A Peculiar Disapproval of Gay Pride
Jun 22, 2021
Biblically faithful Christians do not disapprove of Gay Pride the way non-Christians do. Christian disapproval is peculiar.
How We Take God’s Name in Vain
The Wonder and Warning of the Third Commandment
Apr 18, 2021
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” The third commandment takes us far higher and deeper than four-letter words.
‘He Gave Himself for Me’
Preaching Definite Atonement to the Glory of God
Mar 23, 2021
The cross of Christ has universal implications. But the deepest glory of the cross is its precious, definite, invincible power to save God’s elect.
The Most Lavish Promise of God?
Immeasurable Joy in the Ages to Come
Mar 12, 2021
The glories of God are so great, and his riches so immeasurable, that it will take us an eternity to enjoy them.
What a World Ours Will Be
Why the Universe Longs to Be New
Feb 26, 2021
When Christ returns to make all things new, his people will be set free from sin at last. And the whole universe will be set free with them.
What Satan Means for Evil
Four Ways God Is Defeating the Devil
Feb 16, 2021
If God is sovereign, why does he permit Satan to go on wreaking havoc? Why does God not use his power and wisdom to put Satan out of existence now?
Will You Wake Up a Christian Tomorrow?
Jan 21, 2021
For all who are in Christ, holiness is not only a command. It is a promise.
Welcome to a God-Entranced World
Invitation into the Wonders of Providence
Jan 12, 2021
From the falling of the snow to the rotation of the earth, no natural process falls outside God’s pervasive and purposeful providence.
Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin
Pondering the Implications of the 2020 Election
Oct 22, 2020
The sins of unrepentant sexual immorality, boastfulness, vulgarity, and factiousness are not only toxic for a nation. They are deadly — forever.
A Christian Alternative to Outrage Culture
Aug 3, 2020
Without a broken heart, our boldness can become brash, harsh, severe, cruel, angry, impatient, and obnoxious — all in the name of Christian courage.
We Preach in the Presence of God
The Solemn Charge to Every Pastor
Jul 23, 2020
It is almost impossible to overstate the weight and wonder of biblical preaching. Pastors are heralds of the coming King of the universe.
Reformation Theology in the Hands of a Servant
My Tribute to J.I. Packer (1926–2020)
Jul 18, 2020
J.I. Packer had the supernatural ability to lead a movement, but he had the spiritual disposition to get behind other people’s dreams instead. He was a servant.
Under God, I Owe Him Everything
Bill Piper (1919–2007)
Jun 21, 2020
Before John Piper read Lewis, Pascal, Edwards, or even Paul, he heard the gospel — and felt its power — from his father.
How Did Evil Begin?
Pondering the Mystery of Satan’s Fall
Jun 8, 2020
Before Adam and Eve fell in the garden, Satan fell from heaven. But how could a holy angel fall from God’s holy presence?
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