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.
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.
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?
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.
Questions to Ask When Preparing for Marriage
Aug 6, 2009
Here is a list of questions to help couples discern whether they are a good fit for each other, as well as what life might look like together.
What Does It Mean to Seek the Lord?
Aug 19, 2009
Christians are told to seek the Lord, but many of us have no idea what that might look like today. Here’s a practical guide for how to pursue God.
10 Things “Yahweh” Means
Aug 5, 2012
Yahweh is a proper name (like Peter) built out of the word for “I am.” It teaches us that God absolutely is.
Satan’s Ten Strategies Against You
Oct 4, 2016
Do not be outwitted by Satan. God sees behind enemy lines and tells us all we need to know to not be ignorant of Satan’s designs.
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.
What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism
Mar 1, 1985
To know God in his sovereignty is to become like an oak tree in the wind of adversity and confusion.
Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?
Dec 22, 2015
The identification of Christian security with concealed weapons will cause no one to ask a reason for the hope that is in us.
The Meanings of Love in the Bible
Jan 1, 1975
The Bible illustrates numerous kinds of love, such as the kind that seeks the good of unlovely or unwanted people.
What Does It Mean to Serve God?
Jul 21, 2011
How do you serve a God who has no needs? By receiving from him, moment by moment, all the grace you need for everything he commands.
Should Christians Cremate Their Loved Ones?
A Modest Proposal
Apr 26, 2016
Cremation has skyrocketed over the past generation, mostly for financial reasons. It raises the question whether Christians should burn or bury their loved ones.
The Marks of a Spiritual Leader
Jan 1, 1995
What kind of spiritual leadership actually helps people change?
What Should We Pray For?
Nov 10, 2006
Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling into a rut.
Six Things Submission Is Not
Feb 26, 2016
Leadership and submission in marriage are beautiful, but the roles can be applied poorly. John Piper shares six things submission to a husband is not.
How Do You Define Joy?
Jul 25, 2015
How do you define joy? John Piper offers his definition in ten minutes. This video is the first of a six-part series on the theme of joy in the book of Philippians.
10 Resolutions for Mental Health
Dec 31, 2007
On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. Here were his ten points for greater mental health.
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.
ANTHEM: Strategies for Fighting Lust
Nov 5, 2001
If you have been losing in the war against lust, you may be fighting with the wrong weapons. Here are six tested and proven strategies.
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.
Divorce & Remarriage: A Position Paper
Jul 21, 1986
John Piper gives eleven reasons why he believes all remarriage after divorce is unbiblical when both of the spouses are still alive.
The Sorrows of Minneapolis
A Prayer for Our City
May 29, 2020
For over 40 years, John Piper has made his home in Minneapolis, a city recently set on fire with riots and unrest. He offered this prayer to God in the midst of the turmoil.