Seven Reasons Not to Play the Lottery
Jan 5, 2016
Here are seven reasons, among others, I have often rehearsed to make the case that you should not gamble with your money by playing the lottery.
How to Glorify God at Work
Sep 6, 2011
How can teachers, engineers, and cashiers glorify God in their jobs? A lot could be said, but here is a short list of ideas to get you started.
116 Been Real
Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope
Oct 6, 2017
What is my main response to Lecrae loosening his ties with “white evangelicalism”? Thankfulness. And to thankfulness, I would add hope. I feel hope.
Legislating Morality for Women in the Seventh Century
Oct 27, 2012
As Dana Robert tells the story of the conversion of the Irish, lessons abound for our day. For example, here is a paragraph about the effect of Christianity on the condition of women in the seventh century. Although little is…
When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing
Oct 21, 2015
Do not underestimate the power of preaching to your soul and singing to God when you can’t shake spiritual darkness.
How to Read the Bible for Yourself
Mar 17, 2015
When John Piper reads the Bible, how does he see the things he sees? Here are three steps to understanding and applying every passage in God’s word.
Embrace the Life God Has Given You
Two-Minute Clip on Grief
Mar 10, 2017
Grief must have its season, but it must never have the final word.
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.
Six Ways Jesus Fought Depression
Jul 9, 2012
When he was in anguish, Jesus rested his soul in the sovereign wisdom of God.
A Poem by John Piper
Dec 1, 2013
Watch or read the tale of the life and death of a Calvinist in this video-poem by John Piper.
When God Feels Distant, He May Want Us to Grow Up
Mar 14, 2018
When God feels distant, he may be calling us away from a flimsy faith to a tough, unshakable allegiance to Jesus.
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.
Your Suffering Is Working for You
Dec 2, 2015
For every believer, we can know with complete confidence that God is not only with us sin our pain, but is producing glory through every ounce of our suffering.
I Will Not Leave Jesus — But I’m Done with the Church
Dec 16, 2015
“I’m done with the organized church, but I still love Jesus.” If you walk away from the church, you walk away from Jesus.
If I Were 22 Again
May 7, 2018
When John Piper turned 22, he was in the middle of his senior year at Wheaton College. If he were 22 again, knowing what he knows now, what would he do?
Every President Will Be a Footnote
Nov 7, 2016
One day America and all its presidents will be a footnote in history, but the kingdom of Jesus will never end.
Ambushing Satan with Song
Jan 20, 1985
Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.
Ten Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day
Aug 14, 2020
If we are going to grow up into maturity in Christ, we need to feast on Scripture — and not just here and there, but every day.
Do You Pray Like a Nonbeliever?
Aug 22, 2016
Real love will not settle for the tragic life of mere earthly blessings. It prays for more.
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
Jan 28, 2007
Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
Talk to Your Tears
Apr 13, 2012
Sheer sowing produces reaping. You must remember this, even when your tears tempt you to give up.
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.
World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes
Mar 25, 2014
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for ministries moving forward.