Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth—of Books
An Open Letter of Thanks
Apr 8, 2009
An letter of gratitude to the staff, elders, and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of John Piper's writing leave.
How Did You Do Family Devotions When Your Kids Were Real Little?
Apr 8, 2009
John Piper talks about how he trained his children in private and family devotions.
If You Have a Jewish Friend...
Apr 11, 2009
The book Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die has an introduction that might be interesting to your Jewish friends. In answering why Jesus came to die, I tried to connect Calvary with the concentration camps. It’s risky. But I…
Thank You, Benjamin, for a Beautiful New Kitchen
Apr 15, 2009
This is an advertisement for Piper Construction Company, and a public celebration of God’s goodness to us as a family Our kitchen got a makeover with Benjamin Piper’s eye for craftsmanship and beauty. If you live in or near the…
Apr 24, 2009
In the Minneapolis StarTribune last month, we read of the new “baby boomlet.” It illustrates how the vessel of culture sails without a biblical rudder. Alesha, 36, had her first son at age 18. She had her second when…
Iain Murray: Is the Reformation Over?
Apr 26, 2009
In a recent email update Iain Murray gave an uncommon and fitting exhortation With much attention now being given to Calvin, I hope why the Reformation was necessary will be understood afresh. We need the martyr spirit back again, and…
Repentance and Christ-Exalting Civic Engagement
Apr 28, 2009
There is no clear dividing line between biblical repentance and Christ-exalting civic engagement By repentance I mean turning from unbelief and sin, and trusting in Jesus as Savior, Lord, and supreme Treasure of your life. By civic engagement I mean…
Can I Still Be a Christian If I Don't Believe That God Loves Himself Above All?
Apr 29, 2009
John Piper says that if his theology in your head makes God damnable to you, then don't believe it...yet.
Should a Pastor Continue In Ministry If One of His Children Proves to Be an Unbeliever?
May 15, 2009
John Piper argues that good family management doesn't equal perfect outcomes.
Good Breeze from a Fundamentalist Neighbor
May 18, 2009
I would like to encourage all fundamentalists and former fundamentalists to feel a good breeze from the fevered landscape of controversy. It’s from an article by Kevin Bauder, the president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, across town from us here…
Do You Think You Emphasize Calvinism and the Doctrines of Grace More Than the Bible Does?
Jun 1, 2009
John Piper aims to be proportionate in his teaching, and to center all upon God's glory in showing mercy to sinners.
A Prideful Arrogant Little Prayer
Jun 2, 2009
Andrew Klavan, 54, is a writer of thrillers. His latest novel, and his first aimed at "young adults" (grades 8-11) is The Last Thing I Remember He recently described his move from Judaism to Atheism to Christ. His interview…
Happy Birthday Dorothy (Dogma-loving) Sayers
Jun 13, 2009
Born today 116 years ago, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an English scholar, playwright, and writer of detective novels. She studied medieval literature at Oxford, and was one of the first women to graduate (in 1915) from that university She may…
What's Your Advice for a New Pastor Who Comes Into a Church That Has Wide-Ranging Theological Differences?
Jun 19, 2009
John Piper argues for the importance of having theologically unified church leadership.
A Tribute to My Father
Jun 21, 2009
My father was the happiest man I have ever known. Not that he never grumbled (he was a golfer who lost a lot of balls). But he was rooted so firmly in the glory of God’s grace that nothing could keep him down for long.
Was I Really Baptized If the Person Who Baptized Me Turned Out Not to Be a Believer?
Jun 22, 2009
John Piper reminds us that baptism is primarliy about the heart of the person being baptized.
Is It Possible to Be an Arminian Christian Hedonist?
Jul 1, 2009
John Piper explains how your satisfaction in God corresponds to how you understand his glory.
The Bible Frees Us From Being Swayed by Overstatements
Jul 20, 2009
Being convinced that the Bible as we have it is God’s choice for the world is pervasively decisive in how we think about a thousand things I’m not referring only what the Bible teaches on a thousand things, but also…
His Peace Upon Us—A New Blog
Jul 21, 2009
Muslim-Christian relations are troubled, important, and necessary. The necessary navigation of these important, troubled waters requires a trusted, Gospel-saturated, experienced, courageous follower of Jesus. I only know a few such trusted navigators One of them has been blogging for about…
If the Apostle Paul Were Around Today, Do You Think You Could Teach Him Anything About God or the Bible?
Jul 29, 2009
John Piper says that being inspired did not make Paul omniscient.
Let Augustine’s Life Illumine Solomon’s Warning
Aug 11, 2009
Folly calls aloud Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. (Proverbs 9:17) The water is no different whether stolen or bought. Why does it taste different when stolen? Here is Augustine’s experience from his Confessions…