The Poverty of Theological Vocabulary
May 5, 1970
Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.
Book Review: A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis
The Opinion, v9 n5, pp. 7-9
May 26, 1970
John Piper recommends a book "so good that you won't be able to finish it without putting it down."
Devotion, Criticism and the Bible
The Opinion, v10 n1, p. 9
Oct 20, 1970
It's important to keep the intellectual study of Scripture together with heart application.
On the Possibility of Saying “I Love You, But I Don’t Like You”
The Opinion, v10 n2, pp. 5-7
Nov 10, 1970
The command to love is a call to the deepest and most thoroughgoing sanctification.
The Opinion, v10 n3, pp. 5-6
Dec 4, 1970
I have often thought about how business went on as usual in Palestine while God was walking about her towns. I suppose most people of that time lived quite oblivious to the division of the history of creation. But then…
The Image of God
An Approach from Biblical and Systematic Theology
Mar 1, 1971
Systematic theology is not biblical theology; but if it would be Christian, it necessarily must rest upon biblical theology. Therefore, this paper, aiming primarily to determine a Christian belief, will have the following structure: First, I will examine the Old…
John Piper’s Senior Sermon at Fuller Seminary
Fuller Theological Seminary
Mar 24, 1971
One of the first sermons John Piper ever preached, as a 25-year-old seminary student.
Your Calamity in 1973
White Oak Baptist Church
Dec 31, 1972
Prayer Lord, I confess my inadequacy to create or to build faith. Yet this is my goal in these next minutes. That’s why we are praying, for you must do the work. Take this voice, these words, and all these…
Does Fear Belong in the Christian’s Life?
Sep 19, 1973
How can we obey the command to “fear God” and yet “fear not”?
Misgivings About Hal Lindsay’s “Planet Earth”
Mar 1, 1974
Faith isn't nurtured by fitting tomorrow’s headlines into a probable scheme, but by being rooted in the faithfulness of God.
Teaching, Schooling and Reading
Sep 1, 1974
Good reading should be the vocation of a lifetime, not just an activity for school.
Was Qumran the Cradle of Christianity?
A Critique of Johannes Lehmann's Jesus Report
Oct 1, 1974
From 1974: John Piper is currently completing his doctoral studies in New Testament at the University of Munich, Germany, where he began his work under the late Leonhard Goppelt. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. A Glance at…
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.
Book Review of “The Kingdom of God” by John Bright
Feb 1, 1975
How was Christ's coming a new manifestation of the Kingdom of God if it had already been a reality for centuries?
The Sovereignty of God and Prayer
Jan 1, 1976
If God ordains all things, and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying for anything to happen?
How I Make a Moral Choice
Feb 3, 1976
At the end of this paper I will give four very practical steps that I take as I enter the arena of each day where I must make moral choices. But more important than my commending to you these steps…
A Response to J.I. Packer on the So-Called Antinomy Between the Sovereignty of God and Human Responsibility
Mar 1, 1976
In his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Chicago InterVarsity Press, 1961) J. I. Packer argues that the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man is an antinomy. He defines "antinomy" as "an appearance of contradiction between conclusions…
The Argument of Romans 9:14-16
Mar 1, 1976
God's righteousness resounds most fully in his freely having mercy on whomever he wills.
Re: The New Covenant and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Apr 1, 1976
Did Old Testament saints have the Holy Spirit? If so, what was the significance of Pentecost?
The Authority And Meaning Of The Christian Canon
A Response To Gerald Sheppard On Canon Criticism
Apr 1, 1976
In the October 1974 issue of Studia Biblica et Theologica, an article by Gerald Sheppard appeared entitled “Canon Criticism: The Proposal of Brevard Childs and an Assessment for Evangelical Hermeneutics.” It has been a helpful stimulus to my own thinking…
A Critical Review of God's Strategy in Human History
May 1, 1976
John Piper answers the argument that true love requires a freedom to choose.
Reflections on an Eschatology of Motherhood
Insight into an Often Misunderstood Saying of Our Lord
May 18, 1976
With the inbreaking of the kingdom of God into this world through Jesus, every human institution is about to pass away.
The Sovereignty of God and the Sin of the Believer
A Note on 1 Corinthians 10:13
Jul 1, 1976
When we give in to temptation is that ultimately self-determination or God's sovereign will?