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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Coronavirus and Christ
Apr 7, 2020
What is God doing through the coronavirus pandemic? He is not silent about what he is doing in the world. He has given us the Scriptures. John Piper listens carefully to God’s word and leads us to six answers.
Should Children Sit Through ‘Big Church’?
Aug 15, 2016
The greatest stumbling block for children in worship is parents who don’t cherish their own worship. We can’t impart what we don’t possess.
Peaches in Paradise
Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
Jun 15, 2015
Elisabeth Elliot died June 15, 2015. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands.
France: A Fabric Torn
Nov 14, 2015
In France the fabric of family and nation is torn, and ten thousand human fibers are frayed with anger, and wet with grief. Millions more are woven in among the stricken strands, and taste the bitter salt of tears.
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.
John Piper’s Funeral Prayer for a Family of Five
Aug 6, 2016
What John Piper prayed at the funeral of Jamison and Kathryne Pals, 29, and their three children, 3-year-old Ezra, 23-month-old Violet, and 2-month-old Calvin.
When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark
Aug 7, 2017
Members of our churches learn truth not only from the sermons they hear, but also from the songs they sing. Lyrics on Sunday morning matter.
The Bible Was His Only Crime
William Tyndale (1494–1536)
Apr 6, 2020
William Tyndale was exiled, pursued, betrayed, arrested, and finally burned at the stake for this one offense: translating the Bible into English.
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.
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety
May 5, 2015
Anxiety is an emotion, not a decision. So Jesus doesn’t give just a command; he attacks anxiety with truth, facts, promises, and reasons.
Weddings: Don’t Break the Bank
Jun 7, 2016
Plan weddings at one fourth of the cost and one fourth of the stress — and double the focus on the glory of Christ.
Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Me
Feb 23, 2016
This year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70, and they’re running for the hardest job in the world. This is a call to 70 million Baby Boomers not to waste their lives.
Why ‘Falling Out of Love’ Never Justifies Divorce
Jan 5, 2018
Staying married is not first about staying in love. It’s about keeping a covenant that reflects Jesus’s own commitment to his bride — the church.
A Call to Teenagers to Be Free
Jul 28, 2015
John Piper writes for the liberation of teenagers. Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity.
How Should Christians Think About Socialism?
Oct 20, 2015
How does socialism borrow from the Bible? And how does socialism differ from biblical principles on compassion and justice?
What to Do If You Wake Up Feeling Fragile
Dec 26, 2011
Cry out to God and trust in his promises when you feel weak and vulnerable. We are fragile, but he is mighty.
Good News of Great Joy
Devotions for Advent (with New Podcast)
Nov 28, 2017
New podcast of daily Advent devotions read by John Piper.
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