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?
What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
Aug 22, 2004
God wills all things. But that does not mean he wants all things in the same way.
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.
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.
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.
How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Apr 29, 1984
Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
Is Oral Sex Okay?
Aug 5, 2014
In episode 400, Pastor John answers the often-asked question “Is oral sex okay?”
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.
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
Aug 15, 2004
Any effort to renew our minds must follow the Holy Spirit’s initiatives and enabling. The renewal of our minds is first and decisively his work — not ours.
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.
Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?
Dec 22, 2015
I can say with complete confidence that the identification of Christian security with concealed weapons will cause no one to ask a reason for the hope that is in us.
Good News of Great Joy
Daily Readings for Advent
Nov 15, 2013
This book of Advent meditations aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. These 25 short devotional readings begin December 1 and go through Christmas Day.
The Purifying Power of the Promises of God
Sep 18, 2012
John Piper shows how the promises of future grace provide the power to fight sin and stay faithful to Christ.
Good News of Great Joy
Devotions for Advent (with New Podcast)
Nov 28, 2017
New podcast of daily Advent devotions read by John Piper.
The War Within
Flesh Versus Spirit
Jun 19, 1983
A Christian is not a person who experiences zero bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with every distorted desire by the power of the Spirit.
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Jan 18, 2011
The world sells cheap joy at your expense. God dispenses fullness of joy at the expense of his own Son, that you may be eternally happy in him.
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.
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 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.
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.