God Will Not Let You Go
Sep 19, 2013
Relentless. That is pastor Leonce Crump’s one word for the love of God for sinners. He has met this relentless Savior again and again on his journey from part-time Catholic to gospel-loving pastor. In this three-minute video, he tells us…
The Cost of Love and the Power of Pleasure
Sep 16, 2013
LYNCHBURG, VA — Imagine what God may be pleased to do throughout the world over the next 50 years with the lives of 10,000 college students in love with Jesus and aimed at the nations. John Piper addressed such a…
It’s Not You, It’s God
Nine Lessons for Breakups
Sep 12, 2013
Breakups in the church are painful. Here are lessons for loving others in the heartbreak.
Finding Joy in the Everyday
Sep 3, 2013
The Tuesday after a long holiday weekend may feel like the epitome of the mundane. It’s easy to sense joy in Labor Day’s food, friends, and freedom. It’s much harder to find it returning to the ruthless routine of work…
What Would We Do “Without” the Gospel?
Aug 27, 2013
Have you ever stopped to look at just one word in God’s word? Maybe you look it up in a concordance or do a search online. You might search for “hope” or “peace” or “God” or “life.” But what if…
Five Back-to-School Basics
Aug 14, 2013
As students head back to school this fall, here are five basic keys to the classroom they won’t find in any syllabus.
A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper)
Aug 13, 2013
“Though you slay me, yet I will praise you.” Through Christ, Christians can not only say this in their deepest suffering — they can sing it.
For Those Feeling Forgotten
Jul 22, 2013
Some of the greatest disappointments in our relationships are made in the moments our memories fail us. No one enjoys being forgotten, especially by those we love most. Your memory is one of the most powerful and fragile things about…
Your Hope Is As Alive As Jesus
Jul 8, 2013
Hope can be a very dangerous thing. Your greatest wounds may be tied to unrealized dreams or unexpected disappointments. Unfortunately, the daily and worldly hopes we know in this life create some category confusion when it comes to our hope…
When the Not-Yet Married Meet
Dating to Display Jesus
Jun 6, 2013
The great prize in dating is not Christ-centered intimacy, but Christ-centered clarity. And seven other principles for Christian dating.
Greater Than Graduation: All Things Are Yours
May 20, 2013
Few occasions are more anticipated than graduation. We invite our loved ones, wear clothes we never wear anywhere else, and take lots and lots of pictures. This past Friday evening, John Piper addressed the graduates of Bethlehem College & Seminary…
Why Gosnell, God? Why Boston?
Apr 18, 2013
Not long ago, we learned that Kermit Gosnell had been killing babies in the third trimester and even after they were delivered, for decades. Just this week, we watched as bombs ripped through an unsuspecting crowd in downtown Boston. They’re…
The Legacy of John Piper in the Lives of Real People (Video Tribute)
Apr 16, 2013
Sunday night, Bethlehem thanked God publicly for 33 years of John Piper’s pastoral ministry. As part of the celebration, Bethlehem partnered with Desiring God and Bethlehem College & Seminary to produce a 19-minute video tribute to Pastor John. Here the…
Single, Satisfied, and Sent
Mission for the Not-Yet-Married
Mar 13, 2013
Satan loves to deceive single people and derail our devotion and ministry. Here are eight suggestions for making the most of your not-yet-married life.
When Christian Hedonism Heads to the Hard Places
Nov 21, 2012
While there may be many Christians in the world truly qualified to speak on suffering for the gospel, few of them are Westerners. One with some qualification is Zane Pratt, who lived and ministered in Central Asia for 20 years…
The Not-So-Special Season of Seminary
Oct 23, 2012
My seminary education was unbelievably special. It was a unique and weighty privilege to give myself for a season to the intense, disciplined, and uninterrupted study of God in his word. I graduated this May from Bethlehem Seminary, and…
Fighting for Faith with a Fan
Sep 10, 2012
When going to war or defending his family, a man would be silly to arm himself with the bellows from his fireplace. An accordion with a kazoo on the end simply won’t strike fear in any enemy, however weak, small…
Winning Like a Christian Hedonist
Aug 14, 2012
Pride is an ugly thing whenever it shows itself. It tinges the cuteness of the smallest toddler declaring their independence and self-centeredness with screams too young for words. It stains the honor of the elderly grandfather losing control of his…