John Piper: The ultimate essence of evil is the loss of taste for God as our all-satisfying life and joy, and the preference for other things above God himself.
John Piper: The right to vote in America is not a binding duty (without regard to other factors) for Christians in every election.
In this sermon given in Atlanta, Georgia, John Piper speaks directly to Christians who feel increasingly unwelcome and alien in the America we know today.
Rob Bell has been off the reservation with his low view of scripture and high view of culture. So his support of gay marriage shouldn’t be surprising.
Young evangelicals should be careful about how they embrace culture
A great reminder from John Piper that we should take time also on this day to pray for Muslims that they would realize Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. HT: Desiring God
I’ve seen all sorts of reactions to Osama bin Laden’s death as it was announced late Sunday that U.S. Navy SEALs killed the 9/11 mastermind in a firefight during a raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. I’ve been reflecting on my own sense of relief that he had been killed. Justice has been done, […]
A new book entitled For The Fame of God’s Name has a compilation of essays in honor of John Piper’s ministry and teaching from Crossway Books. In it Ray Ortlund wrote an essay entitled “The Pastor as Worshiper”. The 9 Marks Blog posted the conclusion of his essay, and I wanted to share it with […]
In a sermon he preached in January at the Passion 2010 Conference in Atlanta, GA, John Piper addressed the claim that Jesus is an egomaniac because of his call to worship Him. He said: Here is the end of the matter: God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is not the […]
Can one be a charismatic Calvinist? I personally don’t think the two are mutually exclusive from one another depending on how you define Calvinist and Charismatic. I have stated before that I’m not convinced that prophecy and tongues have ceased. Sola Sisters disagrees with me based on a post written last week on John Piper’s […]
John Piper on the centrality of the Bible from his sermon, “Building Our Lives on the Bible” said: We are a people of the Book. We know God through the Book. We meet Christ in the Book. We see the cross in the Book. Our faith and love are kindled by the glorious truths of […]
John Piper is asked whether or not there is room in Reformed theology for creation care, stewardship of resources and pollution cleanup: Reformed theology is a vision of God’s sovereignty over the planet that he made. He has an eternal purpose for it and he is not going to throw it away on the trash […]
From 50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood: An Overview of Central Concerns About Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem: When someone asks if women are weaker than men, or smarter than men, or more easily frightened than men, or something like that, perhaps the best way to answer is this: women […]
Christian hedonism is the truth that, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper in Desiring God: Mediations of a Christian Hedonist explains further: We praise what we enjoy because the delight is incomplete until it is expressed in praise. If we were not allowed to speak of […]
From a sermon John Piper preached in 1982 called “Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations”: Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn’t look like one. Alcoholism makes men fail; legalism helps them succeed in the world. Alcoholism makes men depend on the bottle; legalism makes them self-sufficient, depending on no one. Alcoholism […]
John Piper preached at Together for the Gospel 2010 conference on the question did Jesus preach Paul’s gospel or did Paul stray from what Jesus taught? His goal for this sermon: And my goal is to argue that Jesus preached the gospel of justification by faith alone apart from works of the law, understood as […]