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Life and Ministry of Athanasius

Life and Ministry of Athanasius

by John Piper

Athanasius, a fourth century bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, fought his whole life against the Arianism belief that challenged the deity of Christ. For his trouble, he was exiled five times by Roman emperors, but he refused to concede the crucial ground of Christ's deity to the Arians. To Athanasius the deity of Christ was a personal reality, and … Read more…

Not by Sight

Not by Sight

by John Piper, John Piper and Jon Bloom

Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus’s words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel. Through the imaginative retelling of 35 Bible stories, Not by Sight gives us glimpses of what it means to walk by faith and counsel for how to trust God’s promises more than our perception… Read more…

What Jesus Demands from the World (All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

What Jesus Demands from the World (All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

by John Piper and John Piper

The four Gospels are filled with demands straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. These demands are Jesus' way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not the harsh demands of a taskmaster. For example, the demand that we come to Jesus is like the demand of a father to his child in a burning window, 'Jump to me!' Or like the d… Read more…

Don't Waste Your Cancer

Don't Waste Your Cancer

by John Piper and John Piper

How are we as Christians called to respond when cancer invades our lives, whether our own bodies or those of our friends and family?On the eve of his own cancer surgery, John Piper writes about cancer as an opportunity to glorify God. With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste our cancer… Read more…

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

by John Piper, Matt Chandler, John Perkins, Bryan Loritts, Soong-Chan Rah, Crawford W. LorittsJr, Charlie Dates, Albert Tate, Sanders Willson and John Bryson

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Much has transpired in the half-century since, and progress has been made in the issues that were close to Dr. King’s heart. Thankfully, the burning crosses, biting police dogs, and angry mobs of that day are long gone. But in their place, passivity has … Read more…

Contending for Our All

Contending for Our All

by John Piper

Athanasius. John Owen. J. Gresham Machen. Each of these men stood for the truth of God's Word in the face of opposition-all out of a deep love for Christ and a desire for people to know God in his fullness. Popularity was not a concern, and they took no joy in controversy for argument's sake. However, these men were willing to suffer for the sake of … Read more…

Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology (Contributors: Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul)

Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology (Contributors: Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul)

by John Piper, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, R. C. Sproul, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, C. J. Mahaney, J. Ligon Duncan, John Piper, Mark Dever, R. Albert MohlerJr., C. J. Mahaney, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur and R. C. Sproul

Some of the leading voices in evangelical Christianity reaffirm the importance of preaching biblical theology for the health of our churches. Loving, teaching, and rightly dividing the Word of God is every pastor's privilege and responsibility. If a pastor understands what the Word says about God, man, and the curse, about Christ and his substitutionary … Read more…

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

by John Piper, Lee Gatiss, John Piper, J. I. Packer, Robert Letham, Thomas R. Schreiner, Paul Helm, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Carl R. Trueman, David Gibson, Jonathan Gibson, Henri A. Blocher, Raymond A. Blacketer, Amar Djaballah, Lee Gatiss, Matthew S. Harmon, M Haykin and Mic Haykin

There is a palpable sense of confusion—and sometimes even embarrassment—with regard to so-called limited atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehen… Read more…

Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

by John Piper and John Piper

Are There Two Wills in God?Divine Election and God’s Desire for All to Be Saved  In this short, theological essay, John Piper builds a scriptural case that God’s unconditional election unto salvation is compatible with God’s genuine desire and offer for all to be saved. Helping us to make sense of this seemingly paradoxical relationshi… Read more…

God's Word, Our Story

God's Word, Our Story

by John Piper, D. A. Carson, Kathleen B. Nielson, Timothy J. Keller, Jenny Salt, Carrie Sandom, Paige B. Brown, Nancy Guthrie and Kathy Keller

'You have kept your promise, for you are righteous.' —Nehemiah 9:8 The book of Nehemiah powerfully illustrates God's faithfulness as it chronicles Israel's return from exile. In this collection of biblical expositions, nine prominent Bible teachers lead readers on a gospel-centered survey of this Old Testament book, connecting the story… Read more…

Practicing Affirmation (Foreword by John Piper)

Practicing Affirmation (Foreword by John Piper)

by John Piper, John Piper and Sam Crabtree

It happens in marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, workplaces, and churches: Communication falters, friendships wane, teenagers withdraw, marriages fail, and bitter rifts sever once-strong ties. Christian communities are no exception. Why do so many of our relationships suffer from alienation, indifference, and even hostility?  Author Sam… Read more…

Jesus, the Only Way to God

Jesus, the Only Way to God

by John Piper

Is Jesus still the only way? If the church was ever too confrontational in its evangelism, those days are gone. In our shrinking, pluralistic world, the belief that Jesus is the only way of salvation is increasingly called arrogant and even hateful. In the face of this criticism, many shrink back from affirming the global necessity of know… Read more…


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