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All articles by John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.

What’s the point of education?

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September 2005
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

What’s the point of education?

I was reading and meditating on the book of Hebrews recently, when it hit me forcefully that a basic and compelling reason for education — the rigorous training of the mind — is so that a person can read the Bible with understanding.This sounds too obvious to be compelling! But that’s just because we…

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Is God calling you to be a missionary?

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July 2005
General

Is God calling you to be a missionary?

God’s ‘call’ to someone to be a missionary is not authoritative in the way the Scriptures are — your ‘calling’ can never be beyond question. Nevertheless, you can be profoundly sure in your own heart. God can bring you to a conviction that, all things considered (including Scripture!), this is the path of obedience.…

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Seven reasons why Christ died

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June 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seven reasons why Christ died

'God's purposes for the world in the death of Jesus are unfathomable'. Thus writes John Piper in his latest book, The Passion of Jesus Christ: fifty reasons why he came to die. He adds, 'Infinitely more important than who killed Jesus is the question, "What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending…

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