There are few Christians who have influenced my life more than John Piper. If you've ever heard him preach or read any of his writings, you might know what I mean. The Lord speaks through him in a powerful and compelling way.
That's why I was very excited to hear about one of Desiring God's latest ministry projects. They're working on putting a complete archive of John Piper's sermons online, which means that when this project is complete, you'll be able to go to the Desiring God website and download 26 years worth of John Piper's sermons for free. This is on top of the full archive of sermon manuscripts that's already available.
This isn't a weekly podcast. This isn't three months worth of streaming audio. This isn't even 26 years worth of sermons available for purchase. This is all of John Piper's sermons over the past 26 years, free to anyone in the world who has internet access. Think about that for a second.
I think it's only appropriate for those of us who have benefited from John Piper's life and ministry to help Desiring God pass this blessing along to others. If you can help financially, please do. Even if you're a college student who can only spare $10, I think your $10 would be well-spent and would bear kingdom fruit. Desiring God doesn't want your tithe (or whatever you normally give to your local church or other "churches, mission agencies, and organizations focusing on the poor and persecuted"), but please consider giving whatever you can beyond that. From my interaction with Desiring God over the years, I'm fully confident that they spend every penny of their ministry money with wisdom, discretion, and kingdom values. And they give away as many resources as they can, evidenced by their "Whatever-You-Can-Afford Policy" as well as their fairly loose copyright restrictions. I don't know of another ministry that's as giving as Desiring God. John Piper has led this ministry in practicing what he preaches, and he has my utmost respect because of that.