John Piper & Mark DeverPanel with John Piper and Mark Dever


Mark Dever interviews John Piper about why he’s not a missionary, the relationship between marriage and missions, and what tricky terms like “missionary,” “unreached,” and “calling” actually mean. This discussion helps clarify the distinction in role between the individual Christian and the local church, while also giving Piper the opportunity to squelch the notion that Calvinism kills missions and evangelism. See more panels and talks given at CROSS 2013 at

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    John Piper

    John is the founder of Desiring God and Chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTh). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as senior pastor at Bethlehem where he served for over 30 years. John is the author of more than 40 books, including Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions and Desiring God. His preaching and teaching is available at John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

    Title of Talk:
    Undaunted by the Darkness: Invincible Joy for the Sake of the Nations

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    Mark Dever

    Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks Ministries and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, What is a Healthy Church? and The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.