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Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.
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Minneapolis, MN

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Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

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@desiringGod

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English


Episodes

Should We Sing of God’s ‘Reckless Love’?

5/24/2018
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Is the term “reckless” too reckless? Pastor John offers pastors, worship leaders, and congregations ways to think about the popular lyrics.

Duration:00:15:57

Is My Joy Essential in Glorifying God?

5/22/2018
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Our enjoyment of God is not only a response to God’s glory — it is the way we glorify him. Therefore, joy in God is not optional.

Duration:00:10:49

Reflections on the Seashells Sermon, 18 Years Later

5/20/2018
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Eighteen years after OneDay 2000, Pastor John reflects on a sermon that roused thousands of young people to not waste their lives.

Duration:00:18:30

How Do I Know If a Sermon Is Too Long or Too Short?

5/17/2018
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Is there an ideal sermon length? Pastor John gives five factors to consider when trying to decide how long to preach.

Duration:00:09:06

What Is the Place of Eloquence in Christian Preaching?

5/15/2018
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From alliteration and assonance to metaphors, imagery, and illustrations — what role does creativity, imagination, and rhetoric have in preaching?

Duration:00:09:57

How to Read the Bible — and Preach It

5/13/2018
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Good sermons and good Bible reading push into a writer’s words, grammar, and logic to embrace all the glorious realities behind them.

Duration:00:11:02

Piper’s Six-Stage Process for Writing Books

5/10/2018
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After writing over fifty books, Pastor John explains his six-stage process, from gathering the initial idea to seeing the project come to life.

Duration:00:11:31

How Does God’s Sovereignty Not Violate Our Decision-Making?

5/8/2018
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How does God’s sovereignty not make us robots? Pastor John explores the relationship between God’s sovereignty and the human will in seven steps.

Duration:00:12:57

My Body: Friend or Foe?

5/6/2018
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True freedom from body hatred does not come from finally liking what we see in the mirror. It comes from being swept up in the greatness of God.

Duration:00:13:20

Isn’t God Most Glorified in Me When I Am Most Self-Giving?

5/3/2018
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Enjoying God and loving our neighbors are not competing goals. True love is the overflow of joy in God that meets the needs of others.

Duration:00:12:38

How to Keep Your Faith When You Lose Confidence in a Local Church

5/1/2018
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Christian community is a precious gift from God. But our love for the community must never replace our love for the Lord of the community.

Duration:00:12:56

Why Do We See So Few Miracles Today?

4/29/2018
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There were fewer miracles in the Bible than many of us think, and there are more miracles today than many of us know.

Duration:00:10:26

Where the Gospel of Roman Catholicism Fails

4/26/2018
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Protestants insist that God imputes Christ’s righteousness to believers, while the Catholic Church claims that he imparts it. What’s the difference?

Duration:00:12:28

Do Paul’s Missions Leave Us with a Geographic Pattern to Follow?

4/24/2018
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Paul’s missionary journeys do not mandate how we should do missions today, but we can certainly learn from the methods he used.

Duration:00:11:31

Why Will Some of Us Get Fewer Rewards in Heaven?

4/22/2018
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There will be no envy in heaven. Perfect love will reign. Those who have more will have humility; those who have less will rejoice in others’ gifts.

Duration:00:10:32

Will Profanity Make Us More Relevant in Reaching Our Culture?

4/19/2018
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Crude language won’t transform the culture. It won’t convict sinners. It may make us more relatable, but in the end it will backfire.

Duration:00:10:21

Can We Skip the Parts of the New Testament Not in the Original Manuscripts?

4/17/2018
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The first manuscripts of the Bible no longer exist, but that doesn’t need to shake Christians’ faith. Pastor John gives three reasons why.

Duration:00:11:53

Do the Biblical Warnings Against Riches Apply to Most Americans?

4/15/2018
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The aim of wartime simplicity is not to be as poor as possible, but to use all of our resources for the advancement of the gospel.

Duration:00:12:30

Have I Really Forgiven Someone If I Keep Remembering Their Wrong?

4/12/2018
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The sign of forgiveness is not that you forget the pain another caused you, but that you relinquish the desire to punish, and instead seek their good.

Duration:00:12:59

How Do I Avoid the Pitfalls of Too Little Introspection and Too Much?

4/10/2018
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Self-examination can quickly turn into self-condemnation. Pastor John offers three strategies to keep introspection in its proper place.

Duration:00:11:26

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