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John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Description:

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Twitter:

@desiringGod

Language:

English


Episodes

Reckoning with Personal Failure

5/12/2021
Christians are new creations in Christ — yet we still feel the familiar pull of the old self. How do we reckon with the persistence of indwelling sin?

Duration:00:12:00

Why Have Africans Suffered So Much?

5/10/2021
Some parts of the world seem to endure far more sorrow than other parts. Does God favor some places and peoples more than others?

Duration:00:14:23

Is My Repentance Real If I Keep Committing the Same Sin?

5/7/2021
Some of us find ourselves confessing the same sins over and over. How do we know our repentance is real if we repeatedly lose the same battles?

Duration:00:14:25

How Churches Sabotage the Love of God

5/5/2021
If we try to make much of the love of God by downplaying the wrath of God, we destroy the love of God.

Duration:00:10:34

How Can I Protect My Child from State Indoctrination?

5/3/2021
The primary responsibility for a child’s education belongs to parents, not to the state. So, what can parents do when the state tries to take control?

Duration:00:14:52

Why Did the First Humans Live for So Long?

4/30/2021
The book of Genesis records life spans in the hundreds of years. Why did the first humans live for so long — and why are our life spans today so short?

Duration:00:11:31

How Have You Processed the Sin of Ravi Zacharias?

4/29/2021
How might Christians process the failures of once-beloved figures like Ravi Zacharias? Pastor John draws out lessons from the ministries of fallen leaders.

Duration:00:15:28

What’s Stopping You from Coming to Christ?

4/28/2021
Some wait to come to Christ because they feel powerless to live the Christian life. But that power becomes ours only by coming to Christ.

Duration:00:13:04

What Are Angels Doing Today?

4/26/2021
Angels appear all over Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. But why did God create angels in the first place — and what are they doing today?

Duration:00:13:07

How Should We Respond to Christian Conspiracy Theories?

4/23/2021
Conspiracy theories — Christian or otherwise — are nothing new. But how can we talk to friends who find themselves gripped by them?

Duration:00:11:24

What ‘No Condemnation’ Does to a Heart

4/21/2021
“No condemnation” means that you are finally free: free to love, free to serve, free to forgive, and even free to die for the good of others.

Duration:00:09:35

Did Abraham Laugh at God’s Promise?

4/19/2021
Paul looks back to Abraham and celebrates his unwavering faith. But is Abraham’s laughter at God’s promise in Genesis 17 really a faithful response?

Duration:00:12:22

What Makes Women the ‘Weaker Vessel’?

4/16/2021
The differences between male and female are not obstacles to overcome or facts to ignore. They are distinct glories that God calls “very good.”

Duration:00:13:48

The Problem with Asking, ‘What’s Wrong with It?’

4/14/2021
If we want to follow Jesus, we will need to give up more than just sins. We will also need to give up everything that dulls our hearts for him.

Duration:00:11:50

Hope for Children from Dysfunctional Families

4/12/2021
How can children who come from dysfunctional or abusive families begin to embrace the perfect fatherhood of God?

Duration:00:12:02

How Does Chronic Pain Glorify God?

4/9/2021
Why might God allow his children to endure years, or even decades, of unremitting suffering? How does such chronic pain bring him glory?

Duration:00:11:34

Escape the World’s Infatuation with Sex

4/7/2021
The deepest cure for lust never comes from strategies or accountability. The deepest cure comes from seeing the soul-staggering grandeur of God.

Duration:00:10:18

How Will Heaven Change Our Joy?

4/5/2021
Joy isn’t just a nice byproduct of the Christian life, but an essential part of it. From propitiation to glorification, joy animates our life in Christ.

Duration:00:12:22

How Does Easter Change Us?

4/2/2021
Christ’s resurrection secures our future hope that we too will rise one day. In the meantime, it also grants us spiritual power for everyday life.

Duration:00:13:33

What You Need More Than Self-Confidence

3/31/2021
Everything good in the Christian life grows in the soil of rich, deep, and happy humility.

Duration:00:13:39