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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

One Surprising Reason for Pain

6/23/2021
Many wonder how a good God could govern a world filled with pain. But sometimes, pain becomes the very means God uses to awaken us to his goodness.

Duration:00:11:14

Who Is the Disciple Jesus Loved?

6/21/2021
The Gospel of John speaks of a “disciple whom Jesus loved” five times. Who was this beloved disciple, and why does he single himself out like this?

Duration:00:09:44

Plans for 2021 and Beyond

6/18/2021
After a year unlike any other, Pastor John looks ahead to new books and renewed ambitions to spread Christian Hedonism farther across the globe.

Duration:00:13:07

How Not to Correct a Fellow Christian

6/16/2021
How can Christians challenge and correct one another in a way that honors Christ and acknowledges our common neediness before him?

Duration:00:09:33

The Disabled Wife and the Proverbs 31 Woman

6/14/2021
God expects faithfulness of all his people. But faithfulness for one Christian may look far different than faithfulness for another Christian.

Duration:00:10:33

Are Our Enemies Spiritual, Human, or Both?

6/11/2021
Paul tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. But Paul himself had many human enemies. So, are our enemies spiritual, human, or both?

Duration:00:13:21

To Be Loved Infinitely

6/9/2021
The essence of God’s love is not that he makes much of us, but that he frees us, at great cost to himself, to enjoy making much of him forever.

Duration:00:12:14

How Do I Serve Dying Unbelievers?

6/7/2021
Many medical professionals regularly find themselves around people only hours or minutes from hell. How would love call us to act in those moments?

Duration:00:11:50

Should Christian Jurors Show Mercy to the Guilty?

6/4/2021
Christians display the character of God through both mercy and justice. But how do we know when to show mercy and when to give justice?

Duration:00:11:49

Why Do You Want to Be Loved by God?

6/2/2021
Almost everyone wants to be loved by God. But our reasons for wanting God’s love may reveal whether we truly know him or not.

Duration:00:10:15

Is It Sinful to Pray for a Larger Income?

5/31/2021
When God restored Job’s fortunes, he also doubled his wealth. Should Christians pray for God to do the same for us today?

Duration:00:11:51

A Better Promise for Serial Daters

5/28/2021
Serial dating, if left unconquered, often turns into serial marriage. So, what hope does Jesus offer to those addicted to the pleasures of a new relationship?

Duration:00:12:23

Flee to Christ in Fear

5/26/2021
God commands us both to fear him and to flee to him for refuge. How can we possibly do one without contradicting the other?

Duration:00:08:10

Where Is Providence in the Vanity of Ecclesiastes?

5/24/2021
The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that “all is vanity.” But if God providentially guides all things, then doesn’t he give meaning to everything in this world?

Duration:00:11:56

What Is a Baptist?

5/21/2021
As with other Protestants, many Baptists trace their lineage to the Reformation. But what makes Baptists unique among the heirs of the Reformation?

Duration:00:13:04

The Key to Killing Lust

5/19/2021
Strategies are important in our battle against lust. But nothing arrests our souls with the urgency of purity like the supremacy of Jesus Christ.

Duration:00:16:11

What Does the Bible Say About Purgatory?

5/17/2021
What is purgatory, and why have thoughtful Christians like C.S. Lewis believed in it? Does this belief in afterlife cleansing find support in Scripture?

Duration:00:14:22

How Do I Love Neighbors Who Ignore Me?

5/14/2021
Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. But how can we love them if they don’t want our help, or if they even actively ignore us?

Duration:00:11:43

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