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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

Controversy Is Essential — and Deadly

8/4/2021
Controversy is essential — and deadly. Slowly, we can begin to care more about defending the truth than enjoying the truth.

Duration:00:09:18

How Do We Pray in the Spirit?

8/2/2021
What do Paul and Jude mean when they command Christians to pray “in the Spirit” — and what would it mean to pray “out of the Spirit”?

Duration:00:10:54

If We Read Our Bibles, Why Do We Need Sermons?

7/30/2021
The Bible is perfect; preachers are not. So, why listen to the sermons of fallible men when we can read God’s infallible word for ourselves?

Duration:00:12:44

How to Argue Like a Calvinist

7/28/2021
John Newton cherished the doctrines of grace. And he knew that the best way to commend them was with a spirit of graciousness.

Duration:00:12:21

Doing Math to the Glory of God

7/26/2021
Why learn math — especially if studying math feels agonizing? Pastor John addresses an 8-year-old boy struggling to persevere in school.

Duration:00:12:39

Can I Marry a Woman Half My Age?

7/23/2021
The Bible doesn’t say how old Christians should be when they marry — or how close in age. So, can a Christian marry someone significantly younger?

Duration:00:11:17

The Strong Murder the Weak Every Day in America

7/21/2021
Killing an unborn child is illegal if the mother wants the baby — but legal if she doesn’t. The rights of the weak rest in the hands of the strong.

Duration:00:09:58

How Much Media Is Too Much Media?

7/19/2021
In a media-saturated age, obedience to Jesus requires intentional detachment from the patterns of the world — especially its patterns of entertainment.

Duration:00:11:53

Will I Suffer More If I Follow Jesus?

7/16/2021
Those who follow Jesus may suffer more in this life than those who don’t. But from the standpoint of eternity, they will suffer infinitely less.

Duration:00:13:11

The Supremacy of God in Preaching: Conclusion

7/15/2021
People are starving for the grandeur of God. Christian preachers, more than all others, should know this truth — and shape every sermon accordingly.

Duration:00:08:36

Faith Won’t Survive Without Friends

7/14/2021
We all need people who will remind us that Christ is far better than sin, and that unrepentant sin destroys. Without friends, our faith won’t survive.

Duration:00:09:59

Does the Bible Say I Am Unique?

7/12/2021
God made everybody, knitting each of us intricately in our mother’s womb. Does that mean we are each unique, unlike any other person God created?

Duration:00:12:34

Will God Really Praise Us?

7/9/2021
If God deserves all glory and praise, what does Scripture mean when it mentions God’s glorifying and praising us?

Duration:00:13:50

Why Comfortable Christians Go Prayerless

7/7/2021
Until we come awake to the great spiritual war that surrounds us, we will never truly know the privilege and power of prayer.

Duration:00:12:42

Do Angels Walk Among Us Today?

7/5/2021
Hebrews tells us that, by showing hospitality to strangers, “some have entertained angels unawares.” Does this suggest that angels walk among us in human form?

Duration:00:10:45

On Codependent Dating Relationships

7/2/2021
God made us to need other people — but not to be codependent on them. So, how can we tell the difference between healthy need and disordered neediness?

Duration:00:11:41

Why Would God Create a Baby to Live for Two Minutes?

6/30/2021
With eternity in view, any span of life is a vapor. However long we live, our time here is preparation for the endless days of heaven.

Duration:00:08:52

Should We Watch for Signs from God?

6/28/2021
Some Christians seem to be always on the lookout for signs from God in creation or circumstances. Does the Bible encourage us in that search?

Duration:00:12:22

Should Christians Visit Cemeteries?

6/25/2021
Should Christians make a habit of visiting loved ones’ graves? And if we do visit, how can we honor Christ in the cemetery?

Duration:00:12:26

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