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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

I Enjoy Being Alone — Is That Unloving?

1/21/2022
God made some Christians to enjoy spending a lot of time alone. But what makes the difference between a Christian loner and a self-centered loner?

Duration:00:12:12

When Life Shrinks to the Size of Our Problems

1/19/2022
The God of the universe cares about every problem you have, no matter how small. And he wants to draw you up into purposes far greater than your problems.

Duration:00:15:54

How the Lottery Preys on the Poor

1/17/2022
Pull-tabs and scratch games incentivize risky, destructive behaviors, especially among those who can least afford to play.

Duration:00:13:04

I Have Multiple Disabilities — How Do I Not Waste My Life?

1/14/2022
What might it look like for a Christian with significant disabilities to live a productive, spiritually fruitful, God-glorifying life?

Duration:00:14:03

Should I Become a Preacher?

1/12/2022
Should I become a preacher? Pastor John’s own road to the pastorate shows that God often makes preachers in unexpected ways.

Duration:00:13:11

Should I Leave an Inheritance for My Children?

1/10/2022
If Scripture doesn’t obligate parents to leave a financial inheritance to their children, how might Christians decide what to do with their money?

Duration:00:12:49

Why Does God Hide Himself from Christians?

1/7/2022
God will never leave or forsake his children. But for our lasting good, he may sometimes hide his face and allow us to walk through seasons of darkness.

Duration:00:12:18

Let God’s Word Dwell in You Richly This Year

1/5/2022
When we memorize and meditate on God’s word, we create a deep, transforming connection between the Bible, our minds, and our hearts.

Duration:00:11:02

What Is an Idol?

1/3/2022
The Bible describes idols as actual objects people worship, but today many use the language of “idolatry” more broadly. So what is an idol?

Duration:00:14:23

Is Sanctification the Pursuit of Perfection?

12/31/2021
In our pursuit to be holy as God is holy, how do we move past our failures to obey without feeling condemned in the process?

Duration:00:13:18

What Desiring God Wants to Be Known For

12/29/2021
The ministry of Desiring God is fueled by the prayers and financial gifts of God’s people. If you have been blessed by our resources in 2021, would you consider becoming a monthly partner? https://give.desiringgod.org/#monthly

Duration:00:04:39

End-of-Life Medical Intervention — or Not?

12/27/2021
God may use medicine to lengthen our lives, but he will always use habits of grace, like prayer and Bible reading, to sustain our faith in suffering.

Duration:00:10:48

Why Is Christmas Precious to You?

12/24/2021
We miss the miracle of what Christmas is if we forget why Christmas happened: God the Son became man — to die in our place.

Duration:00:13:33

History Ended at Christmas

12/22/2021
Christmas is not just another bend in the river of redemptive history. Christmas marks the end of the river and the arrival of the ocean.

Duration:00:12:33

Do the Non-Elect Have a Chance to Repent?

12/20/2021
The Bible teaches both the absolute sovereignty of God and the genuine accountability of man. And nowhere are they considered contradictory.

Duration:00:14:38

Is It Normal to Have a Divided Heart?

12/17/2021
No Christian consistently longs for God, which is one reason God gives us prayers like Psalm 86:11: “Unite my heart to fear your name.”

Duration:00:18:13

The God Who Brings Us into Everlasting Pleasure

12/15/2021
Those who live for joy in God now will possess joy in God forever. And until then, God pledges his protection over body and soul, through life and death.

Duration:00:12:16

Can We Really Give God More or Less Glory?

12/13/2021
Christians sometimes talk about giving God “some” glory, “more” glory, or “most” glory, but are those really biblical categories?

Duration:00:14:01

How ‘Progressive’ Can a Christian Get?

12/10/2021
None of us has an infallible understanding of the Bible, but at what point does open contradiction of Scripture call into question someone’s profession of faith?

Duration:00:18:41

God’s Plan When Our Plans Fail

12/8/2021
God, in his grace, does not keep us from trouble and pain. But he does order and measure our trouble and pain — and then uphold us through it all.

Duration:00:09:51