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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

How Much of My Happiness Is Settled By Factors Outside My Immediate Control?

10/22/2017
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Someone recently claimed that 88% of our happiness is outside of our control. How should a Christian hedonist evaluate this theory?

Duration: 00:07:59


How Martin Luther Built a Brand That Changed the World

10/19/2017
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The Reformation spread when an unknown monk leveraged a rudimentary piece of technology developed by a devout Roman Catholic.

Duration: 00:34:21


What Are the Best Reformation Biographies?

10/17/2017
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Good biographies expose us to times, people, and thinking outside of our own day. Here are some of the best biographies of Reformation figures.

Duration: 00:10:48


Why the Reformation Remains Relevant After 500 Years

10/15/2017
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Choosing which of the five ‘solas’ is most important is like choosing which wing of an airplane matters most. All the ‘solas’ stand or fall together.

Duration: 00:12:06


Is Anyone Born a Racist? Or Is It Learned?

10/12/2017
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Racism, hate, and anger have all erupted in fresh ways this last year. Are we born with these ethnic prejudices, or do we learn them?

Duration: 00:12:05


Is Knowing God’s Sovereignty Important to My Daily Life?

10/10/2017
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The Bible not only recognizes that God controls everything. It also demands that we build our lives around that truth.

Duration: 00:15:01


God Is Holy and Righteous — Are Those the Same?

10/8/2017
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What is the difference between God’s holiness and his righteousness? And what does that mean for us?

Duration: 00:09:31


Ephesians 1:18: Who Will Receive the Riches of Heaven?

10/5/2017
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Is Ephesians 1:18 about God inheriting believers, or is it about believers inheriting God’s glory? Pastor John offers a few defenses for his view.

Duration: 00:08:56


Confronting Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Home

10/3/2017
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God did not design marriage for outbursts, verbal putdowns, or raised voices. If this describes your marriage, here’s some advice from Pastor John.

Duration: 00:12:32


Is It Harmful to Date in High School?

10/1/2017
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Falling in love is a wonderful gift, but for most the maturity to handle a relationship of that depth doesn’t come in high school.

Duration: 00:10:42


The Great Marriage Killer

9/28/2017
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Anger destroys relationships, but the Bible has a category for righteous anger. So what’s the difference between the good version and the deadly one?

Duration: 00:10:15


Reading Is Agonizing for Me — How Can I Study the Bible in Small Bits?

9/26/2017
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Hearing the word of God is not a mere discipline — it is a matter of life and death. But how can we take in God’s word when reading feels like a chore?

Duration: 00:11:54


The Lord’s Supper — Somber or Cheerful?

9/24/2017
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Communion calls to mind the most tragic event in the history of the world and the greatest hope ever offered. Only mature believers can set that tone.

Duration: 00:09:25


What Does It Mean to ‘Abide in Christ’?

9/21/2017
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Jesus is clear that abiding in him is not optional. But what does it actually mean to daily remain attached to him?

Duration: 00:12:16


What’s the Origin of Desiring God’s Slogan?

9/19/2017
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This slogan became the heartbeat of John Piper’s life and the hallmark of Desiring God’s ministry. So where did it come from?

Duration: 00:10:19


Did Adam and Eve Sin Before the Bite?

9/17/2017
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The ultimate sin in the garden was not eating the fruit. Adam and Eve lost their taste for God’s beauty before they reached for the tree.

Duration: 00:12:10


Does God Control All Things All the Time?

9/14/2017
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We know that God has the ability to control everything, but does he always choose to exercise his full sovereignty?

Duration: 00:11:29


Popular Author Stumbles — What Should We Do With His Books?

9/12/2017
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All authors are flawed, but what should we do with an author’s work when a public failure discredits them as a sound teacher?

Duration: 00:10:14


Are We Called to Thank God for Our Severest Suffering?

9/10/2017
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We don’t have to pretend we don’t feel pain from our losses. Grieving with hope means something far greater than moving on from the pain.

Duration: 00:15:50


John Piper’s Prayer in the Path of Hurricanes

9/9/2017
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God doesn’t mean for us to forget him or minimize him when hurricanes devastate human life. John Piper turns Godward and prays in the path of hurricanes.

Duration: 00:09:10

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