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Religion & Spirituality

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
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Ten Questions for Readers of Erotica

5/20/2024
How should Christians think about sexually explicit material on the page rather than the screen? Pastor John offers ten questions for readers of erotica.

Duration:00:10:55

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Warning Our Children of Rebellion

5/16/2024
Parents have the God-given duty to warn their children not to rebel against Christ, and some of the most powerful warnings come from stories of failed rebellions.

Duration:00:11:45

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Mom’s Role in Raising Boys

5/13/2024
How can a mom raise boys to become strong and godly men? Pastor John offers counsel for training up the next generation.

Duration:00:12:29

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The Prayer You Don’t Want Answered

5/9/2024
Sometimes, God responds to our sinful requests with a merciful no. But other times, he gives what we ask, brings misery with it, and then amazingly works good through it.

Duration:00:11:30

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How Can I Grow in Expressing Affection?

5/6/2024
How can Christians grow in expressing their deepest affections for God and others? Pastor John offers eight pieces of counsel for those who struggle to speak.

Duration:00:12:05

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Why Does God Allow Satan to Block the Gospel?

5/2/2024
God could destroy Satan at any moment. So, why has God allowed Satan to blind the minds of unbelievers from seeing the glory of Christ?

Duration:00:13:29

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Are Parents to Blame for Prodigals?

4/29/2024
Does Proverbs 22:6 promise that children raised by godly parents will become Christians? Pastor John explains the proverb and points parents to their ultimate hope.

Duration:00:14:49

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How to Write a Good Sentence

4/25/2024
What makes a good sentence? Good sentences are true, clear, authentic, thoughtful, creative, well-timed, clean, loving, and glorifying to God.

Duration:00:14:24

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A Daily Morning Exercise

4/22/2024
How can we walk through this world of sin, suffering, and futility with strength and joy? Psalm 90:14 holds the key.

Duration:00:10:55

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Am I Confident or Arrogant?

4/18/2024
In a society steeped in self-worth and self-esteem, how can Christians aim for significance in a way that glorifies Christ?

Duration:00:11:43

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Should the Church ‘Bless’ Same-Sex Relationships?

4/15/2024
Should churches be willing to somehow “bless” same-sex relationships? Pastor John responds to Pope Francis’s concerning proposal.

Duration:00:12:05

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How Can I Glorify God as I Pray for Myself?

4/11/2024
God does everything he does for his glory, including answering our prayers. So, how can we align all our requests with this big, overarching purpose?

Duration:00:11:30

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Am I Abusing Caffeine?

4/8/2024
How can we tell if we’re abusing caffeine (or any food or drink)? Pastor John offers three questions to guide a Christian’s consumption.

Duration:00:12:51

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‘Death Is Yours’ — What Does Paul Mean?

4/4/2024
If death belongs to the children of God, as the apostle Paul says, then death not only loses its sting, but it turns around and becomes our servant.

Duration:00:12:34

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The Man Who Died in the Pulpit

4/1/2024
On September 22, 1967, V. Raymond Edman collapsed while delivering a chapel message at Wheaton. Pastor John reflects on his college chancellor’s final words.

Duration:00:13:56

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How Do I Forget My Sinful Past?

3/28/2024
Some Christians carry an ongoing sense of guilt for sins confessed long ago. What can we do with these stubborn guilt feelings?

Duration:00:13:36

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God Delivers from the Suffering He Ordains

3/25/2024
If God is sovereign over our suffering, then we can trust him to strengthen us in suffering, sanctify us through suffering, and ultimately save us from suffering.

Duration:00:11:11

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The Gift of God’s God-Centeredness

3/21/2024
From eternity, God has been self-sufficiently happy in himself. And because he has no needs of his own, he is gloriously free to meet ours.

Duration:00:11:28

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Should Confidence in Sovereignty Make Me Prayerless?

3/18/2024
If our souls are deeply satisfied in God, what room is there for petitionary prayer? Pastor John reframes the question by clarifying the nature of prayer.

Duration:00:10:54

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Your Most-Asked-About Bible Verse

3/14/2024
If God is sovereign over salvation, do the non-elect even have a chance to repent? Pastor John addresses Romans 9:22, your most-asked-about Bible verse.

Duration:00:14:39