Ask Pastor John

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

Can I Really Trust My Interpretation of the Bible?

2/3/2023
“The law is good, if one uses it lawfully,” Paul says. But how can we tell if we are using the law in the way that God intends?

Duration:00:11:12

How to Keep Your Eyes on Christ

2/1/2023
How can we guard against drifting in the Christian life? By looking and looking and looking at Jesus.

Duration:00:12:12

How Can I Have a Good Conscience?

1/30/2023
You do not need to walk in sinless perfection in order to have a good conscience. You just need to walk in the light.

Duration:00:15:44

Did Paul Oppose Fiction?

1/27/2023
The apostle Paul strongly warned Timothy and Titus against the “myths” of his day. What might he have to say about the fictional stories in our own day?

Duration:00:15:51

Turn Down the Noise and Listen to Jesus

1/25/2023
If we’re going to listen to Jesus and not drift away from him, we likely will need to turn down the noises that capture so much of our attention.

Duration:00:11:38

Where Do You Draw Lines for Ministry Partnerships?

1/23/2023
Where should pastors and other Christians draw lines for ministry partnerships? Pastor John shares the degree of unity he has pursued in six ministry settings.

Duration:00:16:49

Were Abortions Induced on Old Testament Adulteresses?

1/20/2023
Does Numbers 5:22 suggest that women guilty of adultery were punished with miscarriage? And if so, how does this passage speak to the pro-life position?

Duration:00:11:04

Fight for Delight by Planning Your Devotions

1/18/2023
If we don’t have a plan for when, where, and how we will read the Bible, our devotions will probably fall before the demands of the day.

Duration:00:05:45

Eight Counsels for Those Thinking of Quitting

1/16/2023
Every pastor receives criticism. But at what point might criticism become so serious or sustained that a pastor should consider stepping down?

Duration:00:13:29

When Does Despondency Become Sin?

1/13/2023
Everyone passes through seasons of despondency — seasons when the soul is troubled and hope feels thin. But when does despondency become sin?

Duration:00:09:48

How Do I Push Truth from My Head to My Heart?

1/11/2023
How can we push the truth of the Bible from our heads to our hearts, so that our times of daily Bible reading become times of daily worship?

Duration:00:10:50

Getting the Tone Right on Sunday Morning

1/9/2023
Given the pain of this world, the joy of salvation, and the glory of God, what kind of tone should a pastor seek to set on Sunday morning?

Duration:00:10:49

Is Intermittent Fasting Sacrilegious?

1/6/2023
Some people find intermittent fasting helpful for losing weight. But is fasting for merely physical purposes a sacrilegious use of a spiritual gift?

Duration:00:10:15

The Bible’s Main Road Out of Discouragement

1/4/2023
The psalmists show that darkness and discouragement are part of the normal Christian life. And they also show a crucial strategy for finding the light again.

Duration:00:10:03

John Piper’s Favorite Things

1/2/2023
Pastor John, like the rest of us, has his likes and dislikes. From movies and soft drinks to breakfasts and songs, here are twelve of his favorite things.

Duration:00:13:40

Can I Be a Nurse for a ‘Gender-Reassignment’ Surgery?

12/30/2022
If a hospital asks a Christian nurse to participate in a “gender-reassignment” surgery, should she agree — or should she take her nursing skills elsewhere?

Duration:00:14:37

Appeal from John Piper

12/29/2022
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Duration:00:04:23

Beat a Path to the Word in 2023

12/28/2022
Strong Christians read the Bible, memorize the Bible, meditate on the Bible, and live on the Bible. They make intentional plans for the word to be their daily bread.

Duration:00:13:28

How Do I Put Away My Desire for Praise?

12/26/2022
A desire to do good can easily become a desire to look good. So how do we put away our hunger to be praised by other people?

Duration:00:16:48

The Christmas We Needed

12/23/2022
The best gift anyone can receive at Christmas is deliverance from our two greatest enemies: sin and Satan.

Duration:00:11:52