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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

Enjoying God in His Gifts

2/19/2024
How do we enjoy pizza, friendship, or any other good gift without committing idolatry? Not only by enjoying God more than his gifts, but also by enjoying him in them.

Duration:00:15:04

What’s the Essence of Love?

2/15/2024
How do Paul’s travel plans relate to the Trinitarian depths of God’s love? Pastor John shows how ultimate reality undergirds the love between the saints.

Duration:00:13:59

Political Flag-Waving Isn’t Enough

2/12/2024
Christians have not only the right but the calling to speak truth to power. But such speech differs greatly from mere political flag-waving.

Duration:00:12:12

Does Hidden Sin Bring Physical Suffering?

2/8/2024
The wrath of God is gone for those who are in Christ. But does God still sometimes bring physical suffering in response to unconfessed sin?

Duration:00:14:16

How Should I Choose a College Major?

2/5/2024
What factors should Christian students consider when choosing a college or major? Pastor John gives five guidelines for those who don’t want to waste their lives.

Duration:00:13:55

Do I Have a Hard Heart?

2/1/2024
How can we know if our heart is hard toward God? Pastor John diagnoses hardness of heart, and gives a remedy for remaining soft to God’s Spirit.

Duration:00:11:37

Was Jesus Confused by the Cross?

1/29/2024
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Do these haunting words from Jesus suggest he was confused by the horrors of the cross?

Duration:00:11:12

What Would World War III Mean for Missions?

1/25/2024
We live in a time of mounting global tensions, of wars and rumors of wars. What hope do we have for the future of missions should conflict continue to build?

Duration:00:14:17

Strategies for Building a Reverent Church

1/22/2024
In a day starving for transcendence, how might church leaders arrange every element of the Sunday gathering to promote joyful Godward reverence?

Duration:00:17:16

Leading a Church out of Casual Culture

1/18/2024
How might churches move away from casual culture toward heartfelt, happy reverence on Sunday morning? Pastor John shares five steps for preachers.

Duration:00:14:20

On Coffee-Sipping in the Sanctuary

1/15/2024
Is it wrong to drink coffee during corporate worship? Pastor John moves beyond mugs to the heart of the issue.

Duration:00:13:40

Should Christians Make Bucket Lists?

1/11/2024
From college grads to retirees, many people love to keep bucket lists. Should Christians? Pastor John puts rest and recreation within a biblical mindset.

Duration:00:11:55

How Do I Find the Main Point of a Psalm?

1/8/2024
How can we discern the main point of not only a single verse, but an entire paragraph, section, or even chapter of the Bible?

Duration:00:11:19

The Good News of God’s Faithfulness to God

1/4/2024
God’s faithfulness to God may not sound like good news. But the foundation of our hope rests on God’s zeal to display the worth of his name.

Duration:00:13:59

Read the Bible with Us in 2024

1/1/2024
On the first day of a new year, Pastor John commends a yearlong Bible-reading plan and invites listeners to join him from Genesis to Revelation.

Duration:00:13:12

My Bible Reading Feels Flat — What Can I Do?

12/28/2023
Sometimes, perhaps even often, we read Scripture with our eyes, grasp its truth in our minds, yet feel little pleasure in our hearts. What can we do in such moments?

Duration:00:18:17

Four Reasons Christmas Is Special

12/25/2023
Christmas is a day for marveling. Pastor John shares four earth-shaking, soul-satisfying reasons to glory in the coming of the Son of God.

Duration:00:11:50

Looking Back at 2023, Looking Ahead to 2024

12/21/2023
As a new year nears, Pastor John marvels at God’s grace from 2023 and shares exciting plans for the months ahead.

Duration:00:13:09

Make the Bible Part of Your Everyday in 2024

12/18/2023
What makes regular Bible intake not only helpful for the Christian life, but crucial? Pastor John gives ten reasons to make the Bible part of your everyday.

Duration:00:15:42

Feast on the Bible’s Grammar

12/14/2023
The word “therefore” appears almost five hundred times in the New Testament. And every one of them is a doorway to life and love.

Duration:00:17:16