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Should a Joyless Pastor Preach Joy in God?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In this episode we ask Pastor John Piper about preaching joy in God during seasons when he didn’t experience personal joy in God. And did he disclose his personal condition in those sermons?

Fighting for Joy in Pastoral Ministry

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

We ask Pastor John how he maintained his personal awe of God for three decades of ministry. Did he ever burn out? Did he go through dry seasons? And, if he did, how did he get out?

Must Bible Reading Always End with Application?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

Is it okay to come away from Bible reading without a life principle or a specific point of application?

What Is Leadership?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

What does godly leadership look like? And what does it aim at achieve?

Writing Poetry: Where Do I Start?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

Eric from Iowa City emails to ask how he can start writing poetry. Pastor John provides advice and a short list of book recommendations.

What Is Definite Atonement, and Why Does It Matter?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

John Piper explains definite atonement.

Priorities for Youth Pastors

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

Sebastian, a youth leader in Switzerland, asks for a list of key priorities he should be communicating to his students.

What Does Christian Hedonism Offer the Depressed?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

What does Christian Hedonism offer a depressed Christian?

Joy in God: To Be Waited for or Pursued?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

How much of joy in God is willed by the Christian? And how of joy in God is a gift received from God? And how do you balance that distinction between willing the joy and receiving joy as a gift from God?

Does God Ever Withdraw His Presence from His Children?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

Are there times in the Christian life when — for whatever reason — God chooses to withhold his presence from us, thus nullifying all hope that we would experience affection in him?