Interviews on Christian Hedonism

Delighting in What Is Not God

by John Piper

In episode 374, Pastor John discusses the delight that can be found in things because of the delight that is found in God himself.

How to Explain Christian Hedonism over Lunch

by John Piper

In episode 356, Pastor John gives a simple explanation of Christian Hedonism.

The Greatest Threat to Gospel Ministry

by John Piper

In episode 303, Pastor John shares why the joy of the Lord must sustain Christian ministry.

Do Christian Hedonists Idolize Joy?

by John Piper

In episode 210, Pastor John talks about Christian hedonism and idolatry.

Is God a Megalomaniac?

by John Piper

In Episode 194, Pastor John talks about God’s desire for his own glory.

Does James Say Not to Pursue Joy?

by John Piper

In Episode 173, Pastor John explains the meaning of James 4:9.

Is It Selfish to Pray for Joy?

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In Episode 147, Pastor John defines selfishness and discusses the holy pursuit for joy.

God Does Makes Much of Us

by John Piper

In Episode 136, Pastor John explains how God actually does make much of us.

If God Is Happy, Why Does He Seem Angry?

by John Piper

In Episode 133, Pastor John talks about the wonder of God’s emotional complexity.

How Do I Delight Myself in the Lord?

by John Piper

In Episode 128, Pastor John talks about how to practically delight in God.

Suffering, Sacrifice, and Christian Hedonism

by John Piper

In Episode 121, Pastor John talks about the relationship of suffering and sacrifice to Christian Hedonism.

Does Christian Hedonism Make Joy an Idol?

by John Piper

In Episode 120, Pastor John talks about avoiding idolatry in the pursuit of joy.

The Joy of Calvinism and the Fight for Joy

by John Piper

In Episode 117, John Piper talks about the Christian’s fight for joy in God.

God’s Joy and the Joy of the Calvinist

by John Piper

In Episode 116, John Piper talks about the sovereignty of God and what it means for the Christian’s joy.

Was C. S. Lewis a Christian Hedonist?

by John Piper

In Episode 88, John Piper talks about C. S. Lewis and Christian Hedonism.

What Does Christian Hedonism Offer the Depressed?

by John Piper

What does Christian Hedonism offer a depressed Christian?

Joy in God: To Be Waited for or Pursued?

by 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?

What Is Christian Hedonism?

by John Piper

"Hedonism" is the pursuit of pleasure. How does it even make sense to speak of "Christian Hedonism"?

Why Should I Want to Be a Christian?

by John Piper

John Piper gives one negative and one positive reason for why you should want to follow Jesus.

Is It Possible to Be an Arminian Christian Hedonist?

by John Piper

John Piper explains how your satisfaction in God corresponds to how you understand his glory.

How Is the Statement "God Is Most Glorified In Us When We Are Most Satisfied In Him" True for Those Who Won't Be Saved?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how God gets glory for himself from every human being, believer or not.

What Do You Mean By "Future Grace"?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about the kind of grace that is continually arriving.

What Should the Relationship Between Duty and Delight Be?

by John Piper

Can delight and duty be in harmony, so that it becomes pleasurable to do what we're supposed to?