Interviews on Church Issues

When Sin Fractures a Church

by John Piper

In episode 335, Pastor John shares one of the hardest seasons of his pastoral ministry.

When Our Heroes Age

by John Piper and Tony Reinke

In episode 251, Pastor John talks about the impact that our aging role models have on us.

Billy Graham’s Controversial Ministry

by John Piper and Tony Reinke

In episode 250, Pastor John shares his thoughts on Billy Graham’s relationship with Bob Jones University.

When Should I Leave My Church?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 187, Pastor John explains the meaning of the church and its membership.

How Evangelistic Should Sundays Be?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 106, John Piper talks about the significance of the church’s weekly gathering.

Encouragement for Ordinary Pastors

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 95, John Piper gives encouragement to “ordinary” pastors.

Do Online Sermons Undermine Local Churches?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 94, John Piper talks about the availability of biblical teaching online and what it means for the local church.

Why Your Pastor Needs Your Prayers

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

Pastor John explains why is it important for folks in churches to pray for their pastors.

What Cautions Do You Have for the New Reformed Movement?

by John Piper

John Piper encourages Christians to value theology as a means for knowing God, without making theology God.

What Do You Do When Different Generations In Your Church Have Different Opinions About How to Do Ministry?

by John Piper

John Piper says that older leaders should give freedom in ministry to younger people who have the same core vision, and that younger people should be careful to listen to the advice of the older generation.

How Is a Church Bookstore Different Than the Tables Jesus Turned in the Temple?

by John Piper

John Piper says that the exploitation of worshipers, not simply selling to them, is what made Jesus mad.

Is It Important for the Sake of Community That a Church Have Only One Service?

by John Piper

John Piper considers the essence of biblical church community and its implications on how to handle church growth.

When Should We Confess Sins Publicly?

by John Piper

John Piper gives his guideline for when we should confess our sins to others.

What Is the "Emerging Church"?

by John Piper

John Piper clarifies why he is concerned about this modern church trend.

Is There a Place for Creeds In the Church?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about why it's important to have statements of faith.