Interviews on Preaching & Teaching

How Do You Prepare Sermons?

by John Piper

In episode 229, Pastor John talks about how he prepares sermons

Preaching for the Church

Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders

by Jason Meyer

Jason Meyer on what makes pastoral preaching distinctive.

Is the 40-Minute Sermon Passé?

by John Piper

In Episode 118, John Piper talks about the priority of preaching in the church’s corporate worship.

How Are Teachers Judged More Strictly?

by John Piper

In Episode 74, John Piper talks about the weighty responsibility of teaching the Bible.

Do You Use Bible Commentaries Written by Women?

by John Piper

In Episode 56 someone asks if men reading biblical commentaries written by women violates Paul’s instruction 1 Timothy 2:12.

How Jesus’s Glory Drives Creative Communication

by John Piper

In Episode 54 Pastor John talks about Christian communication, including the relationship between God’s sovereignty and our creativity with words.

Does It Bother You People Are Entertained by Your Gestures?

by John Piper

In Episode 50 John Piper says, “Preaching, to me, is expository exultation. Expository means I am explaining things. I want to make them clear. And so my hands are trying to do in the air what I am saying with my mouth.”

What’s with All the Preaching Gestures?

by John Piper

In Episode 49 John Piper talks about why he uses hand gestures while preaching.

Why No Pastor Lives Up to What He Preaches

by John Piper

“No pastor lives up to what he preaches. If he does, he is preaching too low.” Is this a healthy tension for a pastor to feel?

Should a Joyless Pastor Preach Joy in God?

by 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?

What are Your Takeaways from Passion 2013?

by John Piper

In episode 7, Pastor John shares about his takeaways from Passion 2013 and offers one particular lesson for everyone involved in leading student ministries.

What Is It Like Preaching to 60,000 People?

by John Piper

In episode 6, Pastor John talks about what it was like to preach to 60,000 students in the Georgia Dome for Passion 2013.

How Do You Prepare Your Sermons?

by John Piper

John Piper describes his method of sermon preparation, but doesn't recommend it for other preachers.

How Important Is It for Preachers to Preach Christ From Every Text of Scripture?

by John Piper

John Piper says that every Christian sermon should point to Jesus somehow.

Is It Ever Appropriate to Call Out Prosperity Gospel Teachers By Name?

by John Piper

John Piper wants to be careful to criticize himself before criticizing another.

What Bible Passages Do You Use to Base Your Claims About How We Should Preach?

by John Piper

John Piper looks to Paul's words to Timothy for how to view preaching.

How Do Stories Fit Into Expository Preaching?

by John Piper

John Piper says that expository preaching is about exposing a text's meaning, and stories have meaning.

What Books Are You Using in Your Sermon Preparations As You Go Through the Gospel of John?

by John Piper

John Piper mentions who he is reading and how each helps his study of John.

Are There Any Books of the Bible That You Have Purposefully Avoided In Preaching?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how he chooses what books of the Bible to preach from.

How Does the Spiritual Diversity Among Your Listeners Affect Your Preaching?

by John Piper

John Piper says that a preacher should consider his hearers' needs, be himself, and pray.

Should a Pastor Skip Teaching Some Passages Because He Lacks Confidence In His Own Interpretation?

by John Piper

John Piper says to draw as much as you can out of a passage, but then to be honest about the rest.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Video Preaching In the Church?

by John Piper

John Piper shares some of the reasoning behind using video-recorded sermons in corporate worship.

What Would You Say to a Pastor Who Wants to Rush His Preaching of a Book of the Bible Just to Be Done With It?

by John Piper

John Piper says pastors need to test their hearts as they consider what to preach.

Interview With John Piper on The Supremacy of God in Preaching

Preaching Today Radio Broadcast

by John Piper

John Piper answers questions on issues raised in his book on preaching.