Interviews

Interviews on Preaching & Teaching

How Do You Prepare Sermons?

by Tony Reinke and 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 and David Mathis

Jason Meyer on what makes pastoral preaching distinctive.

Is the 40-Minute Sermon Passé?

by Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and 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 Tony Reinke and John Piper

“No pastor lives up to what he preaches. If he does, he is preaching too low.” You wrote that on Twitter a few years back, Pastor John. How does a pastor think through this? Talk to the pastor who is preaching high, and feels overwhelmed and burdened because of it. Is this a healthy tension for him to feel?