Interviews

Interviews on Preaching & Teaching

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?

What are Your Takeaways from Passion 2013?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

John Piper 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 Tony Reinke and John Piper

John Piper preached 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.