Interviews

Interviews on Suffering

If We Suffer, Does That Mean God Is Our Enemy?

by John Piper

John Piper draws a distinction between the punishment of a judge and the discipline of a father.

Is It Crazy to Think That We Can Rejoice In Suffering?

by John Piper

John Piper shows how joy in suffering is the right response for Christians.

Can We Learn Something From Job's Friends About How to Help the Hurting?

by John Piper

John Piper says we should be slow to speak when ministering to those who are suffering.

How Do You Talk About Suffering With People Who Are In the Midst of It?

by John Piper

John Piper says to show support first and offer explanations later.

Should Suffering Lead to Self-Examination?

by John Piper

John Piper says that pain is sometimes God's way of calling attention to an area of sin in our lives.

Can Faithful Living Exempt Me From Suffering?

by John Piper

John Piper says there's no correlation between obedience and earthly ease.

Why Would a Christian Choose to Suffer?

by John Piper

John Piper says we should choose suffering for love's sake, not to test God.

Does Suffering Always Make Sense?

by John Piper

John Piper says that even though we don't understand our suffering, God does, and that with him it is totally worth enduring.

Should Christians Use Anti-Depressants?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how psychological medicines, when used carefully, can be helpful.