Interviews on The Sovereignty of God

God’s Will and the Evil of the Cross

by John Piper

In episode 416, we share an excerpt from a sermon John Piper preached in 2004 regarding God's will.

How Can a Sovereign God Be Surprised?

by John Piper

In episode 376, Pastor John interprets the meaning of Jeremiah 19:4-5 and how it does not contradict the sovereignty of God.

Does God Cause All Sickness?

by John Piper

In episode 280, Pastor John discusses the sovereignty of God in disease and sickness.

Good and Evil Are Not Equals

by Colin Duriez

Author and professor Colin Duriez on J.R.R. Tolkien and the great theme, deep within his works, that good and evil are not equals.

Muslims vs. Christians on the Sovereignty of God

by John Piper

In episode 234, Pastor John discusses the sovereignty of God in relation to Christians and Muslims.

God’s Supreme Happiness

by John Piper

In episode 207, Pastor John talks about how Calvinism relates to joy in God.

God’s Sovereignty Over Evil in My Life

by John Piper

In episode 205, Pastor John talks about how God's sovereignty over evil brings comfort.

Does It Make God Evil to Ordain Evil?

by John Piper

In episode 204, Pastor John explains God's sovereignty over evil.

Tornados and Twitter Timing

by John Piper

In Episode 114, John Piper talks about how to think through using Twitter in the midst of natural disaster.

Personal Comfort in God’s Sovereignty Over Evil

by John Piper

In Episode 105, John Piper talks about the comfort of God’s sovereignty.

Can God Ordain Evil Without Being Evil?

by John Piper

In Episode 104, John Piper explains what it means that God ordains sin and is himself sinless.

The Sovereignty of God

Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders

by Francis Chan

Francis Chan discusses the sovereignty of God, highlighting some important biblical texts and commenting on its practical impact.

Does God Get More Glory If People Have Free Will?

by John Piper

John Piper says complete human autonomy doesn't glorify God more.

Has God Predetermined Every Tiny Detail In the Universe, Including Sin?

by John Piper

John Piper shows how the Bible attributes absolutely everything to God, even the worst of sins.

How Would You Counsel Someone Who Blames Their Temptations on God's Sovereignty?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God's sovereignty over sin doesn't make it any less wicked.

How Does Talk About the Grandeur and Glory of God Heal a Bruised Heart?

by John Piper

John Piper says we hurt people if we only give them soft answers to the hard questions of suffering.

What Is the Antidote for Wimpy Christianity?

by John Piper

John Piper says we need steel in our spines if we hope to endure in this life.

How Can Evil Have a Good Purpose?

by John Piper

John Piper explains how God's power over evil is also our greatest comfort when dealing with it.

What Do You Hope Will Be the Lasting Effect of "Spectacular Sins"?

by John Piper

John Piper expresses his aim in writing a book about the sovereignty of God over sin.

How Do You Address a Person Who Blames Others (Including God) for Their Sin?

by John Piper

John Piper says we must rightly understand the sovereignty of God before we can rightly respond to our sin.

Is God's Sovereignty Limited?

by John Piper

John Piper argues that it is both right and good to believe in God's absolute control over all things.