Interviews on Tough Texts

What Is God's Purpose In Preventing Believers From Understanding Certain Truths In His Word?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God has good reasons for sometimes keeping us in the dark.

Why Can't We Get Any Straight Answers From Christianity?

by John Piper

John Piper says that the complexities of Christian faith shouldn't make us forget or reject the many clear and glorious truths.

What Does the Seeming Lack of Clarity In the Book of James Say About God?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God has made some parts of Scripture difficult to understand in order to protect them.

What Does Paul Mean When He Says He Is "Filling Up What Is Lacking In Christ's Afflictions"?

by John Piper

John Piper says that Paul was willing to suffer in order to display the gospel, and that we should be willing too.

What Does Paul Mean When He Says That Eternal Life Is for Those Who Seek Glory and Honor?

by John Piper

John Piper says there is a good way to seek glory and honor.

How Should I Read the Book of Job?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how to discern between good and bad theology in the book of Job.

Why Did God Permit Slavery?

by John Piper

John Piper explains why slavery, even though it was justifiable under the old covenant, should be abolished.