Ask Pastor John on Christian Hedonism
"Hedonism" is the pursuit of pleasure. How does it even make sense to speak of "Christian Hedonism"?
Don't get caught up in a life that counts for nothing.
Can delight and duty be in harmony, so that it becomes pleasurable to do what we're supposed to?
John Piper talks about the kind of grace that is continually arriving.
John Piper talks about how God gets glory for himself from every human being, believer or not.
John Piper explains how your satisfaction in God corresponds to how you understand his glory.
John Piper gives one negative and one positive reason for why you should want to follow Jesus.
How much of joy in God is willed by the Christian? And how of joy in God is a gift received from God? And how do you balance that distinction between willing the joy and receiving joy as a gift from God?
What does Christian Hedonism offer a depressed Christian?
In Episode 88, John Piper talks about C. S. Lewis and Christian Hedonism.
In Episode 116, John Piper talks about the sovereignty of God and what it means for the Christian’s joy.
In Episode 117, John Piper talks about the Christian’s fight for joy in God.
In Episode 120, Pastor John talks about avoiding idolatry in the pursuit of joy.
In Episode 121, Pastor John talks about the relationship of suffering and sacrifice to Christian Hedonism.
In Episode 128, Pastor John talks about how to practically delight in God.
In Episode 133, Pastor John talks about the wonder of God’s emotional complexity.
In Episode 136, Pastor John explains how God actually does make much of us.
In Episode 147, Pastor John defines selfishness and discusses the holy pursuit for joy.
In Episode 173, Pastor John explains the meaning of James 4:9.
In Episode 194, Pastor John talks about God’s desire for his own glory.
In episode 210, Pastor John talks about Christian hedonism and idolatry.
The Glory of God
The Doctrines of Grace / Calvinism
Sanctification & Growth