Interviews on Preaching & Teaching
Preaching Today Radio Broadcast
John Piper answers questions on issues raised in his book on preaching.
Watch John Piper talk about preaching for a very small group of people.
John Piper talks about how to take criticism and how to give it.
John Piper talks about what pastors should consider as they prepare for Sunday.
John Piper talks about how to replace doctrinal confusion with conviction.
John Piper says pastors need to test their hearts as they consider what to preach.
John Piper shares some of the reasoning behind using video-recorded sermons in corporate worship.
John Piper says to draw as much as you can out of a passage, but then to be honest about the rest.
John Piper says that a preacher should consider his hearers' needs, be himself, and pray.
John Piper talks about how he chooses what books of the Bible to preach from.
John Piper mentions who he is reading and how each helps his study of John.
John Piper says that expository preaching is about exposing a text's meaning, and stories have meaning.
John Piper looks to Paul's words to Timothy for how to view preaching.
John Piper wants to be careful to criticize himself before criticizing another.
John Piper says that every Christian sermon should point to Jesus somehow.
John Piper describes his method of sermon preparation, but doesn't recommend it for other preachers.
John Piper preached to 60,000 students in the Georgia Dome for Passion 2013.
John Piper shares about his takeaways from Passion 2013 and offers one particular lesson for everyone involved in leading student ministries.
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?
“No pastor lives up to what he preaches. If he does, he is preaching too low.” You wrote that on Twitter a few years back, Pastor John. How does a pastor think through this? Talk to the pastor who is preaching high, and feels overwhelmed and burdened because of it. Is this a healthy tension for him to feel?
In Episode 49 John Piper talks about why he uses hand gestures while preaching.
In Episode 50 John Piper says, “Preaching, to me, is expository exultation. Expository means I am explaining things. I want to make them clear. And so my hands are trying to do in the air what I am saying with my mouth.”
In Episode 54 Pastor John talks about Christian communication, including the relationship between God’s sovereignty and our creativity with words.
In Episode 56 someone asks if men reading biblical commentaries written by women violates Paul’s instruction 1 Timothy 2:12.
In Episode 74, John Piper talks about the weighty responsibility of teaching the Bible.