What Would You Say to a Pastor Who Is Considering Blogging?
Oct 6, 2008
John Piper has three questions for any potential blogger to consider.
Are We Free to Use Any Means Necessary, Except for Sinful Ones, to Reach the Lost?
Oct 8, 2008
John Piper says we should look beyond what is merely not sinful and pursue means that are also wise.
Does Having a Blog Affect Your Ministry?
Oct 10, 2008
John Piper explains why and how he writes for the DG blog.
Are You Opposed to People Owning Guns?
Oct 13, 2008
John Piper explains why he doesn't keep a gun in his house.
How Can Watching a Documentary About Insects Be a Worship Experience?
Oct 15, 2008
John Piper talks about displays of God's beauty and intelligence in creation that ought to inspire worship.
As a Pastor, How Do You Avoid Micromanaging Your Church?
Oct 17, 2008
John Piper recommends two things to relieve pastors from feeling like they always need to second-guess their staff.
Is It Important for the Sake of Community That a Church Have Only One Service?
Oct 20, 2008
John Piper considers the essence of biblical church community and its implications on how to handle church growth.
What Would You Say to a Couple Who Feel Very Differently About the Direction Their Life Should Take?
Oct 22, 2008
John Piper clarifies what it means for a husband to lead and tells how the Lord can work to unite a couple in their calling.
What Would You Say to a Pastor Who Wants to Rush His Preaching of a Book of the Bible Just to Be Done With It?
Oct 24, 2008
John Piper says pastors need to test their hearts as they consider what to preach.
Why Do You Treat Natural Evil and Moral Evil Differently?
Oct 27, 2008
John Piper distinguishes the evils of hurricanes and heresies in two ways.
What Have You Learned About God In the Last Year?
Oct 29, 2008
John Piper shares what has come together for him recently in his understanding of God.
What Does the Seeming Lack of Clarity In the Book of James Say About God?
Oct 31, 2008
John Piper says that God has made some parts of Scripture difficult to understand in order to protect them.
Should Ministries Offer Their Online Media for Free?
Nov 3, 2008
John Piper explains why freely offering your media can be a good idea.
How Is the Statement "God Is Most Glorified In Us When We Are Most Satisfied In Him" True for Those Who Won't Be Saved?
Nov 5, 2008
John Piper talks about how God gets glory for himself from every human being, believer or not.
What Would You Say to a Young Man Who Is Considering Sleeping With His Girlfriend?
Nov 7, 2008
John Piper gives four reasons for why premarital sex isn't worth it.
Who Was Your Source of Encouragement During Your Early Years of Ministry?
Nov 10, 2008
John Piper recalls three men who helped steady him with Scripture in his first years at Bethlehem.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Video Preaching In the Church?
Nov 12, 2008
John Piper shares some of the reasoning behind using video-recorded sermons in corporate worship.
How Could David Say to God—After Sleeping With Uriah's Wife and Then Killing Him—"Against You and You Only Have I Sinned"?
Nov 14, 2008
John Piper explains that all sin is ultimately an assualt on the glory of God.
What Can I Do to Regain Confidence In Prayer?
Nov 17, 2008
John Piper says that confidence in prayer doesn't come from seeing it answered.
What Do You Hope Will Be the Lasting Effect of "Spectacular Sins"?
Nov 19, 2008
John Piper expresses his aim in writing a book about the sovereignty of God over sin.
Why Did You Dedicate Spectacular Sins to Joseph?
Nov 21, 2008
John Piper says that Joseph's life typifies God's intentions for human sin.
How Can Evil Have a Good Purpose?
Nov 24, 2008
John Piper explains how God's power over evil is also our greatest comfort when dealing with it.
Why Does God Allow Satan to Live?
Nov 26, 2008
John Piper says that Satan unwittingly helps us glorify God.
What Was the Most Spectacular Sin Ever Committed?
Nov 28, 2008
John Piper tells why he thinks Judas' betrayal is the biggest sin ever.
How Did God Make Evil Commit Suicide At the Cross?
Dec 1, 2008
John Piper says that Satan wittingly killed himself when he killed Christ.
What Is the Antidote for Wimpy Christianity?
Dec 3, 2008
John Piper says we need steel in our spines if we hope to endure in this life.
How Does Talk About the Grandeur and Glory of God Heal a Bruised Heart?
Dec 5, 2008
John Piper says we hurt people if we only give them soft answers to the hard questions of suffering.
How Does Abortion Relate to Spreading a Passion for the Supremacy of God In All Things?
Dec 8, 2008
John Piper says that knitting babies is God's work, and we shouldn't mess with that.
Should a Pastor Skip Teaching Some Passages Because He Lacks Confidence In His Own Interpretation?
Dec 10, 2008
John Piper says to draw as much as you can out of a passage, but then to be honest about the rest.
What Is the Difference Between Good and Bad Self-Promotion?
Dec 12, 2008
John Piper says that self-promotion must die for the sake of promoting God.
What Did Christmas Day Look Like In Your Home As Your Kids Grew Up?
Dec 15, 2008
John Piper describes the peculiar and the more popular ways that his family celebrates Christ's birth.
How Can We Keep Christmas Giving Christ-Centered, Especially With Young Kids?
Dec 17, 2008
John Piper explains how he and Noël have sought to keep Christ central at Christmas.
How Should a Husband and Wife Manage Having Opposite Sex-Drives?
Dec 19, 2008
John Piper says that sex—or no sex—is an occasion for serving your spouse.
How Can I Long to Be Married Without Obsessing About It?
Dec 22, 2008
John Piper says we handle strong desire best by desiring God more.
Are Short-Term Mission Trips Worth Doing?
Dec 24, 2008
John Piper is for short-term missions, most of the time.
What Does It Mean Practically to Keep the Sabbath Holy?
Dec 26, 2008
John Piper reminds us that God wants us to set aside time each week to rest and to reverence his name.
Can My Ministry Flourish In an Arminian Environment Even Though I Hold to Reformed Theology?
Dec 29, 2008
John Piper says that flourishing can happen even when a pastor and his people aren't simultaneously on the same page.
What Can I Say to My Christian Friend Who Just Got Engaged to a Non-Christian?
Dec 31, 2008
John Piper says that our love for Jesus should control our love for another, not the other way around.
How Would You Encourage a Burned-Out Pastor?
Jan 2, 2009
John Piper mentions five approaches to helping a struggling shepherd.
In What Way Is It Okay to Lower Our Standards In Order to Fill Church Leadership Roles?
Jan 5, 2009
John Piper explains that some leadership qualifications are relative and can be adjusted when necessary.
Does It Matter Whether We're Cremated or Buried?
Jan 7, 2009
John Piper explains why he thinks burial is best.
Does the Bible Allow for Divorce In the Case of Adultery?
Jan 9, 2009
John Piper explains why he believes there is no warrant for divorce anywhere in the Bible.
How Do You Decide What to Preach At Weddings?
Jan 12, 2009
John Piper says that any biblical truth can be a marriage sermon.
Does It Matter Which Person of the Trinity We Pray To?
Jan 14, 2009
John Piper says that we should follow the New Testament's pattern for prayer.
How Does the Spiritual Diversity Among Your Listeners Affect Your Preaching?
Jan 16, 2009
John Piper says that a preacher should consider his hearers' needs, be himself, and pray.
How Is Trying to Stop Abortion Different From Physically Intervening to Stop Child Abuse?
Jan 19, 2009
John Piper says that physical intervention is probably legitimate, but probably not effective.
What Should I Do If I Want to Tithe, but My Unbelieving Husband Doesn't?
Jan 21, 2009
John Piper explains how a wife can handle money in a way that respects God and her husband.
Are There Any Books of the Bible That You Have Purposefully Avoided In Preaching?
Jan 23, 2009
John Piper talks about how he chooses what books of the Bible to preach from.
What Do You Think About Single People Adopting?
Jan 26, 2009
John Piper says that motivation is a major factor in whether you should adopt.
How Would You Counsel Someone Who Blames Their Temptations on God's Sovereignty?
Jan 28, 2009
John Piper says that God's sovereignty over sin doesn't make it any less wicked.
Who Should Consider Going on Short-Term Missions Trips?
Jan 30, 2009
John Piper says that every American Christian should do short term missions.
What Can Parents Do to Keep From Having Favorites Among Their Children?
Feb 2, 2009
John Piper has three thoughts on how to love your kids like God does his.
What Is the Vision for Short-Term Missions At Your Church?
Feb 4, 2009
John Piper mentions three desires behind doing short-term missions.
Is It Biblical to Think That Physical Attraction Must Be a Component of a Godly Marriage?
Feb 6, 2009
John Piper says spouses should focus mainly on cultivating attractive spirits, not attractive bodies.
How Can I Know If My Repentance Is Genuine?
Feb 9, 2009
John Piper talks about where true assurance of salvation comes from.
How Is a Church Bookstore Different Than the Tables Jesus Turned in the Temple?
Feb 11, 2009
John Piper says that the exploitation of worshipers, not simply selling to them, is what made Jesus mad.
How Should God's Willingness to Divorce In Jeremiah 3:8 Affect Our View of Divorce?
Feb 13, 2009
John Piper says that God talks in terms of divorce only so that he can take it back.
Would Jesus Spank a Child?
Feb 16, 2009
John Piper explains why he believes it's God-like and healthy to spank.
Did the Old Testament Jews Believe In a Triune God?
Feb 18, 2009
John Piper says that our understanding of God's plurality has become clearer over time.
How Does a Christian Do His Very Best In an Atmosphere Where One Person's Success Means Another's Failure?
Feb 20, 2009
John Piper says that different spheres of life call for different guiding principles.
How Would You Counsel Someone Who Is Angry At God for Creating Them?
Feb 23, 2009
John Piper suggests three ways to help sufferers trust in God.
Can I Pray With a Muslim If We're Addressing Our Prayers to a Common Creator?
Feb 25, 2009
John Piper says we must be clear about why we pray in Jesus' name.
How Should a Couple Considering Marriage Deal With Sexual Sins From Previous Relationships?
Feb 27, 2009
John Piper says that all sin should be given to God first and then spoken about openly with your spouse-to-be.
What Is the Right Way to Be Rich?
Mar 2, 2009
John Piper says it's OK but dangerous to be the channel of much money.
If There Is Nothing Specifically Wrong With My Church, but I Feel Like I've Stopped Growing, Is That a Good Enough Reason to Look for Another One?
Mar 4, 2009
John Piper says that a lack of growth isn't always your church's fault.
How Do You Define the Sin of Taking the Lord's Name In Vain?
Mar 6, 2009
John Piper says that misusing God's name is more a matter of the heart than the tongue.
What Were Some Practical Things You Did to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking?
Mar 9, 2009
John Piper shares about how God freed him from his inability to speak in public.
Why Would Anyone Risk Conceiving a Child Who Could Easily End Up As an Enemy of God Being Tormented for Eternity?
Mar 11, 2009
John Piper says that the hope of a child going to heaven outweighs the fear of hell.
How Should Teenagers Handle Relationships With the Opposite Sex?
Mar 13, 2009
John Piper says to avoid pairing off until you're ready for marriage.
What Is the Gospel Coalition, and Why Are You Part of It?
Mar 16, 2009
John Piper shares some of the history and vision of the Gospel Coalition.
Why Can't We Get Any Straight Answers From Christianity?
Mar 18, 2009
John Piper says that the complexities of Christian faith shouldn't make us forget or reject the many clear and glorious truths.
What Books Are You Using in Your Sermon Preparations As You Go Through the Gospel of John?
Mar 20, 2009
John Piper mentions who he is reading and how each helps his study of John.
What Do You Think of Casting Lots to Determine God's Will?
Mar 23, 2009
John Piper explains why casting lots should only be used very rarely.
What Is God's Purpose In Preventing Believers From Understanding Certain Truths In His Word?
Mar 25, 2009
John Piper says that God has good reasons for sometimes keeping us in the dark.
Should Our Love for God Be More Like the Love Between a Child and a Father or the Love Between Two Lovers?
Mar 27, 2009
John Piper says we should seek biblical proportions in how we relate to God.
Should Pastors Have to Go Through a Certain Amount of Schooling?
Mar 30, 2009
John Piper says pastors need a certain level of education, which isn't the same as schooling.
What Is Your Book Finally Alive About, and What Insights Did You Gain While Writing It?
Apr 1, 2009
John Piper shares how our understanding of the new birth affects evangelism.
Why Was God So Harsh In the Old Testament but More Forgiving In the New?
Apr 3, 2009
John Piper says that ever since the coming of Christ the world is in a window of mercy. But it won't last forever.
Is the Jesus In Revelation the Same As the Jesus In the Gospels?
Apr 6, 2009
John Piper says Scripture is consistent: Jesus is terribly just towards sinners and tenderly merciful towards those who repent.
How Did You Do Family Devotions When Your Kids Were Real Little?
Apr 8, 2009
John Piper talks about how he trained his children in private and family devotions.
If the Angels Could Sin and Fall, How Can We Be Sure This Won't Happen to Us Sometime In Eternity?
Apr 10, 2009
John Piper says we can have assurance that no one saved by Christ will ever fall again.
How Do We Know Which Scriptures Are Applicable Today and Which Should Be Considered Culturally Irrelevant?
Apr 13, 2009
John Piper offers three criteria for understanding how biblical commands apply to us.
How Do I Know If God Is Calling Me to Be a Pastor?
Apr 15, 2009
John Piper identifies four things that should be present for aspiring pastors.
How Do I Heal My Heart From a Husband Who Cheated on Me?
Apr 17, 2009
John Piper says that full healing requires both gutsiness and graciousness.
Is It Possible to Restore a Pastor Who Has Sinned Sexually?
Apr 20, 2009
John Piper says a repentant pastor can be restored, but he shouldn't presume upon it.
What Passages In Scripture Say That Jesus Never Sinned?
Apr 22, 2009
John Piper, with a little help, names a few passages that testify to Christ's spotlessness.
What Is the Responsibility of Church Leaders to Committed Regular Attenders Who Are Not Members?
Apr 24, 2009
John Piper says that non-members miss out on the best pastoral care.
How Should Christian Friends Respond to a Friend Who Has Entered a Homosexual Relationship and Moved to a Church That Accepts It?
Apr 27, 2009
John Piper recommends "holy ostracism" as a way to restore compromising Christians.
Can I Still Be a Christian If I Don't Believe That God Loves Himself Above All?
Apr 29, 2009
John Piper says that if his theology in your head makes God damnable to you, then don't believe it...yet.
What Are Your Feelings About Hellfire and Brimstone Preaching?
May 1, 2009
John Piper argues that we must preach hell, but we must preach it broken-heartedly.
How Is It That Our Sins Are Forgiven In Christ and Yet We Must Give an Account to God on the Last Day for How We Lived?
May 4, 2009
John Piper says that our deeds in this life are evidence of, not grounds for our justification.
What Is "Arcing" and Why Is It Important?
May 6, 2009
John Piper gives an overview of arcing and says why he likes it so much.
Is It Okay to Be a Christian and Be Transgendered?
May 8, 2009
John Piper says we should delight in the sex God gave us, just as God does.