Episode 1916

John Piper’s Conversion Story

Education & Ministry
The book of Romans interprets life — and it also transforms life. Pastor John shares how Romans has shaped him, from conversion to the pastorate.
Episode 1915

How to Glorify God in Business Success

Work & Vocation
How can a Christian business leader speak about his success in a way that makes God, not him, look great?
Episode 1914

Is Venting the Same as Complaining?

Is there really a difference between complaining about our problems and venting about them — or are we just kidding ourselves?
Episode 1913

Christian Hedonism in Two Minutes

Christian Hedonism
What is the simplest, shortest definition of Christian Hedonism? Pastor John explains in two minutes why pursuing joy in God is essential to the Christian life.
Episode 1912

How Does Childbirth Save Women?

Women, Wives & Mothers
Women, Paul says, “will be saved through childbearing.” How does childbirth save women — and what about women who never have children of their own?
Episode 1911

I’m Stuck in Sexual Sin — Should I Excommunicate Myself?

Sexual Purity
Those who play the victim to their sexual lusts act like slaves, like dogs eating their vomit, like washed pigs rolling in mud. But in Christ, they don’t have to stay that way.
Episode 1910

1 Percent of a Book Can Change Your Life

Life of the Mind
Even if you remember only one sentence of a book, that one sentence can create an immeasurable moment, a flash of insight that shapes you forever.
Episode 1909

Is ‘De-Gendering’ a Sin?

Identity in Christ
What might Scripture say to a woman who desperately wants to become a man? Pastor John offers six reasons why attempting to “de-gender” is a tragic act of sin.
Episode 1908

Are Christians Obligated to Vote?

Social Issues
Are Christians who have the opportunity to vote obligated to do so — or can we abstain from the whole process for righteous reasons?
Episode 1907

Why Christians Don’t Need Holy Shrines

The Gospel, Prayer
Seven times in the book of Hebrews, the author captures the heart of Christianity in a simple, wonderful command: draw near.