Episode 1264

Does Premarital Pregnancy Nullify ‘Unequally Yoked’?

Topic: Marriage, Marriage & Family, Parenting
God clearly calls believers to marry only believers. But does a premarital pregnancy introduce an exception?
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Episode 1263

Why Does Piper Avoid Politics and What’s Trending?

Topic: Worldview & Culture
In general, Pastor John avoids talking about politics, breaking news, and hot trends. Why doesn’t he address such cultural issues more often?
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Episode 1262

Why Does John Piper Journal?

Topic: Life of the Mind, Sanctification & Growth
God does not require any of us to keep a journal. But journaling may help some of us see Christ, love Christ, and become like Christ.
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Episode 1261

Does Depression Disqualify a Pastor?

Topic: Pastoral Ministry, Depression
At what point, if any, does depression or joylessness disqualify a pastor from ministry? Pastor John gives several factors to consider.
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Episode 1260

When You Sin at Home: Learning to Pause and Repent

Topic: Parenting, Repentance, Killing Sin
Many of us spend our days running around with few breaks. So how do we repent of our sins when we find it hard to pause even for a moment?
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Episode 1259

How John Piper Became a ‘Christian Hedonist’

Topic: Christian Hedonism
How does our passion for happiness fit with God’s passion for glory? Pastor John lived with this tension for years, until he found Christian Hedonism.
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Episode 1258

Are We Fighting Against Sin or for Joy?

Topic: Killing Sin, Sin
Should we focus on fighting against our sin? Or should we focus on fighting for pleasure in God, which will in turn kill our sin?
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Episode 1257

Should We Raise Our Hands in Worship?

Topic: Corporate Worship
Should we lift our hands during musical worship, or keep them in our pockets? Pastor John shares some principles from Scripture and his own experience.
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Episode 1256

How to Raise Children in a Pornographic Culture

Topic: Pornography, Parenting
What can parents do to protect their children from pornography? Pastor John shares eleven ways to guard our families.
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Episode 1255

My Funding Dried Up — Is This My Sign to Leave the Ministry?

Topic: World Missions, Money, Church Planting
If my funding dries up, is this God’s sign that I should leave the mission field? Pastor John suggests three ways to interpret a lack of funding.
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