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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.