Episode 1286

I Will Die Young — How Do I Fight for Hope?

Topic: Death & Dying, Heaven & Hell
When the prognosis is an early death, how can we live in a courageous manner that honors God and refuses to be jaded toward him?
Episode 1285

My Friend Claims She’s Gay — What Do I Say?

Topic: Homosexuality
What do you say when a professing Christian is ready to embrace the gay lifestyle? Pastor John offers a place to start.
Episode 1284

How Do Introverts Guard Against Selfishness?

Topic: Spiritual Growth, Identity in Christ
Instead of seeing introversion as a fatalistic limitation, ask, “How can I make my peculiar personality bent a means of grace to others?”
Episode 1283

Why Is the Ministry Called ‘Desiring God’?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
Why did Pastor John name his book and ministry “Desiring God” instead of “Enjoying God,” “Delighting in God,” or “Rejoicing in God”?
Episode 1282

What Will Become of Christian Hedonism After You’re Gone?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
What will happen to Christian Hedonism in generations to come? Pastor John shares eight dangers for young Christian Hedonists.
Episode 1281

What Does Christian Hedonism Add to Reformed Theology?

Topic: Christian Hedonism, Church History
Christian Hedonism does not revise Reformed theology. Rather, it clarifies one of the central assumptions of Reformed theology.
Episode 1280

Should I Ever Go Through the Motions in Worship?

Topic: Corporate Worship, Life of Worship, Christian Hedonism
Is there an alternative between empty, duty-driven worship and spontaneous, joyful worship? Pastor John gives six marks of a middle way.
Episode 1279

Do I Need to ‘Hear from God’ Before I Make a Decision?

Topic: Wisdom
We all want to know we are making the right decisions. To decide wisely, do we need to hear from God beyond what he has already written?
Episode 1278

How Do I Respond to Blasphemous Thoughts?

Topic: Truth, Suffering
All of us experience harassing thoughts. Where do these thoughts come from? And how do we respond?
Episode 1277

Seven Ways This Podcast Will Kill Your Joy

Topic: Joy, Christian Hedonism, Bible Reading
This podcast could bring life and joy, or it could be a deadly weapon in the enemy’s hands. Pastor John explains how not to use Ask Pastor John.