Episode 1726

What Is an Idol?

Indwelling Sin
The Bible describes idols as actual objects people worship, but today many use the language of “idolatry” more broadly. So what is an idol?
Episode 1725

Is Sanctification the Pursuit of Perfection?

Pursuit of Holiness
In our pursuit to be holy as God is holy, how do we move past our failures to obey without feeling condemned in the process?
Episode 1724

What Desiring God Wants to Be Known For

Christian Hedonism
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Episode 1723

End-of-Life Medical Intervention — or Not?

Death & Dying, Disease & Sickness
God may use medicine to lengthen our lives, but he will always use habits of grace, like prayer and Bible reading, to sustain our faith in suffering.
Episode 1722

Why Is Christmas Precious to You?

The Birth of Christ
We miss the miracle of what Christmas is if we forget why Christmas happened: God the Son became man — to die in our place.
Episode 1721

History Ended at Christmas

Christmas is not just another bend in the river of redemptive history. Christmas marks the end of the river and the arrival of the ocean.
Episode 1720

Do the Non-Elect Have a Chance to Repent?

The Sovereignty of God
The Bible teaches both the absolute sovereignty of God and the genuine accountability of man. And nowhere are they considered contradictory.
Episode 1719

Is It Normal to Have a Divided Heart?

Pursuit of Holiness
No Christian consistently longs for God, which is one reason God gives us prayers like Psalm 86:11: “Unite my heart to fear your name.”
Episode 1718

The God Who Brings Us into Everlasting Pleasure

Christian Hedonism
Those who live for joy in God now will possess joy in God forever. And until then, God pledges his protection over body and soul, through life and death.
Episode 1717

Can We Really Give God More or Less Glory?

The Glory of God
Christians sometimes talk about giving God “some” glory, “more” glory, or “most” glory, but are those really biblical categories?