Our Move to Tennessee and New Projects
Jun 13, 2013
Pastor John reflects on his move to Tennessee — both his motives for moving and the projects he hopes to accomplish while living there.
Adjusting to Life in the Country
Jun 14, 2013
While God calls us to spend most of our time in the thick of regular life and ministry, occasional retreats are good for refreshing the soul.
Natural Disasters and Pastoral Ministry
Jun 17, 2013
When catastrophes hit, pastors should lead their churches toward a healthy response — filled with mourning and worship.
Tornados and Twitter Timing
Jun 18, 2013
In light of two regrettable tweets, Pastor John shares the lessons he learned about how, when, and where to speak online.
What Is Evil?
Jul 16, 2013
The heart of evil lies in its desire for other things above God. When evil looks out at all that is, it chooses creation over Creator.
If God Is Happy, Why Does He Seem Angry?
Jul 18, 2013
God delights in all of his works in the grand scope of God’s redemptive plan. But in the day-to-day sins and struggles of his image-bearers, God grieves.
Trayvon, Race, and Gospel Ministry (Special Episode)
Jul 20, 2013
In this special episode of APJ, Pastor John weighs into the non-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman.
Does James Say Not to Pursue Joy?
Sep 16, 2013
There is a time for everything. When confronted by our sin, sorrow is the appropriate reaction — the one that can lead to true repentance.
Do We Need Christian Role Models?
Sep 18, 2013
There are rich biblical grounds for saying, "Yes, believers do need role models in Christ." God has given us one another to imitate.
Should We Brag About Our Favorite Teachers?
Sep 19, 2013
Believers walk day by day as servants of others because their Savior is alive, their Father is King, the Spirit is present, and their reward is coming.
Can a Sinner Be Saved at Death?
Sep 20, 2013
The Lord can and will show mercy to sinners who repent in the eleventh hour. Yet, spiritual corpses who love their sin cannot raise themselves from the dead.
This Week’s Conference on C.S. Lewis
Sep 24, 2013
Pastor John gives a taste of the upcoming Desiring God National Conference, centered around C.S. Lewis.
Jesus’s Sheep Hear His Voice — What’s That Mean?
Sep 25, 2013
The mark of Jesus's sheep is that they hear and believe the saving word of the gospel preached to them.
What’s Your Process for Owning Truth?
Oct 1, 2013
We can know Scripture, and we can know the Scripture. Take the time to read and analyze, but leave plenty of time to experience it as well.
Zeal for God
Deadly or Indispensable?
Oct 10, 2013
The New Testament not only says that you can have a zeal and not be saved, but it also says that you cannot be saved without a zeal for God.
Dead To the World — What’s That?
Nov 5, 2013
Jesus surpasses whatever good the world has to offer. So rather than worship those good things, disciples of Jesus receive them as gifts.
Travel Updates and Prayer Requests
Nov 11, 2013
Pastor John talks about his plans to strengthen pastors in the Middle East and asks listeners to pray for strength.
God | Jesus | Bible
A Roundtable Discussion with John Piper, Tim Chester, and Doug Wilson.
Nov 12, 2013
Busy Pastors and Biblical Encounters, Part One
Nov 18, 2013
Academia affords more leisurely time to study the Bible, but the pastorate compels shepherds to find daily biblical nourishment daily to feed themselves and their flock.
Busy Pastors and Biblical Encounters, Part Two
Nov 19, 2013
How does God provide the food so that his appointed shepherds — time-pressured, busy pastors — can feed their flocks?
How Do You Prepare Sermons?
Dec 4, 2013
Although pastors should find their own rhythms for preparing sermons, the prayer remains the same: “God help me to see and say what’s really in your Word.”
Lessons from the Middle East
Dec 10, 2013
Pastor John relays lessons from his trip to the Middle East — The harvest is plentiful, the pastors need teachers, and God has opened the door for the gospel.
Muslims vs. Christians on the Sovereignty of God
Dec 11, 2013
Whereas Allah can act capriciously, the Bible assures believers that God’s sovereignty works in perfect harmony with his justice and love.
Where Did All These Calvinists Come From?
Dec 16, 2013
What factors led to the current rise in Calvinism? Where does Pastor John fit into the picture?