How Has C. S. Lewis Influenced You?
May 3, 2013
Lewis awakened a teenage pastor John to the wonder of the world. He taught him that rigorous logic and romantic language can go together.
How Did Lewis Prepare You for Edwards?
May 8, 2013
C.S. Lewis build conceptual categories for John Piper. Jonathan Edwards set the content on fire with Bible.
Appreciating Creation While Anticipating New Creation
May 9, 2013
C.S. Lewis can help us see the beauty of the creation around us because he knew that this beauty points us to the more satisfying Creator.
Was C.S. Lewis a Christian Hedonist?
May 10, 2013
Lewis has helped Pastor John shape what he calls Christian Hedonism, but does he believe that C.S. Lewis was himself a Christian Hedonist?
Was Chris Broussard Right?
May 16, 2013
God will condemn homosexual practice just as he does thievery and greed. All our broken desires deserve God’s wrath as their punishment.
Explain Your New Poem “Grace Forfeited”
May 17, 2013
In this special edition, John Piper explains the meaning and motive of his poem, “Grace Forfeited.”
On Pastors Who Use Churches as Studios
Jun 3, 2013
God may choose to extend the influence of a pastor beyond the church doors, but his call remains the same: Faithfully feed your flock.
Who Has Been Most Influential in Your Life?
Jun 7, 2013
Pastor John shares his personal list of influencers — people who contributed significantly to shaping his mind.
For Christian Loners
Jun 11, 2013
Pastor John encourages Christian loners — even those who have been hurt by the church — to pursue God in Christ-exalting friendships.
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.