Who Is In Charge of Your @JohnPiper Twitter Account?
Jan 2, 2010
John Piper shares why and how he maintains his Twitter account, and what he watches out for.
What Are Your Thoughts on Halloween?
Jan 5, 2010
Christians are willing to run the risk of attachment to the world in order to be biblically faithful in witness.
Can You Give Some Advice to Those Who Know Others Seeking to Remarry or Divorce?
Jan 9, 2010
John Piper says showing empathy and sharing truth are essential for ministering to others.
How Does the Bible Orient Us Around the Glory of God?
Jan 12, 2010
John Piper says Scripture presents the glory of God as the goal of all existence and the hope of believers.
Is It Ever Appropriate to Call Out Prosperity Gospel Teachers By Name?
Jan 16, 2010
John Piper wants to be careful to criticize himself before criticizing another.
How Do I Deal With Christian Parents Who Don't Acknowledge That They Abused Me?
Jan 19, 2010
John Piper says we must ultimately leave justice to God and forgive one another.
Why Do I Need Other People If I Already Have Jesus?
Jan 23, 2010
John Piper explains why isolating yourself from others is not a good idea.
Does Everything That Happens Glorify God As Much As Possible?
Jan 26, 2010
John Piper says everything will glorify God to the max when all is said and done.
What Do You Do to Relax and Unwind?
Feb 2, 2010
John Piper describes what his weekly day of rest looks like.
The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy, Q & A
Desiring God 2010 Conference for Pastors
Feb 3, 2010
These are the questions that were asked of our speakers during the final session of the conference. Listen to the audio to hear their answers. To Sam Storms and John Piper: Is there one key C. S. Lewis insight that…
Should Churches Train Their Own Ministers, or Should They Be Sent to Seminary?
Feb 6, 2010
John Piper says church-based training and seminary training are both good options.
How Would You Offer Hope to Someone Who Is Addicted to Cutting Himself?
Feb 9, 2010
John Piper says a simple hug can minister significant hope to others.
What Is Your Vision for Desiring God for the Next 25 Years?
Feb 13, 2010
John Piper wants Desiring God to be free to spread for as long as God can use our resources.
Can I Go Into Missions Without a College Degree?
Feb 16, 2010
John Piper says a college degree neither makes nor breaks a person's missionary potential.
What's the Difference Between Confidence and Presumption When It Comes to Taking Risks for God?
Feb 20, 2010
John Piper explains how motivation can determine whether or not a risk will glorify God.
Do You Accept "Old Earth" and Evolution?
Feb 23, 2010
John Piper sees two viable, biblical interpretations of what happened in Creation.
How Important Is It for Preachers to Preach Christ From Every Text of Scripture?
Mar 2, 2010
John Piper says that every Christian sermon should point to Jesus somehow.
If Your Pastor Asked You Not to Talk About the Doctrines of Grace, What Would You Do?
Mar 6, 2010
John Piper encourages clear communication and patience when there are doctrinal differences.
What Happens to Infants Who Die?
Mar 9, 2010
John Piper explains why he believes all infants who die go to heaven.
Do You Think Our Generation Relies on Extra-Biblical Literature Too Much?
Mar 13, 2010
John Piper thinks all generations could love and pore over the Bible more.
How Does an Intellectually Struggling Christian Deal With the Seeming Concrete Differences Between the Synoptic Gospels?
Mar 16, 2010
John Piper says it helps to view the Gospels as portraits, not photographs, of Jesus.
If a Person Drinks or Smokes, Does That Mean They're Not a Christian?
Mar 20, 2010
John Piper says you can't draw a straight line between drinking and smoking and being a Christian.
Why Don't Other Elders Preach At Bethlehem?
Mar 23, 2010
John Piper explains why Bethlehem has several campuses and why he remains the primary preacher.
Have You Ever Seen a Vision or Spoken In Tongues?
Mar 27, 2010
John Piper says he has never, in one sense, had a vision; and yet he always has them.
What Do You Think of Christians Taking Antidepressants?
Mar 30, 2010
John Piper says that getting help from physical means doesn't have to imply a lack of trust in God.
Do Christians Have Permission to Pray Imprecatory Prayers?
Apr 3, 2010
John Piper says there may be a place for imprecatory prayer, but the clear call is to love our enemies.
How Do I Boast Only In Christ When Applying for a Job?
Apr 6, 2010
John Piper identifies two types of boasting and how we can turn both to God.
Did the Death of Jesus Accomplish Anything for the Non-Elect?
Apr 10, 2010
John Piper believes every grace was bought by Christ—but there's a catch.
What Jesus Demands from the World, Q&A
Desiring God 2010 Regional Conference
Apr 10, 2010
This session is only available in audio and video.
How Would You Respond to Someone Who Thinks Whites Are Superior to Other Races By God's Design?
Apr 13, 2010
John Piper says we must try to understand a person's heart before answering their arguments.
Could a Pastor At Bethlehem Have Voted for Obama?
Apr 17, 2010
John Piper says it's not impossible to vote for someone who has policies you disagree with.
If God Wants Me to Be Happy, Why Do I Have So Much Suffering?
Apr 20, 2010
John Piper says God arranges our circumstances to help make us happier in him.
Has God Predetermined Every Tiny Detail In the Universe, Including Sin?
Apr 24, 2010
John Piper shows how the Bible attributes absolutely everything to God, even the worst of sins.
At What Point Should I Share the Gospel With My Neighbor?
May 1, 2010
John Piper says that having a loving and discerning heart is the best evangelistic strategy.
Why Is Homosexuality Wrong?
May 4, 2010
John Piper explains how homosexuality, like other sins, distorts God's good design for his creatures.
Is It Okay to Drink Alcohol?
May 8, 2010
John Piper clarifies that alcohol can be OK, but also that this isn’t always the case.
Is It Important to Have Your Parents' Blessing in Marriage?
May 11, 2010
John Piper says it is important to have your parents' blessing, but not absolutely necessary.
Is It Important for Me to Become a Member of My Local Church?
May 18, 2010
John Piper says it is biblical to commit yourself to a local church body.
What Do You Think About Contemplative Prayer?
May 22, 2010
John Piper says Scripture commends thoughtful and reflective prayer.
What Is a Wife's Responsibility In Solving Marital Conflict?
May 25, 2010
John Piper says a wife is to prayerfully and humbly bring her perspective to her husband.
What Should We Teach About Creation?
Jun 1, 2010
John Piper lists three things about creation that are clear in the Bible and should be taught.
Is Christianity Biased Toward Book Lovers?
Jun 5, 2010
John Piper says Christianity is biased toward those who appreciate written revelation.
Should I Become a Pastor If My Wife Isn't Saved?
Jun 8, 2010
John Piper thinks it would be very difficult to bear the burdens of ministry alongside an unbelieving wife.
Does God Get More Glory If People Have Free Will?
Jun 12, 2010
John Piper says complete human autonomy doesn't glorify God more.
Is God's Plan of Salvation a Failure Since So Many People Are Going to Hell?
Jun 15, 2010
John Piper says God is accomplishing his plan perfectly, even though we can't always see how.
Should I Find a New Church If Mine Won't Support Me In Missions?
Jun 19, 2010
John Piper says if your church doesn't support you in missions, find out why.
Is It Okay for Mothers to Work Full-Time Outside of the Home?
Jun 22, 2010
John Piper says that mothering is full-time ministry.
What Is Your Favorite Hymn?
Jun 26, 2010
John Piper says that there are some old hymns that are very special to him, and he also likes many of the new gospel-centered hymns.
What Do You Do When Different Generations In Your Church Have Different Opinions About How to Do Ministry?
Jul 3, 2010
John Piper says that older leaders should give freedom in ministry to younger people who have the same core vision, and that younger people should be careful to listen to the advice of the older generation.
What Has Been Your Biggest Spiritual Struggle and How Did You Get Victory?
Jul 6, 2010
John Piper says that his biggest struggle has been prideful frustration which leads to anger.
If You Could Say One Thing to the Next Generation of Church Leaders, What Would It Be?
Jul 10, 2010
John Piper stresses the crucial and timeless importance of keeping the Bible central to everything.
What Cautions Do You Have for the New Reformed Movement?
Jul 13, 2010
John Piper encourages Christians to value theology as a means for knowing God, without making theology God.
How Do You Avoid Forgetting Scripture That You've Memorized?
Jul 17, 2010
John Piper urges Christians to memorize and review a cluster of helpful Scripture passages.
When Should You Confront Someone About Their Sin?
Jul 20, 2010
John Piper says that it takes spiritual wisdom and discernment to determine whether you should confront someone over sinful behavior.
How Do You Prepare Your Sermons?
Jul 24, 2010
John Piper describes his method of sermon preparation, but doesn't recommend it for other preachers.
Should Christians Be Willing to Read the Books of Other Religions?
Jul 27, 2010
John Piper says that it is not necessary for Christians to investigate the literature of other religions in order to be confident of the truth of Christianity.
If You Could Redo One Thing In Your Life, What Might It Be?
Aug 3, 2010
John Piper says that working hard to have a better marriage is a worthy endeavor, with its own unique reward.
Are Christians Under the Ten Commandments?
Aug 7, 2010
John Piper says that the experience of justification should change our approach to personal ethics.
What Must Someone Believe in Order to Be Saved?
Aug 10, 2010
John Piper says that there are a cluster of things that someone must believe in order to be saved.
Is the Holy Spirit Underemphasized In Evangelical Circles?
Aug 14, 2010
John Piper says that sometimes our prayers go unanswered because we do not avail ourselves of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
How Should Miraculous Gifts Be Used In the Church?
Aug 17, 2010
John Piper says that while some reformed groups make room for the expression of the miraculous gifts during Sunday morning corporate worship, at Bethlehem these gifts are best ministered in small groups.
Is It Okay for Christians to Enjoy Art Produced By Unbelievers?
Aug 21, 2010
John Piper exhorts us to test our hearts about why we watch the movies that we watch.
Where and How Did You Learn to Preach?
Aug 24, 2010
John Piper says that good preachers can't be created by a course on homiletics, but through being set ablaze by the content of Scripture.
In What Ways Do You Hope the Church Will Grow During Your 8 Month Leave?
Aug 28, 2010
John Piper says that he is hoping for revival, and for the church to become less dependent on him and more dependent on God.
Speaker Panel with Piper, Anyabwile, Chan, and Mohler
Desiring God 2010 National Conference
Oct 2, 2010
The following is a lightly edited transcription of a panel discussion held on October 2, 2010, at the Desiring God National Conference, where the chapters of this book were originally delivered. David Mathis’s questions are in italics. The greatest object…
Q & A with Tim Keller, 1
Can you give us a sneak peek at your upcoming book, <em>King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus?</em>
Dec 15, 2010
Q & A with Tim Keller, 10
How does a pastor encourage his church to do justice in the community?
Dec 16, 2010
Q & A with Tim Keller, 8
How do you build generous justice into the DNA of a church plant?
Dec 16, 2010