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Why Do We Give Christmas Gifts? 0:11:08 12/14/2018
What Should I Tell My Kids About Santa? 0:12:43 12/12/2018
How Do We Know Jesus Is the Messiah? 0:17:13 12/10/2018
I Will Die Young — How Do I Fight for Hope? 0:12:16 12/07/2018
My Friend Claims She’s Gay — What Do I Say? 0:09:58 12/05/2018
How Do Introverts Guard Against Selfishness? 0:11:04 12/03/2018
Why Is the Ministry Called ‘Desiring God’? 0:09:00 11/30/2018
What Will Become of Christian Hedonism After You’re Gone? 0:12:38 11/28/2018
What Does Christian Hedonism Add to Reformed Theology? 0:16:49 11/26/2018
Should I Ever Go Through the Motions in Worship? 0:11:25 11/23/2018
Do I Need to ‘Hear from God’ Before I Make a Decision? 0:10:32 11/21/2018
How Do I Respond to Blasphemous Thoughts? 0:13:39 11/19/2018
Seven Ways This Podcast Will Kill Your Joy 0:11:11 11/16/2018
What Comes First: My Obedience to Jesus or My Joy in Jesus? 0:09:26 11/14/2018
How Do I Pray for Healing and Honor God’s ‘No’? 0:11:01 11/12/2018
Does My Sexual Past Make Me Unsavable? 0:10:54 11/09/2018
Does Jesus Commend Dishonesty in Luke 16? 0:08:29 11/07/2018
How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering? 0:12:00 11/05/2018
Do Gender Roles Apply Beyond Marriage? 0:11:29 11/02/2018
What Is Union with Christ? 0:11:58 10/31/2018
Is It Sinful to Gamble on Fantasy Sports? 0:11:10 10/29/2018
How to Read the Bible for Teenagers 0:13:25 10/26/2018
How Do I Question Someone’s Salvation at the End of His Life? 0:12:48 10/24/2018
I Didn’t Treasure Christ When I First Believed — Was I Unsaved? 0:12:25 10/22/2018
My Girlfriend Is Pregnant — What Do I Do Next? 0:12:29 10/19/2018
Does Premarital Pregnancy Nullify ‘Unequally Yoked’? 0:09:17 10/17/2018
Why Does Piper Avoid Politics and What’s Trending? 0:14:51 10/15/2018
Why Does John Piper Journal? 0:14:09 10/12/2018
Does Depression Disqualify a Pastor? 0:10:33 10/10/2018
When You Sin at Home: Learning to Pause and Repent 0:08:12 10/08/2018
How John Piper Became a ‘Christian Hedonist’ 0:12:23 10/05/2018
Are We Fighting Against Sin or for Joy? 0:10:21 10/03/2018
Should We Raise Our Hands in Worship? 0:09:03 10/01/2018
How to Raise Children in a Pornographic Culture 0:11:09 09/28/2018
My Funding Dried Up — Is This My Sign to Leave the Ministry? 0:00:00 09/26/2018
What Part Does God Play in Positive Social Change? 0:00:00 09/24/2018
Should I Attend the Wedding of a Couple Already Living Together? 0:00:00 09/21/2018
How Do I Teach ‘Christian Hedonism’ to My Kids? 0:11:31 09/19/2018
Should I Ever Take an Action I Don’t ‘Have Peace’ About? 0:08:46 09/17/2018
Five Ways Jesus Changes Our Relationship to the Old Testament 0:12:33 09/14/2018
What Is the Place of Faith in My Unanswered Prayers? 0:10:55 09/12/2018
What Hope Does God Offer in My Depression? 0:15:37 09/10/2018
Ministering Without R.C. Sproul 0:09:41 09/07/2018
Real Sermons Are Not Lectures or Moral Stories 0:12:43 09/05/2018
How Do I Feed My Joy in Jesus Every Morning? 0:12:23 09/03/2018
How Do I Choose Good Books and Grow My Library? 0:13:46 08/31/2018
I Have Chronic Fatigue — How Do I Not Waste My Life? 0:10:31 08/29/2018
How Self-Esteem Ruins Bible Reading 0:07:30 08/27/2018
How Has Social Media Changed Bible Reading? 0:00:00 08/24/2018
Women of the Word: Reading the Bible for Ourselves 0:06:12 08/22/2018
Is It Wrong for Men to Have Long Hair? 0:13:13 08/20/2018
How Do We Respect Others While Rejecting Their False Beliefs? 0:11:56 08/17/2018
Piper’s Reflections After a Mainline Church Service 0:11:44 08/15/2018
What Can We Learn from the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon? 0:28:07 08/13/2018
Why Is My Child Disabled? 0:12:06 08/10/2018
Three Threats to the Joy of This Generation 0:11:24 08/08/2018
What’s the Point of My Life? 0:11:22 08/06/2018
John Piper’s Most-Used Promises 0:12:18 08/03/2018
How to Win the War for Morning Devotions 0:06:50 08/01/2018
The Miracle of Waiting Faithfully 0:05:23 07/30/2018
How Do I Cling to God — When Life Feels Easy? 0:05:44 07/27/2018
How Much Joy Can We Really Expect in This Life? 0:10:26 07/25/2018
Make War on Your Urge to Sulk 0:13:27 07/23/2018
When God Answers ‘No’ to Our Prayers 0:11:51 07/20/2018
How to Navigate Conversations About Sexual Identity 0:11:35 07/18/2018
Am I Less Human If I’m Sexually Unfulfilled? 0:11:08 07/16/2018
The Christian Debate over Sexual Identity 0:12:33 07/13/2018
Does God Want Me to Be Happy or Holy? 0:09:50 07/11/2018
Did Paul and Moses Prioritize Mission over Joy in God? 0:12:26 07/09/2018
Does John Piper Add (Joy) to the Gospel? 0:12:41 07/06/2018
Universalism Distorts the Grace of God 0:12:35 07/04/2018
Universalism Is ‘Alive and Well’ — How Do We Oppose It? 0:09:38 07/02/2018
Did C.S. Lewis Warn Against Christian Hedonism? 0:13:10 06/29/2018
What Does It Feel Like to See the Beauty of Christ? 0:15:06 06/27/2018
Is God Glorified in Those Who Reject Him? 0:11:29 06/25/2018
What 40-Year-Old David Platt Would Say to His 20-Year-Old Self 0:12:57 06/22/2018
Isn’t the Joy-Centered Life Just an Emotional Roller Coaster? 0:13:05 06/20/2018
How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life? 0:15:25 06/18/2018
Does Scripture Forbid Entrepreneurs from Raising Big Money? 0:13:09 06/15/2018
How Do I Overcome Crippling Self-Consciousness? 0:11:33 06/13/2018
Where Is Satan Most Visibly Active Today? 0:12:57 06/11/2018
A Word to Strengthen Parents of Disabled Children 0:11:36 06/08/2018
How Do I Overcome My Fear of Death? 0:10:33 06/06/2018
Should Christians Save for Retirement? 0:09:28 06/04/2018
Drug Users and Christian Hedonists — Aren’t Both Just Chasing the Next High? 0:11:28 06/01/2018
How Can We Tweet to the Glory of God? 0:14:23 05/30/2018
The Secret to Fighting Anxiety 0:08:18 05/28/2018
Should We Sing of God’s ‘Reckless Love’? 0:15:57 05/25/2018
Is My Joy Essential in Glorifying God? 0:10:49 05/23/2018
Reflections on the Seashells Sermon, 18 Years Later 0:18:30 05/21/2018
How Do I Know If a Sermon Is Too Long or Too Short? 0:09:06 05/18/2018
What Is the Place of Eloquence in Christian Preaching? 0:09:57 05/16/2018
How to Read the Bible — and Preach It 0:11:02 05/14/2018
Piper’s Six-Stage Process for Writing Books 0:11:31 05/11/2018
How Does God’s Sovereignty Not Violate Our Decision-Making? 0:12:57 05/09/2018
My Body: Friend or Foe? 0:13:20 05/07/2018
Isn’t God Most Glorified in Me When I Am Most Self-Giving? 0:12:38 05/04/2018
How to Keep Your Faith When You Lose Confidence in a Local Church 0:12:56 05/02/2018
Why Do We See So Few Miracles Today? 0:10:26 04/30/2018
Where the Gospel of Roman Catholicism Fails 0:12:29 04/27/2018
Do Paul’s Missions Leave Us with a Geographic Pattern to Follow? 0:11:31 04/25/2018
Why Will Some of Us Get Fewer Rewards in Heaven? 0:10:32 04/23/2018
Will Profanity Make Us More Relevant in Reaching Our Culture? 0:10:21 04/20/2018
Can We Skip the Parts of the New Testament Not in the Original Manuscripts? 0:11:53 04/18/2018
Do the Biblical Warnings Against Riches Apply to Most Americans? 0:12:31 04/16/2018
Have I Really Forgiven Someone If I Keep Remembering Their Wrong? 0:12:59 04/13/2018
How Do I Avoid the Pitfalls of Too Little Introspection and Too Much? 0:11:27 04/11/2018
When Do We Intervene in Other People’s Conflicts? 0:08:42 04/09/2018
Does the Bible Portray Women as Emotional and Men as Rational? 0:12:18 04/06/2018
How Do I Show Kindness to My Children and Expect Them to Obey? 0:14:23 04/04/2018
Is the Great Commission for Every Individual Christian? 0:11:04 04/02/2018
Does Reformed Theology Impede Racial Reconciliation? 0:12:12 03/30/2018
Dating: Good Jealousy and Bad 0:10:17 03/28/2018
Is It Sinful for My Husband and Me to Pray Against Pregnancy? 0:07:45 03/26/2018
Isn’t It Loving to My Family to Prepare for Doomsday? 0:10:35 03/23/2018
How to Climb the Corporate Ladder — for Jesus’s Sake 0:12:11 03/21/2018
My Midlife Crisis — and Counsel for Yours 0:13:40 03/19/2018
Sex-Abuse Allegations and the Egalitarian Myth 0:15:17 03/16/2018
When God Feels Distant, He May Want Us to Grow Up 0:11:34 03/14/2018
God’s Sovereign Plans Behind Your Most Unproductive Days 0:09:33 03/12/2018
How Do We Avoid Over-Thinking (or Under-Thinking) the Christian Life? 0:11:41 03/09/2018
Do Christians Carry More Emotional Stress Than Non-Christians? 0:11:12 03/07/2018
Christians Are Marrying Later — How Do I Wait in Faith? 0:12:01 03/05/2018
Will We Be Finally ‘Saved’ by Faith Alone? 0:15:42 03/02/2018
Do Reproductive Technologies Oppose God’s Design? 0:12:27 02/28/2018
In What Way Will Christians Judge Angels? 0:10:12 02/26/2018
Do Cessationists Miss Out on the Full Joys of Christianity? 0:09:21 02/23/2018
Can a Devout Roman Catholic Be Genuinely Born Again? 0:10:01 02/21/2018
On the Day Billy Graham Died 0:24:25 02/21/2018
How Does ‘Willful Sinning’ Threaten My Salvation? 0:11:29 02/19/2018
Isn’t Veganism Closer to God’s Original Design? 0:10:21 02/16/2018
In What Sense Did Christ Die for the Non-Elect? 0:10:56 02/14/2018
Avoiding Pride in a World of Selfie Sticks and Social Media Platforms 0:08:51 02/12/2018
Did Jesus Advocate Castration to Break Sex Addiction? 0:09:10 02/09/2018
How Important Is It to Confess My Sin to Someone Other Than God? 0:11:21 02/07/2018
Did Jesus Say I’d Be Healthier If My Faith Were Stronger? 0:09:12 02/05/2018
How Do I Fight Pride When Competing in School, Business, and Sports? 0:11:53 02/02/2018
Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust 0:13:12 01/31/2018
Following Christ Is Costly — But How Do You Count the Cost? 0:09:05 01/29/2018
“Let Your Light Shine” — Should I Instagram My Good Works? 0:13:13 01/26/2018
Is This Life Too Short to Determine Our Eternal Destiny? 0:10:57 01/24/2018
Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary? 0:08:56 01/22/2018
Does God’s Happiness Depend on Mine? 0:10:51 01/19/2018
What Value Is the Old Testament to the Christian Life? 0:10:46 01/17/2018
Does God Love the Non-Elect? 0:10:25 01/15/2018
Do Non-Christians Ever Please God? 0:09:55 01/12/2018
What’s Wrong with Dressing Immodestly for Attention? 0:12:17 01/10/2018
To Discouraged Pastors and Their Wives 0:13:34 01/08/2018
Why ‘Falling Out of Love’ Never Justifies Divorce 0:10:59 01/05/2018
Deep Bible Reading Strategies for the Tired and Busy 0:10:26 01/03/2018
A New Year, A New Bible Reading Plan 0:11:43 01/01/2018
I’m Retired and Want to Do Missions — What’s My First Step? 0:09:58 12/29/2017
Where Is Heaven Right Now? 0:09:50 12/27/2017
Why Did Jesus Need to ‘Learn Obedience’? 0:10:17 12/25/2017
Why Christmas Never Lives Up to the Buildup 0:12:57 12/22/2017
Do I Love God for His Gifts or for Who He Is? 0:11:16 12/20/2017
Did Jesus Diminish His Divine Power to Become Human? 0:12:00 12/18/2017
Keep Close to the Heart of Christmas 0:09:55 12/15/2017
To Live Is Christ — What Does That Mean? 0:09:53 12/13/2017
What Is the ‘Sin Not Leading to Death’ in 1 John 5? 0:09:31 12/11/2017
Can I Leave and Cleave If We Live with My Parents? 0:10:21 12/08/2017
How to Live Wisely in the End Times 0:08:53 12/06/2017
We Are Accountable for What We Know 0:09:03 12/04/2017
When Do Christians Resist a Government That Kills Its Citizens? 0:11:16 12/01/2017
To Whom Did Jesus Pay Our Ransom? 0:09:47 11/29/2017
Did Public Controversy over the Nashville Statement Hurt the Cause? 0:18:09 11/27/2017
Does Hebrews Tell Us to “Grow Up” Beyond the Gospel? 0:10:56 11/24/2017
How Do You Structure Your Prayer Life? 0:14:13 11/22/2017
Does God Decree Events He Doesn’t Want to Happen? 0:12:19 11/20/2017
How Do I Glorify God in My Job? 0:10:02 11/17/2017
How Do I Process Personal Criticism? 0:13:12 11/15/2017
Why Does Gossip Feel So Good? 0:11:19 11/13/2017
Am I Wrong to Prepare for a Nuclear Doomsday? 0:11:21 11/10/2017
Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic? 0:11:57 11/08/2017
How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment? 0:11:29 11/06/2017
The Dignity of Those with Dementia 0:10:47 11/03/2017
Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word 0:09:47 11/01/2017
How Do I Know If I’m Loving My Wife Well? 0:13:32 10/30/2017
Church Membership Has Left Me Relationally Jaded 0:10:54 10/27/2017
Is God a Megalomaniac? 0:14:35 10/25/2017
How Much of My Happiness Is Settled By Factors Outside My Immediate Control? 0:07:59 10/23/2017
How Martin Luther Built a Brand That Changed the World 0:34:21 10/20/2017
What Are the Best Reformation Biographies? 0:10:48 10/18/2017
Why the Reformation Remains Relevant After 500 Years 0:12:06 10/16/2017
Is Anyone Born a Racist? Or Is It Learned? 0:12:05 10/13/2017
Is Knowing God’s Sovereignty Important to My Daily Life? 0:15:02 10/11/2017
God Is Holy and Righteous — Are Those the Same? 0:09:32 10/09/2017
Ephesians 1:18: Who Will Receive the Riches of Heaven? 0:08:56 10/06/2017
Confronting Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Home 0:12:32 10/04/2017
Is It Harmful to Date in High School? 0:10:42 10/02/2017
The Great Marriage Killer 0:10:15 09/29/2017
Reading Is Agonizing for Me — How Can I Study the Bible in Small Bits? 0:11:54 09/27/2017
The Lord’s Supper — Somber or Cheerful? 0:09:25 09/25/2017
What Does It Mean to ‘Abide in Christ’? 0:12:16 09/22/2017
What’s the Origin of Desiring God’s Slogan? 0:10:20 09/20/2017
Did Adam and Eve Sin Before the Bite? 0:12:11 09/18/2017
Does God Control All Things All the Time? 0:11:29 09/15/2017
Popular Author Stumbles — What Should We Do With His Books? 0:10:14 09/13/2017
Are We Called to Thank God for Our Severest Suffering? 0:15:50 09/11/2017
John Piper’s Prayer in the Path of Hurricanes 0:09:10 09/09/2017
What Is the Kingdom of God? 0:10:26 09/08/2017
Are Small Churches Less Fruitful? 0:10:42 09/06/2017
How Did I Fail My Unbelieving Children? 0:11:59 09/04/2017
Has Marriage Become My Idol? 0:11:18 09/01/2017
Did God Choose Me Because He Loved Me or Love Me Because He Chose Me? 0:10:44 08/30/2017
Six Questions to Ask Before You Binge on Netflix 0:12:06 08/28/2017
Is Wartime Living the Same as Minimalism? 0:14:21 08/25/2017
If Someone Doesn’t Like Me, Have I Ruined My Christian Witness? 0:10:52 08/23/2017
Am I Single Because I’m Defective? 0:09:29 08/21/2017
Local Atheist or Modern Pharisee — Who Is the Greater Threat? 0:07:50 08/18/2017
How to Stay Christian in College 0:13:33 08/16/2017
Our Wedding Date Is Set — Why Not Have Sex Now? 0:11:06 08/14/2017
Is God’s Grace Really Free, or Does It Cost Me Everything? 0:11:43 08/11/2017
Retirement Homes and Caring for Aging Parents 0:10:40 08/09/2017
When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark 0:12:53 08/07/2017
Do All Religions Lead to God? 0:10:00 08/04/2017
Should a Single Parent Get Married? 0:11:10 08/02/2017
My Best Life Now? 0:12:15 07/31/2017
Does John Piper Overplay Bible Literacy? 0:11:18 07/28/2017
Should We Memorize Catechisms or Scripture? 0:08:36 07/26/2017
Why the Coming Kingdom of Christ Is Really Bad News 0:09:36 07/24/2017
Glorifying God in Unshakable Grief 0:10:12 07/21/2017
“My Life Feels Pointless” 0:10:04 07/19/2017
Does My Sex Life Affect My Prayer Life? 0:08:41 07/17/2017
“I Had An Abortion” 0:13:08 07/14/2017
Soul Care for Exhausted Young Mothers 0:10:05 07/12/2017
Does God’s Pursuit of His Glory Ever Detract from His Love? 0:07:35 07/10/2017
Should I “Dream Big” for God When I Have a Huge Ego? 0:08:35 07/07/2017
How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep? 0:08:12 07/05/2017
Can I Remarry If My Spouse Dies? Should I? 0:08:48 07/03/2017
How Would You Lead an Overly Patriotic Church? 0:09:20 06/30/2017
Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church? 0:09:08 06/28/2017
How Is Jesus Both Joy and Master? 0:11:11 06/26/2017
How Do I Study a Specific Topic in the Bible? 0:10:08 06/23/2017
Jesus Said He’d Return Soon, So Where Is He? 0:12:38 06/21/2017
How Can I Better Study a Bible Passage? 0:08:31 06/19/2017
What Can We Say to Friends Facing Suffering? 0:10:40 06/16/2017
How Do I “Give My Life to God”? 0:09:41 06/14/2017
I Know God Loves Me, but Does He Like Me? 0:13:05 06/12/2017
Did Israel’s King Consult with a Witch? 0:08:27 06/09/2017
When Do I Unfollow My Pastor? 0:09:29 06/07/2017
How Do I Escape Regret over Hurt I’ve Caused? 0:08:37 06/05/2017
How Do I Follow Big Sections of Scripture? 0:11:39 06/02/2017
The Only Solution to Spiritual Blindness 0:07:44 05/31/2017
What’s the Point of Your New Trilogy of Books? 0:10:18 05/29/2017
God’s Work in Your Depression 0:10:12 05/26/2017
Will You Ever Write a Piper Bible Commentary? 0:10:37 05/24/2017
My Sin Feels Good in the Moment — Why Stop? 0:14:03 05/22/2017
Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists? 0:11:37 05/19/2017
Is Body Image My Idol? 0:11:06 05/17/2017
Will You Write More Biographies? 0:14:16 05/15/2017
What’s the Difference Between ‘Foolish’ and ’Sinful’? 0:08:40 05/12/2017
Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Confess Wronging Me? 0:11:23 05/10/2017
Is Homosexuality Really the Worst Sin? 0:08:49 05/08/2017
Why Does John Piper Complicate Saving Faith? 0:10:59 05/05/2017
Explaining Hell to Our Children 0:14:13 05/03/2017
How Will God Judge What I Do Today? 0:12:09 05/01/2017
Is John Piper Happy? 0:09:43 04/28/2017
Three Strategies for Overcoming the Superficial Life 0:09:47 04/26/2017
God Made Me — So Doesn’t He Owe Me Salvation? 0:08:58 04/24/2017
Does the Bible Prescribe Alcohol to the Depressed? 0:08:45 04/21/2017
Is Male Headship a Lost Cause? 0:09:46 04/19/2017
How Do I Love My Unbelieving Spouse? 0:11:46 04/17/2017
The Glory of Good Friday 0:12:38 04/14/2017
The Horror of Crucifixion 0:14:55 04/12/2017
What’s the Last Thing You Would Tweet? 0:08:46 04/10/2017
Campus Ministry and the Local Church — Do They Work Together? 0:07:16 04/07/2017
How Do Finite Beings Worship an Infinite God? 0:10:48 04/05/2017
Was Calvin a Christian Hedonist? 0:07:10 04/03/2017
Should Christians Vacation to Religious Shrines? 0:08:49 03/31/2017
My Parents Say Missions Is a Waste of American Blessings 0:08:58 03/29/2017
What’s the Appeal of Heavenly Rewards Other Than Getting Christ? 0:10:38 03/27/2017
Should We Baptize the Dead? 0:12:34 03/24/2017
I’m Confused — Are We to Pray with Few Words or Without Ceasing? 0:09:01 03/22/2017
How Can My Difficult Marriage Glorify Christ? 0:08:24 03/20/2017
Do We Really Need Musical Worship? 0:10:21 03/17/2017
When Should Christians Use Satire? 0:09:29 03/15/2017
Why Does the New Testament Cite Extrabiblical Sources? 0:07:45 03/13/2017
What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It? 0:07:24 03/10/2017
The Benedict Option and American Politics 0:12:20 03/09/2017
Why I’m Baptist 0:09:03 03/08/2017
My Prodigal Left Home — Should I Give Him Money? 0:08:08 03/06/2017
Is God Ever Surprised? 0:08:37 03/03/2017
What If Life Turns Out to Be Pointless? 0:07:01 03/01/2017
Am I Really Ready for Heaven? 0:13:12 02/27/2017
Does God Know the Exact Day I Will Die? 0:08:21 02/24/2017
How Soon Is Christ’s Return? 0:08:42 02/22/2017