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Ask Pastor John

By Desiring God

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

  1. 1.
    Do Paul’s Missions Leave Us with a Geographic Pattern to Follow?25 April 2018
    11:31
  2. 2.
    Why Will Some of Us Get Fewer Rewards in Heaven?23 April 2018
    10:32
  3. 3.
    Will Profanity Make Us More Relevant in Reaching Our Culture?20 April 2018
    10:21
  4. 4.
    Can We Skip the Parts of the New Testament Not in the Original Manuscripts?18 April 2018
    11:53
  5. 5.
    Do the Biblical Warnings Target the Riches of Middle-Class Americans?16 April 2018
    12:31
  6. 6.
    Have I Really Forgiven Someone If I Keep Remembering Their Wrong?13 April 2018
    12:59
  7. 7.
    How Do I Avoid the Pitfalls of Too Little Introspection and Too Much?11 April 2018
    11:27
  8. 8.
    When Do We Intervene in Other People’s Conflicts?9 April 2018
    8:42
  1. 9.
    Does the Bible Portray Women as Emotional and Men as Rational?6 April 2018
    12:18
  2. 10.
    How Do I Show Kindness to My Children and Expect Them to Obey?4 April 2018
    14:23
  3. 11.
    Is the Great Commission for Every Individual Christian?2 April 2018
    11:04
  4. 12.
    Does Reformed Theology Impede Racial Reconciliation?30 March 2018
    12:12
  5. 13.
    Dating: Good Jealousy and Bad28 March 2018
    10:17
  6. 14.
    Is It Sinful for My Husband and Me to Pray Against Pregnancy?26 March 2018
    7:45
  7. 15.
    Isn’t It Loving to My Family to Prepare for Doomsday?23 March 2018
    10:35
  8. 16.
    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder — for Jesus’s Sake21 March 2018
    12:11
  9. 17.
    My Midlife Crisis — and Counsel for Yours19 March 2018
    13:40
  10. 18.
    Sex-Abuse Allegations and the Egalitarian Myth16 March 2018
    15:17
  11. 19.
    When God Feels Distant, He May Want Us to Grow Up14 March 2018
    11:34
  12. 20.
    God's Sovereign Plans Behind Your Most Unproductive Days12 March 2018
    9:33
  13. 21.
    How Do We Avoid Over-Thinking (or Under-Thinking) the Christian Life?9 March 2018
    11:41
  14. 22.
    Do Christians Carry More Emotional Stress Than Non-Christians?7 March 2018
    11:12
  15. 23.
    Christians Are Marrying Later - How Do I Wait in Faith?5 March 2018
    12:01
  16. 24.
    No One Is Finally ‘Saved’ by Faith Alone — An Explainer2 March 2018
    15:42
  17. 25.
    Do Reproductive Technologies Oppose God's Design?28 February 2018
    12:27
  18. 26.
    In What Way Will Christians Judge Angels?26 February 2018
    10:12
  19. 27.
    Do Cessationists Miss Out on the Full Joys of Christianity?23 February 2018
    9:21
  20. 28.
    On the Day Billy Graham Died21 February 2018
    24:25
  21. 29.
    Can a Devout Roman Catholic Be Genuinely Born Again?21 February 2018
    10:01
  22. 30.
    How Is My Salvation Threatened by “Willful Sinning”?19 February 2018
    11:29
  23. 31.
    Isn't Veganism Closer to God's Original Design?16 February 2018
    10:21
  24. 32.
    In What Sense Did Christ Die for the Non-Elect?14 February 2018
    10:56
  25. 33.
    Avoiding Pride in a World of Selfie Sticks and Social Media Platforms12 February 2018
    8:51
  26. 34.
    Did Jesus Advocate Castration to Break Sex-Addiction?9 February 2018
    9:10
  27. 35.
    How Important Is It to Confess My Sin to Someone Other Than God?7 February 2018
    11:21
  28. 36.
    Did Jesus Say I'd Be Healthier If My Faith Were Stronger?5 February 2018
    9:12
  29. 37.
    How Do I Fight Pride When My Success Is Based on the Failures of My Peers?2 February 2018
    11:53
  30. 38.
    Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust31 January 2018
    13:12
  31. 39.
    Following Christ Is Costly — But How Do You Count the Cost?29 January 2018
    9:05
  32. 40.
    “Let Your Light Shine” — Should I Instagram My Good Works?26 January 2018
    13:13
  33. 41.
    Is This Life Too Short to Determine Our Eternal Destiny?24 January 2018
    10:57
  34. 42.
    Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary?22 January 2018
    8:56
  35. 43.
    Does God’s Happiness Depend on Mine?19 January 2018
    10:51
  36. 44.
    What Value Is the Old Testament to the Christian Life?17 January 2018
    10:46
  37. 45.
    Does God Love the Non-Elect?15 January 2018
    10:25
  38. 46.
    Do Non-Christians Ever Please God?12 January 2018
    9:55
  39. 47.
    What’s Wrong with Dressing Immodestly for Attention?10 January 2018
    12:17
  40. 48.
    To Discouraged Pastors and Their Wives8 January 2018
    13:34
  41. 49.
    Why “Falling Out of Love” Never Justifies Divorce5 January 2018
    10:59
  42. 50.
    Deep Bible Reading Strategies for the Tired and Busy3 January 2018
    10:26
  43. 51.
    A New Year, A New Bible Reading Plan1 January 2018
    11:43
  44. 52.
    I’m Retired and Want to Do Missions — What’s My First Step?29 December 2017
    9:58
  45. 53.
    I’m Retired and Want to Do Missions — What’s My First Step?29 December 2017
    9:58
  46. 54.
    Where Is Heaven Right Now?27 December 2017
    9:50
  47. 55.
    Where Is Heaven Right Now?27 December 2017
    9:50
  48. 56.
    Why Did Jesus Need to ‘Learn Obedience’?25 December 2017
    10:17
  49. 57.
    Why Christmas Never Lives Up to the Buildup22 December 2017
    12:57
  50. 58.
    Do I Love God for His Gifts or for Who He Is?20 December 2017
    11:16
  51. 59.
    Did Jesus Diminish His Divine Power to Become Human?18 December 2017
    12:00
  52. 60.
    Keep Close to the Heart of Christmas15 December 2017
    9:55
  53. 61.
    To Live Is Christ — What Does That Mean?13 December 2017
    9:53
  54. 62.
    What Is the ‘Sin Not Leading to Death’ in 1 John 5?11 December 2017
    9:31
  55. 63.
    Can I Leave and Cleave If We Live with My Parents?8 December 2017
    10:21
  56. 64.
    How to Live Wisely in the End Times6 December 2017
    8:53
  57. 65.
    We Are Accountable for What We Know4 December 2017
    9:03
  58. 66.
    When Do Christians Resist a Government That Kills Its Citizens?1 December 2017
    11:16
  59. 67.
    To Whom Did Jesus Pay Our Ransom?29 November 2017
    9:47
  60. 68.
    Did Public Controversy over the Nashville Statement Hurt the Cause?27 November 2017
    18:09
  61. 69.
    Does Hebrews Tell Us to “Grow Up” Beyond the Gospel?24 November 2017
    10:56
  62. 70.
    How Do You Structure Your Prayer Life?22 November 2017
    14:13
  63. 71.
    Does God Decree Events He Doesn’t Want to Happen?20 November 2017
    12:19
  64. 72.
    How Do I Glorify God in My Job?17 November 2017
    10:02
  65. 73.
    How Do I Process Personal Criticism?15 November 2017
    13:12
  66. 74.
    Why Does Gossip Feel So Good?13 November 2017
    11:19
  67. 75.
    Am I Wrong to Prepare for a Nuclear Doomsday?10 November 2017
    11:21
  68. 76.
    Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic?8 November 2017
    11:57
  69. 77.
    How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment?6 November 2017
    11:29
  70. 78.
    The Dignity of Those with Dementia3 November 2017
    10:47
  71. 79.
    Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word1 November 2017
    9:47
  72. 80.
    How Do I Know If I’m Loving My Wife Well?30 October 2017
    13:32
  73. 81.
    Church Membership Has Left Me Relationally Jaded27 October 2017
    10:54
  74. 82.
    Is God a Megalomaniac?25 October 2017
    14:35
  75. 83.
    How Much of My Happiness Is Settled By Factors Outside My Immediate Control?23 October 2017
    7:59
  76. 84.
    How Martin Luther Built a Brand That Changed the World20 October 2017
    34:26
  77. 85.
    What are the Best Reformation Biographies?18 October 2017
    10:48
  78. 86.
    Why the Reformation Remains Relevant After 500 Years16 October 2017
    12:06
  79. 87.
    Is Anyone Born a Racist? Or Is it Learned?13 October 2017
    12:05
  80. 88.
    Is Knowing God’s Sovereignty Important to My Daily Life?11 October 2017
    15:02
  81. 89.
    God Is Holy and Righteous — Are Those the Same?9 October 2017
    9:32
  82. 90.
    Ephesians 1:18: Who Will Receive the Riches of Heaven?6 October 2017
    8:56
  83. 91.
    Confronting Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Home4 October 2017
    12:32
  84. 92.
    Is It Harmful to Date in High School?2 October 2017
    10:42
  85. 93.
    The Great Marriage Killer29 September 2017
    10:15
  86. 94.
    Reading Is Agonizing for Me — How Can I Study the Bible in Small Bits?27 September 2017
    11:54
  87. 95.
    The Lord’s Supper — Somber or Cheerful?25 September 2017
    9:25
  88. 96.
    What Does It Mean to ‘Abide in Christ’?22 September 2017
    12:16
  89. 97.
    What’s the Origin of Desiring God’s Slogan?20 September 2017
    10:20
  90. 98.
    Did Adam and Eve Sin Before the Bite?18 September 2017
    12:11
  91. 99.
    Does God Control All Things All the Time?15 September 2017
    11:29
  92. 100.
    Popular Author Stumbles — What Should We Do With His Books?13 September 2017
    10:14
  93. 101.
    Are We Called to Thank God for Our Severest Suffering?11 September 2017
    15:50
  94. 102.
    John Piper’s Prayer in the Path of Hurricanes9 September 2017
    9:10
  95. 103.
    What Is the Kingdom of God?8 September 2017
    10:26
  96. 104.
    Are Small Churches Less Fruitful?6 September 2017
    10:42
  97. 105.
    How Did I Fail My Unbelieving Children?4 September 2017
    11:59
  98. 106.
    Has Marriage Become My Idol?1 September 2017
    11:18
  99. 107.
    Did God Choose Me Because He Loved Me or Love Me Because He Chose Me?30 August 2017
    10:44
  100. 108.
    Six Questions to Ask Before You Binge on Netflix28 August 2017
    12:06
  101. 109.
    Is Wartime Living the Same as Minimalism25 August 2017
    14:21
  102. 110.
    If Someone Doesn’t Like Me, Have I Ruined My Christian Witness?23 August 2017
    10:52
  103. 111.
    Am I Single Because I’m Defective?21 August 2017
    9:29
  104. 112.
    Local Atheist or Modern Pharisee — Who Is the Greater Threat?18 August 2017
    7:50
  105. 113.
    How to Stay Christian in College16 August 2017
    13:33
  106. 114.
    Our Wedding Date Is Set — Why Not Have Sex Now?14 August 2017
    11:06
  107. 115.
    Is God’s Grace Really Free, or Does It Cost Me Everything?11 August 2017
    11:43
  108. 116.
    Retirement Homes and Caring for Aging Parents9 August 2017
    10:40
  109. 117.
    When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark7 August 2017
    12:53
  110. 118.
    Do All Religions Lead to God?4 August 2017
    10:00
  111. 119.
    Should a Single Parent Get Married?2 August 2017
    11:10
  112. 120.
    My Best Life Now?31 July 2017
    12:15
  113. 121.
    Does John Piper Overplay Bible Literacy?28 July 2017
    11:18
  114. 122.
    Should We Memorize Catechisms or Scripture?26 July 2017
    8:36
  115. 123.
    Why the Coming Kingdom of Christ Is Really Bad News24 July 2017
    9:36
  116. 124.
    Glorifying God in Unshakable Grief21 July 2017
    10:12
  117. 125.
    “My Life Feels Pointless”19 July 2017
    10:04
  118. 126.
    Does My Sex Life Affect My Prayer Life?17 July 2017
    8:41
  119. 127.
    “I Had An Abortion”14 July 2017
    13:08
  120. 128.
    Soul Care for Exhausted Young Mothers12 July 2017
    10:05
  121. 129.
    Does God’s Pursuit of His Glory Ever Detract from His Love?10 July 2017
    7:35
  122. 130.
    Should I “Dream Big” for God When I Have a Huge Ego?7 July 2017
    8:35
  123. 131.
    How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep?5 July 2017
    8:12
  124. 132.
    Can I Remarry If My Spouse Dies? Should I?3 July 2017
    8:48
  125. 133.
    How Would You Lead an Overly Patriotic Church?30 June 2017
    9:20
  126. 134.
    Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church?28 June 2017
    9:08
  127. 135.
    How Is Jesus Both Joy and Master?26 June 2017
    11:11
  128. 136.
    How Do I Study a Specific Topic in the Bible?23 June 2017
    10:08
  129. 137.
    Jesus Said He’d Return Soon, So Where Is He?21 June 2017
    12:38
  130. 138.
    How Can I Better Study a Bible Passage?19 June 2017
    8:31
  131. 139.
    What Can We Say to Friends Facing Suffering?16 June 2017
    10:40
  132. 140.
    How Do I “Give My Life to God”?14 June 2017
    9:41
  133. 141.
    I Know God Loves Me, but Does He Like Me?12 June 2017
    13:05
  134. 142.
    Did Israel’s King Consult with a Witch?9 June 2017
    8:27
  135. 143.
    When Do I Unfollow My Pastor?7 June 2017
    9:29
  136. 144.
    How Do I Escape Regret over Hurt I’ve Caused?5 June 2017
    8:37
  137. 145.
    How Do I Follow Big Sections of Scripture?2 June 2017
    11:39
  138. 146.
    The Only Solution to Spiritual Blindness31 May 2017
    7:44
  139. 147.
    What’s the Point of Your New Trilogy of Books?29 May 2017
    10:18
  140. 148.
    God’s Work in Your Depression26 May 2017
    10:12
  141. 149.
    Will You Ever Write a Piper Bible Commentary?24 May 2017
    10:37
  142. 150.
    My Sin Feels Good in the Moment — Why Stop?22 May 2017
    14:03
  143. 151.
    Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?19 May 2017
    11:37
  144. 152.
    Is Body Image My Idol?17 May 2017
    11:06
  145. 153.
    Will You Write More Biographies?15 May 2017
    14:16
  146. 154.
    What’s the Difference Between ‘Foolish’ and ’Sinful’?12 May 2017
    8:40
  147. 155.
    Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Confess Wronging Me?10 May 2017
    11:23
  148. 156.
    Is Homosexuality Really the Worst Sin?8 May 2017
    8:49
  149. 157.
    Why Does John Piper Complicate Saving Faith?5 May 2017
    10:59
  150. 158.
    Explaining Hell to Our Children3 May 2017
    14:13
  151. 159.
    How Will God Judge What I Do Today?1 May 2017
    12:09
  152. 160.
    Is John Piper Happy?28 April 2017
    9:43
  153. 161.
    Three Strategies for Overcoming the Superficial Life26 April 2017
    9:47
  154. 162.
    God Made Me — So Doesn’t He Owe Me Salvation?24 April 2017
    8:58
  155. 163.
    Does the Bible Prescribe Alcohol to the Depressed?21 April 2017
    8:45
  156. 164.
    Is Male Headship a Lost Cause?19 April 2017
    9:46
  157. 165.
    How Do I Love My Unbelieving Spouse?17 April 2017
    11:46
  158. 166.
    The Glory of Good Friday14 April 2017
    12:38
  159. 167.
    The Horror of Crucifixion12 April 2017
    14:55
  160. 168.
    What’s the Last Thing You Would Tweet?10 April 2017
    8:46
  161. 169.
    Campus Ministry and the Local Church — Do They Work Together?7 April 2017
    7:16
  162. 170.
    How Do Finite Beings Worship an Infinite God?5 April 2017
    10:48
  163. 171.
    Was Calvin a Christian Hedonist?3 April 2017
    7:10
  164. 172.
    Should Christians Vacation to Religious Shrines?31 March 2017
    8:49
  165. 173.
    My Parents Say Missions Is a Waste of American Blessings29 March 2017
    8:58
  166. 174.
    What’s the Appeal of Heavenly Rewards Other Than Getting Christ?27 March 2017
    10:38
  167. 175.
    Should We Baptize the Dead?24 March 2017
    12:34
  168. 176.
    I’m Confused — Are We to Pray with Few Words or Without Ceasing?22 March 2017
    9:01
  169. 177.
    How Can My Difficult Marriage Glorify Christ?20 March 2017
    8:24
  170. 178.
    Do We Really Need Musical Worship?17 March 2017
    10:21
  171. 179.
    When Should Christians Use Satire?15 March 2017
    9:29
  172. 180.
    Why Does the New Testament Cite Extrabiblical Sources?13 March 2017
    7:45
  173. 181.
    What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It?10 March 2017
    7:24
  174. 182.
    Don Carson on American Politics, the Great Commission, and the Benedict Option (Special Episode)9 March 2017
    12:20
  175. 183.
    Why I’m Baptist8 March 2017
    9:03
  176. 184.
    My Prodigal Left Home — Should I Give Him Money?6 March 2017
    8:08
  177. 185.
    Is God Ever Surprised?3 March 2017
    8:37
  178. 186.
    What If Life Turns Out to Be Pointless?1 March 2017
    7:01
  179. 187.
    Am I Really Ready for Heaven?27 February 2017
    13:12
  180. 188.
    Does God Know the Exact Day I Will Die?24 February 2017
    8:21
  181. 189.
    How Soon Is Christ’s Return?22 February 2017
    8:42
  182. 190.
    Can We Ever See God or Not?20 February 2017
    8:00
  183. 191.
    Will Every Jew Be Saved?17 February 2017
    10:54
  184. 192.
    How Many Bible Versions Should I Read?15 February 2017
    7:15
  185. 193.
    Is Pain Punishment for My Sin?13 February 2017
    10:20
  186. 194.
    Do Pets Distract the Christian Life?10 February 2017
    8:54
  187. 195.
    Never Send Nude Selfies: Seven Reasons8 February 2017
    12:33
  188. 196.
    How Do I Pray the Bible?6 February 2017
    11:14
  189. 197.
    Was Jesus a Christian Hedonist?3 February 2017
    11:37
  190. 198.
    Can I Be Faithful to God and Popular at School?1 February 2017
    9:48
  191. 199.
    Will Some People in Heaven Have More Joy Than Others?30 January 2017
    9:48
  192. 200.
    Can Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Me?27 January 2017
    8:42

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