Following Jesus and Suffering by J.D. Greer

Suffering is an expected part of the Christian life. Suffering is the way of Jesus. Suffering brings life. J.D. Greer firstly stated that one can suffer because one did evil and proceeded to pose a situation of Jonah who suffered in the belly of a…
  • John Piper Explains Christian Hedonism

    Pastor John Piper
    John Piper covers Christian Hedonism in a response to a question sent by a "Desiring God" radio listener. "'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.' How can I give th…
  • Concerns About Young Girls and Transgenderism

    "It is so dangerous to encourage girls to think that they might not be women."
    On a radio show dedicated to women's rights, campaigner Kellie-jay Kee, the Tory MP for Thurrock, stated that rather than advancing equality, the transgender movement was guilty of gender stereotyping…

John Piper's Opinions on Pastors Who Don't Preach Against Sin

During a podcast led by the team at Desiring God, a woman from Sweden who described herself as a "relatively new Christian in Sweden" asked Pastor John Piper about her church and was interested in how…
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    At What Age Should a Pastor Retire? Ten Diagnostic Questions

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    Six Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

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    Ten Ways Pastors Can Be Great Bosses

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