#891 - Kids and COVID, Platforming Detransitioners, Women in Leadership, NT Wright vs. John Piper: Q&A Podcast
Theology in the Raw
My Patreon supporters sent me a ton of questions to respond to, so here’s my attempt! Is it inconsistent for homeschool parents to say “kids need to go back to school” during COVID, then they are not...in school. Does Gen 2 really give us a definition for marriage? What do I think of Milo Yiannopolos? Would I have have him on the show? What do I think of NT Wright and John Piper’s recent articles? Should we read books or listen to music by Christian leaders who have fallen into sin? Why have I had on the show so many detransitioners? Doesn’t this skew the conversation? What are my thoughts on women in leadership and Beth Allison Barr’s book The Making of Biblical Womanhood? And much more! Faith, Sexuality, and Gender Conference - Live in Boise or Stream OnlineIn the all-day conference, Dr. Preston Sprinkle dives deep into the theological, relational, and ministry-related questions that come up in the LGBTQ conversation.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.
Today we have the joy of getting to hear from John Piper. John Piper is the founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, and Providence, the brand new book that we are going to dive into today. If you know much about him, you know there’s nobody better than John Piper to speak on the topic of God’s Providence. Our hope is that this episode will offer you an opportunity to reflect upon and meditate on the providence of God. FULL SHOW NOTES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What feelings does the topic of God’s providence elicit in you? Does it make you feel comforted? Awed? Encouraged? Overwhelmed? Thankful? All of history, including eternity past and running forward to eternity future, points to the goal of the glory of God. What steps can you take in your life to magnify and point to God’s glory? How does your understanding of God’s providence lead you to awe and worship? What do you think about the idea that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him? How does your understanding of God’s providence increase your satisfaction in him? What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week? SPONSORS BJU Press is a Christian curriculum that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a biblical worldview. To learn more, visit their website at bjupresshomeschool.com/go/Journeywomen to download a free “New to homeschooling eBook.” PrepDish takes the stress out of meal planning by providing you with weekly menus, saving you time and money! With their new Super Fast Menu, you can spend just one hour meal-prepping and then you have all your meals ready for the rest of the week! Go to PrepDish.com/journey a free 2-week trial. Dwell is an audio Bible app that can help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! With several inspiring voices, Bible translations, and original background music, you're going to love listening to Scripture. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. FOR MORE Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen’s endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!
Plenary #2 at CROSS20. Reflection Questions: 1. John Piper pointed out that the Lord’s prayer is made up of petitions, not exclamations. How can that change the way we approach the Lord’s Prayer? 2. What does it mean to ask God to “Hallow” His name? What other words did John Piper use to replace or illuminate “hallow”? 3. The first commandment Jesus gives is to love God (Matt. 22:37-38) and the first line in the Lord’s prayer is that God’s name would be hallowed. How are these connected? 4. John Piper argued that while there really are two groups of three petitions in the Lord’s prayer, nevertheless he made the case that all five other petitions serve the first one. It is in a class by itself, he said. What is unique about that act of hallowing that puts this request in a class by itself? 5. Jesus pursued the hallowing of God’s name ultimately through suffering. How did Jesus’ suffering in the place of sinners make much of God? 6. John Piper argued that the pandemic is a time of affliction that need not hinder the cause of missions. What ways might this season of suffering actually advance God’s purposes in global evangelization? 7. “Hallowed be your name” is the only petition in the Lord’s prayer that calls for an explicit response of the heart. In other words, we are commanded to ask God to change us so that our lives would be consumed with making much of God. Ask now that God would do this in your life; that you would prioritize God’s glory above everything.
2/3/21 - Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Larry O'Donnell III, What Pastor John Piper Believes
The Bottom Line
- "In Spite of the Presence of the Vaccine, the Prayer Line at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has Seen a SPIKE IN CALLS Amid Fears About COVID 19"- LARRY O'DONNELL III: Management Waste: 5 Steps to Clean Up the Mess and Lead with Purpose- CALL-IN: Pastor John Piper Believes any Christian Who Married an Unbeliever SHOULD BE EXCOMMUNICATED FROM THE CHURCH Until their Unbelieving Spouse Becomes a Christian. His Point is Technically Valid - But Do You Agree with His Suggestion?
Recommended Audio ResourcesHans Bayer on context, outline, and thought flow in PhilippiansDick Lucas sermons on PhilippiansJohn Piper sermons on PhilippiansRecommended Print Resources:Philippians: A 12-Week Study by Ryan KellyPhilippians: The Fellowship of the Gospel by R. Kent HughesLet's Study Philippians by Sinclair B. FergusonBasics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians by D. A. CarsonMessage of Philippians: Jesus Our Joy by Alec Motyer
John Piper – Bloodlines: Race, the Cross and the Christian
Christians Engaging Culture Podcast
In this podcast John Piper describes himself as racist in the early years of his life and shares how God challenged and transformed his heart and mind. He describes the transformation that comes from recognising that we are God’s image bearers, that we are one race, of one bloodline, descended from Adam. He sees it as fundamentally a gospel issue that allows us to triumph over sin that militates against the advance of racial harmony and the enjoyment of racial diversity. We thank John Piper for this podcast and desiringgod.org for permission to republish it. Christians Engaging Culture exists to equip the Christians to give faithful answers in everyday cultural conversations and to turn those conversations to the gospel. Please tell others about this podcast and show them how to subscribe. If you are not a member of St Thomas', we invite you to look at the 'About Us' page of our website here.