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The Crossway Podcast

English, Christianity, 1 season, 357 episodes, 2 days, 29 minutes
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This is The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life.
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Without Judgment, Life Doesn't Make Sense (Tom Schreiner)

In today's episode, Tom Schreiner answers questions about the final judgment and shares why it is so necessary. Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the author of 'The Justice and Goodness of God: A Biblical Case for the Final Judgment' from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “John Piper Answers Common Questions About the Second Coming” with John Piper: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/13/202442 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jackie Hill Perry on Recording the Entire ESV Bible: "It Changed Everything"

In this bonus interview, Jackie Hill Perry shares her experience recording the entire ESV audio Bible. Jackie Hill Perry is a poet, Bible teacher, hip-hop artist, author, and now an audio Bible narrator. ❖ Check out the new and improved ESV Bible App ❖ Subscribe to her ESV Podcast: Apple | Spotify ❖ Explore her ESV Audio Bible to help you meditate on the Word of God daily Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/8/202429 minutes, 10 seconds
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Answering Your Questions about Parenting Adult Children (Gaye Clark)

In this episode, Gaye Clark answers listener-submitted questions about handling the ups and downs of parenting adult children. Gaye Clark is a registered nurse and has worked with young adults for more than twenty years. Gaye is a widow and mother of two adult children. She is also the author of 'Loving Your Adult Children: The Heartache of Parenting and the Hope of the Gospel'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “The Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood” with Katie Faris: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/6/202436 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Misunderstood Doctrine of Total Depravity (Jonathan Gibson)

In this episode, Jonathan Gibson unpacks the doctrine of total depravity and addresses common misconceptions. Jonathan Gibson is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church, United Kingdom, and associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the co-editor of the newest book in the Doctrines of Grace series, 'Ruined Sinners to Reclaim: Sin and Depravity in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls” with Matthew Barrett: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/29/202433 minutes, 7 seconds
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7 Tips for Teaching Theology to Teens (Jon Nielson)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Jon Nielson entitled '7 Tips for Teaching Theology to Teens'. Jon Nielson serves as the senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church of Wheaton in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author 'Knowing God's Truth: An Introduction to Systematic Theology'. Read the essay here. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/24/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Radically Pursue Justice While Living in the Suburbs (Amy DiMarcangelo)

In this episode, Amy DiMarcangelo encourages Christians to fight for justice and serve those around them no matter what their context. Amy DiMarcangelo is a regular contributor at the Gospel Coalition and the author of 'Go and Do Likewise: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “Confronting the Idols of Body Image, Sex, Abortion, and Motherhood” with Jen Oshman: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/22/202450 minutes, 15 seconds
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What Makes You Long for Heaven? (Cameron Cole)

In this episode, Cameron Cole shares how his life changed when he began to shift his gaze truly heavenward. Cameron Cole is the director of children, youth, and family at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder of Rooted, a ministry dedicated to fostering gospel-centered student ministry. He also is the author of 'Heavenward: How Eternity Can Change Your Life on Earth'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “Common Misconceptions about Heaven” with Ian Smith: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/15/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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Five Questions About God's Design for Gender (Kevin DeYoung)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Kevin DeYoung entitled 'Five Questions About God's Design for Gender'. Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He is also the author of 'Men and Women in the Church: A Short, Biblical, Practical Introduction'. Read the essay here. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/10/20249 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of John Owen (Lee Gatiss)

In this episode, Lee Gatiss walks through the life and influence of Puritan theologian John Owen. Lee Gatiss is the director of Church Society and a lecturer in church history at Union School of Theology. He is chairman of 'The Global Anglican' and on the editorial board of 'Studies in Puritanism and Piety'. He has written and edited more than thirty books on the Bible, theology, and church history. He is also the editor of Crossway's series 'The Complete Works of John Owen'. The newest release in this series is 'The Church, the Scriptures, and the Sacraments'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “The Unlikely Legacy of Jonathan Edwards” with Dane Ortlund: Apple | Spotify | YouTube If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/8/202442 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Secret to Reaching the Next Generation (Kevin DeYoung)

In this episode, Kevin DeYoung shares how reaching the next generation is both easier and harder than you think. Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including his newest with Crossway 'The (Not-So-Secret) Secret to Reaching the Next Generation'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to “The Graduation Speech You Won't Hear This Year” with Kevin DeYoung: Apple | Spotify | YouTube ❖ Browse other Crossway Podcast episodes relating to culture and current events If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/1/202440 minutes, 56 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about C. S. Lewis (Joe Rigney)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Joe Rigney entitled '10 Things You Should Know about C. S. Lewis'. Joe Rigney serves as a fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is a husband, a father of three, and the author of a number of books, including 'Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God'. Read the essay here. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
3/27/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
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What Your Teenager Needs Most (Paul Tripp)

In this episode, Paul Tripp shares encouragement and advice to parents of teenagers. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, an award-winning author, and an international conference speaker. He has written numerous books, including his newest book 'New Morning Mercies for Teens: A Daily Gospel Devotional' adapted from his bestselling devotional 'New Morning Mercies'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to "Help! My Teen Is Struggling with Anxiety and Depression" with David Murray: Apple | Spotify | YouTube ❖ Browse other Crossway Podcast episodes relating to marriage, family, and parenting If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/25/202440 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Dutch Philosopher/Poet/Politician/Journalist/Theologian You Should Know (James Eglinton)

In this episode, James Eglinton walks through the life and work of the 19th-century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck. James Eglinton is the Meldrum Senior Lecturer in Reformed Theology at New College, the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Bavinck: A Critical Biography, which won the 2020 Gospel Coalition Book of the Year award for history and biography. He is also the editor and translator of Herman Bavinck's works 'Christianity and Science' and 'Christian Worldview'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to "What an Old Puritan Can Teach Us about the Holy Spirit" with Andrew Ballitch: Apple | Spotify | YouTube ❖ Browse other Crossway Podcast episodes relating to church history If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/18/202454 minutes, 49 seconds
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5 Ways the Digital Age Is Transforming the Way You Think (Samuel James)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Rosaria Butterfield entitled 'Five Myths About Hospitality'. Samuel James is the associate acquisitions editor at Crossway. He is the author of 'Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age'. Read the essay here. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
3/13/202410 minutes, 43 seconds
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6 Practical Principles for Increasing Your Productivity (Ana Ávila)

In this episode, Ana Ávila unpacks why productivity matters for Christians and how we can honor God with our time. Ana Ávila works as a senior writer for Coalición por el Evangelio and is the creator and host of "Piensa Podcast". She has an undergraduate degree in clinical biochemistry and a diploma in biblical studies. She is also the author of 'Make the Most of Your Productivity: A Guide to Honoring God with Your Time'. Read the full transcript of this episode. ❖ Listen to "Why Your Job Has Meaning and Purpose . . . Even If You Don't Like It" with Bryan Chapell: Apple | Spotify | YouTube ❖ Browse other Crossway Podcast episodes relating to work and time management If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/11/202438 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hope for Weak People—The Message of 2 Corinthians (Dane Ortlund)

In this episode, Dane Ortlund walks through 2 Corinthians and shares encouragement for the church by unpacking key verses from this letter. Dane C. Ortlund serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of 'Gentle and Lowly' and his new book with Crossway 'Ministry in the New Realm: A Theology of 2 Corinthians'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/4/202441 minutes, 53 seconds
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Five Myths About Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Rosaria Butterfield entitled 'Five Myths About Hospitality'. Rosaria Butterfield is an author, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is also the author of 'The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World'. Read the essay here. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
2/28/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Should We Respond to Our Doubt? (Randy Newman)

In this episode, Randy Newman shares how Christians and non-Christians can handle doubt and offers encouragement to anyone wrestling with their faith. Randy Newman is senior fellow for apologetics and evangelism at the C. S. Lewis Institute. He was formerly on staff with Cru, ministering in and near Washington, DC. He is the author of several books, including 'Questioning Faith: Indirect Journeys of Belief through Terrains of Doubt'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/26/202450 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Most Important Thing Our Churches Have Forgotten to Do (Paul Miller)

In this episode, Paul Miller discusses the vital practice of corporate prayer and offers encouragement to Christians seeking to grow their prayer life. Paul E. Miller is the executive director of seeJesus, a global discipling mission that mentors through seminars, cohorts, and interactive Bible studies. He is the bestselling author of 'A Praying Church: Becoming a People of Hope in a Discouraging World'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/19/202440 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Pray When You're Feeling Depressed (David Murray)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by David Murray, entitled, "How to Pray When You're Feeling Depressed". David Murray has pastored four churches in Scotland and the USA. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of several books including 'Why Am I Feeling Like This?: A Teen's Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
2/14/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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Should Our Churches Be Political? (Alan Strange)

In today's episode, Alan Strange unpacks the doctrine of the spirituality of the church and discusses its implications for our world today. Alan D. Strange is professor of church history at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, a conference speaker, and the author of various works, including 'Empowered Witness: Politics, Culture, and the Spiritual Mission of the Church' from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/12/202438 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Old Creeds Speak to New Problems (Carl Trueman)

In this episode, Carl Trueman discusses the modern cultural shift towards individualism, the importance of adhering to historic creeds and confessions, as well as addressing several common objections to these historic creeds. Carl Trueman is a professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is a contributing editor at 'First Things', an esteemed church historian, and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including 'Crisis of Confidence: Reclaiming the Historic Faith in a Culture Consumed with Individualism and Identity'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/5/202446 minutes, 42 seconds
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What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Life? (Scott Klusendorf)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Scott Klusendorf, entitled, "What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Life?". Scott Klusendorf is the president of Life Training Institute, where he trains pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views. He is also the author of 'The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/31/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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Answering Hard Questions about Predestination and Free Will (Andy Naselli)

In today's episode, Andy Naselli walks through the doctrine of predestination and answers some of the trickiest questions regarding it. Andy Naselli is a professor of systematic theology and New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis and one of the pastors of the North Church in Mounds View, Minnesota. He is also the author of 'Predestination: An Introduction'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/29/202437 minutes, 24 seconds
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Has Christianity Really Caused More Harm Than Good in the World? (Sharon James)

In today's episode, Sharon James discusses Christianity's historical effect on the world, and what that means for the world today. Sharon James works as a social policy analyst for the Christian Institute, United Kingdom. She writes at sharonjames.org. She has traveled to many countries as a conference speaker and he is the author of 'Is Christianity Good for the World?'. Learn more about the Christian Institute. Read the full transcript of this episode. Submit your questions about raising teenagers for an upcoming interview with Paul Tripp! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/22/202435 minutes, 47 seconds
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Help! People at Church Are Driving Me Crazy (Jamie Dunlop)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jamie Dunlop, entitled, "Help! People at Church Are Driving Me Crazy". Jamie Dunlop serves as an associate pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church. He is also the author of 'Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy: Eight Truths for Pursuing Unity in Your Church'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/17/202410 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit? (Fred Sanders)

In today's episode, Fred Sanders addresses some of the most common questions Christians have about the Holy Spirit. Fred serves as a professor of theology at the Tory Honors Institute at Biola University and as the author of a number of books including 'The Holy Spirit: An Introduction' which is part of Crossway's Short Studies in Systematic Theology series. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/15/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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Your Kids Are Already Theologians, So Give Them Good Theology (Kristen Wetherell)

In today's episode, Kristen Wetherell unpacks the importance of teaching kids theology and offers practical advice for parents on how to do that well. Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. Kristen is a member of the Orchard and lives in Chicagoland with her husband and three children. she is the author of several books, including the new board book series for kids called For the Bible Tells Me So from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/8/202440 minutes, 38 seconds
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Unpacking "New Year, New Me" (Jen Oshman)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jen Oshman, entitled, "Unpacking 'New Year, New Me'". Jen Oshman has been in women’s ministry for over two decades as a missionary and pastor’s wife on three continents. She’s the mother of four daughters, the author of 'Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/3/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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How You Can Jump Start Your Bible Memorization in 2024 (Andrew Davis)

Andrew Davis encourages Christians that not only is Bible memorization infinitely valuable, but everyone is wholly capable of doing so. Andrew Davis is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and the founder of Two Journeys Ministry. He is also a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Gospel Coalition, and a former trustee of the International Mission Board. He is the author of several books, including 'How to Memorize Scripture for Life: From One Verse to Entire Books'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/1/202440 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mike Reeves Reads the Christmas Story from Luke 2

Thank you for listening to the Crossway Podcast in 2023. We are happy to present Mike Reeves reading Luke 2 for you and your family this Christmas. To hear more ESV Bible audio, visit ESV.org or download the ESV app for Apple and Android.
12/25/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Closer Look at One of the Most Famous Chapters of the Bible (David Gibson)

In today's episode, David Gibson unpacks Psalm 23 and shares how Jesus is the greatest and promised shepherd. David Gibson is the minister of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is also the author of 'The Lord of Psalm 23: Jesus Our Shepherd, Companion, and Host'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
12/18/202337 minutes, 21 seconds
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Help! I Don’t Know If I’m Doing Enough for Christ (Amy DiMarcangelo)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Amy DiMarcangelo, entitled, "Help! I Don’t Know If I’m Doing Enough for Christ". Amy DiMarcangelo is a regular contributor at the Gospel Coalition. She also writes about discipleship, mission, and books at her website, equippedformercy.com. She is also the author of 'Go and Do Likewise: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
12/13/202310 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Attribute of Jesus That You’ve Probably Never Noticed (Peter Williams)

In today's episode, Peter Williams unpacks a well-known parable to show the genius of Jesus. Peter J. Williams is the principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, the chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, and a member of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee. He is the author of 'The Surprising Genius of Jesus: What the Gospels Reveal about the Greatest Teacher'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
12/11/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Wait for Christmas in an Age of Instant Gratification (Jonathan Gibson)

In today's episode, Jonathan Gibson encourages Christians to prepare their hearts for Christmas. Jonathan Gibson is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church, United Kingdom, and associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: A Liturgy for Daily Worship from Advent to Epiphany'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
12/4/202324 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 Things That Must Change about the American Justice System (Matt Martens)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Matthew Martens, entitled, "3 Things That Must Change about the American Justice System". Matthew T. Martens (JD, University of North Carolina School of Law; MABS, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a trial lawyer and partner at an international law firm in Washington, DC. He has spent the bulk of his more than twenty-five-year legal career practicing criminal law both as a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist at the US Supreme Court and also as a political appointee in the criminal division of the US Justice Department under Attorney General Ashcroft. His new book with Crossway is called 'Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
11/29/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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When Authority Fails to Reflect God's Good Design (Jonathan Leeman)

In today's episode, Jonathan Leeman shares how the solution to bad authority is not no authority but good authority. Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director for 9Marks and cohost of the Pastors’ Talk podcast. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books and teaches at several seminaries. His newest book with Crossway is 'Authority: How Godly Rule Protects the Vulnerable, Strengthens Communities, and Promotes Human Flourishing'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/27/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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The State of Women's Ministry in the US (Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel)

In today's episode, Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel share encouragement to women, pastors, and churches about how to support women's ministry today. Courtney Doctor serves as the director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition. She is a Bible teacher and the author of several books. Joanna Kimbrel serves as a content coordinator for the Gospel Coalition and is pursuing a master of arts in theological studies from Westminster Theological Seminary. They are also both co-authors of 'Behold and Believe: A Bible Study on the "I Am" Statements of Jesus'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/20/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Prayer (Don Whitney)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Don Whitney, entitled, "10 Things You Should Know about Prayer". Donald S. Whitney is a professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written several books including 'Praying the Bible'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
11/15/202313 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Case for Abortion—and How to Refute It (Scott Klusendorf)

In today's episode, Scott Klusendorf walks through the best pro-abortion arguments and teaches Christians how to dismantle them. Scott Klusendorf is the president of Life Training Institute, where he trains pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views. He is also the author of the new second edition of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/13/202350 minutes, 29 seconds
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Inside Crossway's Plan to Give Away One Million Bibles (Anthony Gosling and Randy Jahns)

Today, we are excited to share with you a bonus inside look into Crossway's One Million Bible Initiative. Anthony Gosling and Randy Jahns explain the overarching goals of the project, highlight the unique challenge of distributing so many Bibles to such hard-to-reach places, and they share how the One Million Bibles Initiative connects to Crossway's mission as a nonprofit ministry.  Crossway’s One Million Bibles initiative is designed to provide Christians in the Global South with their own copy of the Bible. Join us in an effort to raise $600,000 to support the printing and distribution of 150,000 Bibles by December 31, 2023. A gift of $40 will provide 10 believers with the life-giving resource of God’s Word! ❖ If you want to donate, click here. ❖ If you want to subscribe to the One Million Bibles Initiative newsletter, click here. Read the full transcript of this episode.
11/8/202332 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Death Penalty, Plea Bargaining, and Other Problems with the Criminal Justice System (Matt Martens)

In this episode, trial lawyer Matt Martens explains how our American criminal justice system is broken and that in order for us to love all of our neighbors well, reforms need to be made. Matt Martens (JD, University of North Carolina School of Law; MABS, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a trial lawyer and partner at an international law firm in Washington, DC. He has spent the bulk of his more than twenty-five-year legal career practicing criminal law both as a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He is also the author of 'Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal' from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/6/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Audiobook Preview: 'Remaking the World' (Andrew Wilson)

Today, we are pleased to offer you the first chapter of Andrew Wilson's book 'Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West'. In 'Remaking the World', Andrew Wilson highlights 7 major developments from the year 1776—globalization, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Enrichment, the American Revolution, the rise of post-Christianity, and the dawn of Romanticism—and explains their relevance to social changes happening today. Carefully examining key documents and historical figures, Wilson demonstrates how a monumental number of political, philosophical, economic, and industrial changes in the year of America’s founding shaped the modern West into a “WEIRDER” society: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic, Ex-Christian, and Romantic. This thoroughly researched yet accessible book offers a unique historical perspective on modern views of family, government, religion, and morality—giving Christians the historical lens they need to understand today’s post-Christian trends and respond accordingly. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
11/1/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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Q&A: Kristen Wetherell Answers Your Questions on How To Love the Bible More

A few weeks ago, we asked people to send in questions related to what it looks like to stay motivated and excited about reading the Bible in every season of life. We received lots of questions from around the world about everything from keeping our Bible reading time fresh, to making time for God's Word as a busy parent, to engaging with Scripture when we're struggling with grief.  Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books, including 'Help for the Hungry Soul: Eight Encouragements to Grow Your Appetite for God's Word'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/30/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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6 Ideas for Thinking about Halloween with Your Kids (Jon Nielson)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jon Nielson, entitled, "6 Ideas for Thinking about Halloween with Your Kids". Jon Nielson serves as the senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also coeditor of the book 'Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/25/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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When Your Kid Needs a Friend (Trillia Newbell)

In this episode, Trillia Newbell discusses the desire in all of us for friendship and how that is ultimately fulfilled in Jesus. Trillia Newbell is the acquisitions director at Moody Publishers and the author of numerous books including 'Jesus and the Gift of Friendship'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/23/202333 minutes, 4 seconds
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5 Lies Our Culture Is Telling Us (Rosaria Butterfield)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Rosaria Butterfield, entitled, "5 Lies Our Culture Is Telling Us". Rosaria Butterfield is an author, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of 'Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/18/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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How the World Found Democracy—and Became Ex-Christian (Andrew Wilson)

In this episode, Andrew Wilson shares about how the year 1776 shaped the world we know today and why it is important for every Christian to think about the way they interpret history. Andrew Wilson is the teaching pastor at King’s Church London and a columnist for Christianity Today. He is the author of several books, including 'Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/16/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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When Churches Get Doctrine Right and Everything Else Wrong (Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry)

In today's episode, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry discuss how to recognize if your church is spiritually sick and what you can do about it. Ray Orland and Sam Albury are both pastors at Immanuel Nashville Church and canon theologians with the Anglican Church in North America. They're both authors of numerous books, including their newest book together 'You're Not Crazy: Gospel Sanity for Weary Churches'. Read the full transcript of this episode. Check out Paul Tripp's previous interview mentioned in this episode: "What You Believe About God's Sovereignty Matters for Real Life (Paul Tripp)" If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/9/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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An Open Letter to Women Straining under the Burden of Expectations (Jen Oshman)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jen Oshman, entitled, 'An Open Letter to Women Straining under the Burden of Expectations'. Jen Oshman has been in women’s ministry for over two decades as a missionary and pastor’s wife on three continents. She’s the mother of four daughters, and the author of 'Cultural Counterfeits: Confronting 5 Empty Promises of Our Age and How We Were Made for So Much More'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/4/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Have So Many People Stopped Going to Church? (Paul Tripp)

In this episode, Paul Tripp shares his heart for the church and offers encouragement to Christians that loving God includes loving his people. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, award-winning author, and international conference speaker. His nonprofit ministry exists to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. He has written numerous books, including 'Sunday Matters: 52 Devotionals to Prepare Your Heart for Church'. Read the full transcript of this episode. Check out Paul Tripp's previous interview mentioned in this episode: "What You Believe About God's Sovereignty Matters for Real Life (Paul Tripp)" If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/2/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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Answering Common Questions about Mental Illness (David Murray)

In this episode, David Murray answers commonly asked questions about mental illness such as if Christians should ever use medication and how to know when it's time to seek a counselor. David Murray is the senior pastor of First Byron Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the co-author of 'A Christian's Guide to Mental Illness: Answers to 30 Common Questions'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/25/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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5 Myths about Quiet Time (Kristen Wetherell)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Kristen Wetherell, entitled, '5 Myths about Quiet Time'. Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books, including 'Help for the Hungry Soul: Eight Encouragements to Grow Your Appetite for God's Word'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/20/20238 minutes, 51 seconds
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Have We Domesticated the Cross? (Jeremy Treat)

In this episode, Jeremy Treat addresses the common questions that come up in regard to the doctrine of atonement. He walks through this commonly misunderstood doctrine and shares how it can and should impact your daily life. Jeremy Treat is a pastor for preaching and vision at Reality LA, a church in Los Angeles, California. He is also an adjunct professor of theology at Biola University and is the author of 'The Atonement: An Introduction'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/18/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sexual Confusion, Cultural Lies, and Our Christian Witness (Rosaria Butterfield)

In this episode, Rosaria Butterfield shares the importance of standing on the truth of Christ in our world full of lies about gender and sexual identity and offers practical advice to situations many Christians face in their lives. Rosaria Butterfield is an author, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of 'Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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On the Crushing Guilt of Failing at Quiet Time (Kevin DeYoung)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Kevin DeYoung, entitled, 'On the Crushing Guilt of Failing at Quiet Time'. Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including 'Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel Miserable Pretty Much All the Time'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/6/20239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why You Can't Stop Looking at Your Phone (Samuel James)

In this episode, Samuel James unpacks how technology and social media are influencing our lives and argues for the importance of Christian wisdom to shape the way we use and view technology in our lives. Samuel James is the associate acquisitions editor at Crossway. He is the author of 'Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/4/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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Is Your Soul Starved for Nourishment? (Kristen Wetherell)

In today's episode, Kristen Wetherell offers encouragement to the Christians wishing they were in the word more. Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books, including 'Help for the Hungry Soul: Eight Encouragements to Grow Your Appetite for God's Word'. Also, don't forget to check out the books Kristen Wetherell mentioned in this interview: 'Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture' 'Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me' Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
8/28/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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"Boasting Only in the Cross of Christ" (John Piper, May 20, 2000)

Today, we're pleased to share with you John Piper's "seashell" sermon that he gave on May 20, 2000. John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including 'Don't Waste Your Life'. Originally published on DesiringGod.org. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/23/202340 minutes, 21 seconds
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Remembering the "Seashells" Sermon 23 Years Later (John Piper)

In today's episode, John Piper reflects on his last 23 years of ministry starting with him giving his "seashells" sermon back in 2000. John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including 'Don't Waste Your Life'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
8/21/202358 minutes, 52 seconds
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Christianity Is Both Easier and Harder Than You Think (Kevin DeYoung)

In today's interview, Kevin DeYoung offers encouragement to the Christians who feel like they are not measuring up to what they should be. Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including 'Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel Miserable Pretty Much All the Time'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
8/14/202342 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 Reasons to Prioritize Family Worship (Don Whitney)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Don Whitney, entitled, 'Five Reasons to Prioritize Family Worship'. Donald S. Whitney is a professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written several books, including 'Family Worship'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/9/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Are You Courageous or Cowardly? (Joe Rigney)

In today's interview, Joe Rigney unpacks what Christian courage looks like and addresses the common misconceptions surrounding it. Joe Rigney serves as a fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is a husband, a father of three, and the author of a number of books, including 'Courage: How the Gospel Creates Christian Fortitude'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
8/7/202336 minutes, 21 seconds
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On Apologetics: The Best of The Crossway Podcast

In today's very special episode, we take a look back into The Crossway Podcast archives and put together our favorite clips of authors talking on the topic of apologetics. Check out the interviews featured in the episode below: Episode 6: Christianity on the Decline? (Rebecca McLaughlin) Episode 226: How to Respond to Common Arguments against Christianity (William Lane Craig) Episode 210: 12 Quick Questions about the Reliability of the Bible (Peter Williams) Episode 113: Surviving College with Your Faith Intact (Michael Kruger) Episode 185: Why Apologetics Is Easier Than You Think (Neil Shenvi) Authors featured in this episode: Rebecca McLaughlin is the author of 'Confronting Christianity', named Christianity Today’s 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year. William Lane Craig is a research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, and at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He has authored or edited over thirty books including 'Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics'. Peter J. Williams is the principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, the chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, and a member of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee. He is the author of 'Can We Trust the Gospels?'. Michael J. Kruger is the president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the author of 'Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College'. Neil Shenvi has worked as a research scientist at Yale University and Duke University and has published over thirty peer-reviewed papers. He is also the author of 'Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity'. Read the full transcript of this episode. Subscribe to our brand new Crossway Podcast YouTube channel! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
7/31/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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9 Ways to Guard Your Personal Relationship with God (David Murray)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by David Murray entitled "9 Ways to Guard Your Personal Relationship with God". David Murray is the senior pastor of First Byron Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of 'Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/26/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls (Matthew Barrett)

In today's episode, Matthew Barrett unpacks the doctrine of justification and discusses its history within the church and the common misunderstandings we can have regarding it. Matthew Barrett is an associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine and the host of the Credo Podcast. He is the author of several books, including 'The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification in Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Pastoral Perspective'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
7/24/202339 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Explain the Hypostatic Union to a Fifth Grader (Stephen Wellum)

In today's episode, Stephen Wellum walks through the complex doctrine of the hypostatic union sharing wisdom and bringing clarity to the church. Stephen J. Wellum is a professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of 'The Person of Christ: An Introduction'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
7/17/202348 minutes, 4 seconds
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4 Misconceptions about Contentment (Melissa Kruger)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Melissa Kruger entitled "4 Misconceptions about Contentment". Melissa Kruger serves as vice president of discipleship programming for the Gospel Coalition (TGC). She’s the author of multiple books, including 'Growing Together: Taking Mentoring beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/12/20236 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Were the Books of the Bible Chosen? (Michael Kruger)

In this episode, Michael Kruger walks through his own wrestling with the canon and why Christians can have confidence in the Bible they have today. Michael Kruger is the president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a leading scholar on the origins and development of the New Testament canon. He is also the author of 'Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
7/10/202337 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why the Church Needs Spiritual Mothers (Susan Hunt)

In today's episode, Susan Hunt shares her experience with mentoring in the local church and her encouragement for other women, pastors, and churches in their relationship with women's ministry. Susan Hunt is the widow of pastor Gene Hunt, a mother, a grandmother, and the former director of women’s ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Hunt has written over 20 books, including 'Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
7/3/202332 minutes, 35 seconds
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4 Privileges We Enjoy as Friends of God (Mike McKinley)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Mike McKinley entitled "4 Privileges We Enjoy as Friends of God". Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. He is the author of a number of books, including 'Friendship with God: A Path to Deeper Fellowship with the Father, Son, and Spirit'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/28/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of Elisabeth Elliot (Lucy S. R. Austen)

In today's episode, Lucy S. R. Austen shares the story of Elisabeth Elliot from her marriage to the late missionary Jim Elliot to her writing books that shaped generations. Lucy S. R. Austen is a writer, editor, and teacher who has spent over a decade studying source materials on Elisabeth Elliot. She has served on the editorial staff of the Spring Hill Review, contributed to various publications, and developed two high school English textbooks on prominent Christian authors. She is also the author of 'Elisabeth Elliot: A Life'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
6/26/202347 minutes, 2 seconds
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Parents, Your Kids Will Love What You Love—So Love the Bible (William Osborne)

In today's episode, William (Rusty) Osborne gives advice and wisdom to parents and guardians on how to help children know God and love his word. William R. Osborne serves as associate professor of biblical and theological studies at College of the Ozarks and is the author of 'God, You Are: 20 Promises from the Psalms for Kids'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
6/19/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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5 Questions About Homosexuality (Kevin DeYoung)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Kevin DeYoung entitled "5 Questions About Homosexuality". Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including 'What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/14/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Brief Look at One of the Shortest Books in the Bible (Matt Harmon)

In today's episode, Matt Harmon goes through the book of Jude and highlights the relevance of this ancient epistle for the church today. Matt Harmon is a professor of New Testament Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He was previously on staff with Cru for eight years and is the author of numerous books, including 'The God Who Judges and Saves: A Theology of 2 Peter and Jude'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
6/12/202333 minutes, 31 seconds
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Introducing The Biggest Story Podcast a New Podcast for Kids

Today we are pleased to share with you the first episode of Crossway's newest podcast that launches today: 'The Biggest Story'. Join us each Wednesday as we walk through a new Bible story that will help kids see the biggest story of redemption and ultimately what - better yet, Who! - the Bible is all about: Jesus! Hear a dramatic retelling of these biblical stories by Mike Reeves along with a weekly memory verse and engaging teaching of how each story connects to the gospel. ❖ Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. ❖ Learn more about The Biggest Story suite! ❖Follow The Biggest Story on Instagram and see all the animated videos on YouTube. ❖ To get 30% off The Biggest Story Curriculum Crossway releases create a Crossway+ account today. Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
6/7/202311 minutes, 31 seconds
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What's Up with That Talking Snake? (Mitch Chase)

In this episode, Mitch Chase walks through the story of the fall in Genesis 3 and explains the common questions that arise from this core passage. Mitch Chase is an associate professor of biblical studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the preaching pastor of Kosmosdale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the author of several books including 'Short of Glory: A Biblical and Theological Exploration of the Fall'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
6/5/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Don't Be True to Yourself (Kevin DeYoung)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Kevin DeYoung entitled "Don't Be True to Yourself". Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including 'Do Not Be True to Yourself: Countercultural Advice for the Rest of Your Life'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
5/31/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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Enjoying Food, Sports, and the Rest of God's Good Gifts (Joe Rigney)

In today's episode, Joe Rigney walks through his journey with understanding how to love God by loving the good gifts that he gives and offers encouragement find this balance. Joe Rigney serves as a fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is a husband, a father of three, and the author of a number of books, including 'Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/29/202334 minutes, 47 seconds
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6 Objections to Studying Theology That Don't Hold Up (Jon Nielson)

In this episode, Jon Nielson confronts all of the most common reasons people hesitate to study systematic theology and advocates for its importance and relevance in our lives. Jon Nielson serves as the senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of the Theology Basics suite of products including 'Knowing God's Truth: An Introduction to Systematic Theology'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/22/202338 minutes, 3 seconds
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9 Principles for Navigating Anxiety and Depression with Your Teen (David Murray)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by David Murray entitled "9 Principles for Navigating Anxiety and Depression with Your Teen". David Murray is the senior pastor of First Byron Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of 'Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This?: A Guide for Helping Teens through Anxiety and Depression'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
5/17/20238 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Graduation Speech You Won't Hear This Year (Kevin DeYoung)

In today's episode, Kevin DeYoung shares how the advice we so often get from our culture like 'be true to yourself' and 'march to the beat of your own drum' runs contrary to the gospel. Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including 'Do Not Be True to Yourself: Countercultural Advice for the Rest of Your Life'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/15/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Wayne Grudem on His Life, Love of Theology, and Translating the Bible (Wayne Grudem)

In today's episode, Wayne Grudem reflects on his life and shares the story of God's faithfulness throughout the years. Wayne Grudem is a Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary. He is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and the author of over twenty-five books. Check out his books from Crossway here. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/8/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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9 Tips for Making the Most of Your Bible Study (Jen Wilkin)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Jen Wilkin entitled "9 Tips for Making the Most of Your Bible Study" Jen Wilkin is a Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. As an advocate for biblical literacy, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts and authored multiple books, including the best seller 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
5/3/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sinclair Ferguson on Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel (Sinclair Ferguson)

In this episode, Sinclair Ferguson explains what it means to live out Paul's directive in Philippians 1:27 to "live a life worthy of the gospel of Christ". Sinclair B. Ferguson is Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children. He is the author of several books, including 'Worthy: Living in Light of the Gospel'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/1/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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Who's in Charge of the Church? (Sam Emadi)

In this episode, Sam Emadi breaks down what the Bible says about leadership in the church and explains the different ways this can look in the local church. Sam Emadi serves as the senior pastor at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and as an editor at 9Marks. He is also the author of 'Who's in Charge of the Church?' from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/24/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Justification by Faith (Kevin McFadden)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Kevin McFadden entitled '10 Things You Should Know about Justification by Faith'. Kevin W. McFadden is a professor of New Testament at Cairn University in Philadelphia and the author of 'Faith in the Son of God: The Place of Christ-Oriented Faith within Pauline Theology'. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
4/19/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to Respond to Common Arguments against Christianity (William Lane Craig)

In this episode, Willaim Lane Craig discusses what it means and looks like for Christians to defend their faith. While answering common questions about Christianity, he offers encouragement to all believers to handle questions they face in their own life. William Lane Craig is a research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, and at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He has authored or edited over thirty books and is the founder of ReasonableFaith.org, a web-based apologetics ministry. He is also the author of 'Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics'. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/17/202345 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Does Life Change If God Is Actually My Friend? (Mike McKinley)

In today's episode, Mike McKinley shares how God desires to be our friend and how by leaning into that our entire relationship with him can be changed. Mike McKinley is the senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. He is also the author of Friendship with God: A Path to Deeper Fellowship with the Father, Son, and Spirit. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/10/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Introducing the Women of the Word Podcast with Jen Wilkin

Today we are pleased to share with you the first episode of Crossway's newest podcast that launches today: 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin'. Join Jen Wilkin over the next ten weeks as she walks through methods, tips, and encouragements to study the Bible more deeply so we might know and love the God of the Bible better. Jen Wilkin is a Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. As an advocate for biblical literacy, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts and authored several books, including the best seller Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds that this podcast is based. ❖ Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. ❖ This podcast is also releasing as a video podcast on YouTube here. ❖ Check out Jen Wilkin's other books: In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands ❖ To get 30% off her books or any other Crossway releases create a Crossway+ account today. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals!
4/5/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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Help Jump-Start Your Journey through Scripture (Jonathan Pennington)

In today's episode, Jonathan Pennington uses the metaphor of a road trip to discuss the different stages of studying Scripture and the potholes to avoid along the way. Jonathan Pennington serves as professor of New Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of spiritual formation at Sojourn East church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also the author of 'Come and See: The Journey of Knowing God through Scripture' from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/3/202340 minutes, 1 second
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Does It Matter What I Believe? (Samuel James)

In today's episode, Sam James walks through the common arguments against studying theology and why knowing what we believe matters so much. Sam James is the associate acquisitions editor at Crossway. He is the author of Digital Liturgies, a regular newsletter on Christianity, technology, and culture. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Emily and their three children. He is also the author of Does It Matter What I Believe? from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/27/202336 minutes, 41 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know About Christian Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)

Today we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Rosaria Butterfield entitled '10 Things You Should Know About Christian Hospitality'. Rosaria Butterfield is an author, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is also the author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Read the essay here. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/22/202317 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Journaling Could Reinvigorate Your Prayer Life (Erika Allen)

In today's episode, Erika Allen walks through the struggles of having a consistent prayer life and how journaling can aid in the time we spend with God. Erika Allen is the director of Bible editorial for Crossway. She is a contributor to the ESV Student Study Bible and the ESV Women’s Study Bible. Check out her collection of ESV prayer journals here! Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/20/202330 minutes, 6 seconds
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10 Reasons It's Good to Be a Girl (Jen Oshman)

Today, we are pleased to present an audio essay written and read by Jen Oshman entitled '10 Reasons It's Good to Be a Girl'. Jen Oshman has been in women’s ministry for over two decades as a missionary and pastor’s wife on three continents. To hear more from her, check out Cultural Counterfeits: Confronting 5 Empty Promises of Our Age and How We Were Made for So Much More. Read the essay here. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/15/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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What an Old Puritan Can Teach Us about the Holy Spirit (Andrew Ballitch)

In today's episode, Andrew Ballitch gives an overview of who John Owen was and walks through his work on the Holy Spirit. Andrew S. Ballitch is the associate pastor of preaching and ministries at Westwood Alliance Church in Ontario, Ohio. He has taught church history courses at Boyce College, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Crown College, and has published and edited numerous books and articles on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Puritans. He is also the editor of the seventh volume of The Complete Works of John Owen The Holy Spirit—The Helper. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/13/202335 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer (Sam Storms)

Today, Crossway is proud to re-share the release of a podcast originally posted in July of 2020 celebrating J. I. Packer's life and ministry. Sam Storms walks through Packer's life and impact on countless Christians specifically through his books. This bonus episode is to celebrate the release of the beautiful commemorative edition of J. I. Packer's most famous book Knowing God. Also, check out Sam Storms's book Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit. Read the transcript here. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/8/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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Help! My Christian Life Is a Mess (Lewis & Sarah Allen)

In today's episode, Lewis and Sarah Allen discuss how to have faith in the midst of the trials and struggles of life. Sarah leads the women’s ministry and Lewis serves as senior pastor of Hope Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. They’re also the co-authors of Resilient Faith: Learning to Rely on Jesus in the Struggles of Life from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
3/6/202343 minutes, 30 seconds
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John Piper Answers Common Questions About the Second Coming (John Piper)

In this episode, John Piper answers tough questions surrounding the second coming and points out that the most important question is the one we are not asking. John Piper is the founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including his newest book from Crossway Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ. Read the full transcript of this episode. Please complete this listener survey to receive a free ebook of 'Practicing Thankfulness' by Sam Crabtree and a chance to win a free set of ESV New Testament Scripture Journals! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Subscribe to Crossway's newest podcast 'Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Jen Wilkin' here!
2/27/202358 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Sermon from the First Black Ordained Preacher in America (Lemuel Haynes)

Today, we are pleased to share with you an audiobook preview for Selected Sermons by Lamuel Haynes. Born in 1753, Lamuel Haynes was an indentured servant who grew to become a dynamic and influential reformed preacher and abolitionist in the decades surrounding the American Revolution. Nicknamed the Black Puritan, he's credited as being the first African American ordained for ministry in the United States. To hear more from Lamuel Haynes, check out the newest installment of Crossway Short Classics Selected Sermons. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
2/22/202330 minutes, 49 seconds
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Are You an Evangelical, a Pharisee, or Both? (Michael Reeves)

In today's episode, Michael Reeves discusses how the Pharisees are not just the 'bad guys' from the Bible, but an example of what hypocrisy can look like in the church even today. Michael Reeves is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Bridgend and Oxford, United Kingdom. To hear more from him, check out his book Evangelical Pharisees: The Gospel as Cure for the Church's Hypocrisy. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/20/202344 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Puritans We Forgot (Jenny-Lyn de Klerk)

In today's episode, Jenny-Lyn de Klerk shares about Puritan women and what we can learn today from these forgotten Puritans. While highlighting Lucy Hutchinson, Jenny-Lyn showcases how the stories we may not know are the ones we just might need for our lives today. Jenny-Lyn de Klerk works as an editor at Crossway and has multiple degrees in church history and historical theology, specializing in Puritan spirituality. She has also written articles for Themelios, the Midwestern Journal of Theology, and the Gospel Coalition and contributed to the Lexham Dictionary of Church History. Jenny-Lyn and her husband, JD, live and attend church in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.  To learn more about Puritan women, check out Jenny-Lyn de Klerk's book 5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/13/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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Women Were Puritans Too (Jenny-Lyn de Klerk)

Today, we are pleased to present an audio essay written and read by Jenny-Lyn de Klerk entitled "Women Were Puritans Too". Jenny-Lyn de Klerk works as an editor at Crossway and has multiple degrees in church history and historical theology, specializing in Puritan spirituality. To read the book she wrote on Puritan women, check out 5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
2/8/202310 minutes, 8 seconds
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Conservatives, Progressives, and the Pursuit of the Common Good (Andrew Walker and Robert George)

In today's episode, conservative scholar Robert George and Andrew Walker discuss the idea of the common good and how it informs American conservatism. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, is one of the most influential conservative intellectuals of his generation. Among many honors and accolades, George received the US Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush and served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Andrew T. Walker is associate professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an associate dean in the School of Theology. He serves as the executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement and as managing editor of WORLD Opinions.  To read the book Andrew Walker edited about Robert George's life and work, check out Social Conservatism for the Common Good: A Protestant Engagement with Robert P. George. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
2/6/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Greatest Act of Redemption in the Entire Old Testament (Ian Vaillancourt)

In today's interview, Ian Vaillancourt walks through the exodus and shares how God's plan of redemption shines throughout it. Ian J. Vaillancourt is an associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Heritage Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Natalie, have two children and are members at West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario.  To hear more from Ian, check out his book The Dawning of Redemption: The Story of the Pentateuch and the Hope of the Gospel. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/30/202336 minutes, 3 seconds
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An Open Letter to a Struggling Mom (Katie Faris)

Today, we are pleased to share an audio essay written and read by Katie Faris entitled 'An Open Letter to a Struggling Mom'. Katie Faris is a contributing writer to several blogs including the Gospel Coalition and Risen Motherhood. A pastor’s wife and mother to five, Katie lives with her family in New Jersey. To learn more, visit katiefaris.com. To hear more from Katie Faris, check out her book God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood. Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/25/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Dark History of Abortion in America (Leah Savas)

In today's episode, Leah Savas shares the forgotten history of abortion in America and how it can influence the way Christians can view the movement today. Through sharing stories and discussing the recent overturn of Roe v Wade, Savas unpacks how there is more to the pro-life movement than we may be aware of. Leah Savas reports on abortion for WORLD News Group, where she writes the weekly Vitals roundup and newsletter of pro-life news. Leah lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, Stephen. To hear more from her, check out the book she co-authored with Marvin Olasky - The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History, 1652–2022 Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/23/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood (Katie Faris)

In today's interview, Katie Faris shares how the comfort of God can be found even in the struggles and sorrows of motherhood. Sharing her own stories and experiences with motherhood, Katie Faris unpacks how God is still good when everything feels stressful and overwhelming as a parent. Katie Faris is a contributing writer to several blogs including the Gospel Coalition and Risen Motherhood. A pastor’s wife and mother to five, Katie lives with her family in New Jersey. To download Katie's Truth and Lie chart click here. To hear more from her, check out her new book - God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/16/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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10 Practices to Kill Pride (Gavin Ortlund)

Today we're pleased to share with you an audio essay, written and read by Gavin Orland entitled "10 Practices to Kill Pride". Gavin Ortlund serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He is the author of several books and runs the popular YouTube channel Truth Unites. To hear more from him, check out his new book "Humility: The Joy of Self-Forgetfulness". Read the essay here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/11/202315 minutes
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The Cure to Our Polarization and Outrage: Humility (Gavin Ortlund)

In today's episode, Gavin Ortlund discusses humility and what it means for Christians to exhibit it in all areas of life. Pride is something everyone understands and has dealt with in life. However, are there still things we don't fully understand about pride? Gavin Ortlund unpacks the misconceptions surrounding both pride and humility in this interview. Gavin Ortlund serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He is the author of several books and runs the popular YouTube channel Truth Unites. Gavin and his wife, Esther, have five children.  To hear more from Gavin Ortlund, check out his book Humility: The Joy of Self-Forgetfulness. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/9/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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New Daily Devotional Podcasts for Men and Women

Today, we are proud to give you today's episode from Crossway's new daily devotional podcast for men - Daily Strength. Daily Strength is a year-long devotional podcast that walks Christian men through Scripture passages that speak to their most pressing issues. With scriptural reflections written by over 40 contributors, including Sam Storms, Alistair Begg, Dane Ortlund, Bryan Chapell, Joe Thorn, and Jared Wilson, the Daily Strength Podcast will encourage you to walk faithfully as a man after God's own heart. Grab a print copy of the book this podcast is based on crossway.org/DailyStrength. You can also check out Crossway's new daily devotional podcast for women - Daily Joy. The Daily Joy devotional podcast was created to inspire women to engage with God’s word daily, allowing the gospel's truth to transform their lives throughout the year.  Check out Crossway's two new devotional podcasts: Daily Joy: A 365-Day Devotional for Women: Apple Podcasts & Spotify Daily Strength: A 365-Day Devotional for Men: Apple Podcasts & Spotify
1/4/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Recover the Lost Art of Bible Meditation in 2023 (David Mathis)

When it comes to the Bible, we often think in terms of two levels, reading and studying. And both of those approaches to Scripture are good and important. However, there's a third approach to engaging with God's word that is in many ways most important - meditating on it. In today's interview, David Mathis explains how meditating on Scripture can reinvigorate the way Christians relate to God. He shares his own journey with biblical meditation and gives encouragement to the listener to start this habit in 2023. David Mathis serves as senior teacher and executive editor at desiringGod.org, a pastor at Cities Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an adjunct professor at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis. Check out his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
1/2/202331 minutes, 47 seconds
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12 Quick Questions about the Reliability of the Bible (Peter Williams)

Have you ever struggled with believing in the reliability of the Bible? Ever wondered how Christians can be so sure about the text they have? In today's interview, Peter Williams responds to 12 frequently asked questions about the reliability of Scripture. Peter J. Williams is the principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, the chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, and a member of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee. To learn more from Peter Williams, check out his book Can We Trust the Gospels? Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Check out Crossway's two new devotional podcasts starting January 1st: Daily Joy: A 365-Day Devotional for Women: Apple Podcasts & Spotify Daily Strength: A 365-Day Devotional for Men: Apple Podcasts & Spotify Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
12/26/202241 minutes, 54 seconds
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There's More to the Christmas Story Than You Think (Benjamin L. Gladd)

Most Christians know that the Bible presents Jesus as Israel's Messiah and the fulfillment of many of the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament, and yet sometimes we don't know exactly how Jesus fulfilled these things or why it matters for our understanding of him and his mission. In this interview, Benjamin L. Gladd walks through the beginning of the Gospel of Luke to show the significance of Jesus's birth in the bigger picture of Scripture. Benjamin L. Gladd is a professor of the New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has written several books on biblical theology, edits the Essential Studies in Biblical Theology series, and serves on the editorial board of Themelios. Check out his book on the theology of Luke: From the Manger to the Throne: A Theology of Luke. Check out our new daily devotional podcasts starting January 1st. One for men called Daily Strength and one for women called Daily Joy. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
12/19/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Marriage Questions about Sex, Submission, and In-Laws (Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn)

Marriage is a wonderful gift given to us by God for our good, the good of our children, and ultimately the good of the world. And yet, despite this, marriage is hard and we often have questions. What's the ultimate purpose of marriage? Does the Bible really tell wives to submit to their husbands? How can couples cultivate a marriage marked by grace and forgiveness? The Van Dixhoorns answer these questions and more in this interview. Chad Van Dixhoorn is a professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary and a former pastor in the United Kingdom and Virginia. Emily is a stay-at-home mom who leads and loves Bible studies and women’s retreats. Chad and Emily have five children. Check out Chad and Emily's book on marriage called Gospel-Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
12/12/202234 minutes, 2 seconds
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D. A. Carson on His Life, Vision for Ministry, and Biggest Influences (D. A. Carson)

For decades, D. A. Carson has been a pillar of Evangelical scholarship. He is a renowned Bible scholar and commentator who's written more books on the Bible and theology than most of us will ever read. D. A. Carson is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly two hundred books. To read either of the books he discusses in this episode, follow the link for "Letters Along the Way: From a Senior Saint to a Junior Saint" and "Memories of an Ordinary Pastor". Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
12/5/202240 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why Discernment Today Is So Needed Yet So Neglected (Tim Challies)

Every day we're bombarded with messages and ideas that vie for our attention and acceptance. And with the internet and social media dominating so much of our lives, the need for spiritual discernment, the ability to rightly evaluate those ideas through the lens of scripture, is critically important. And yet, it seems that many Christians, including many Christian leaders, lack spiritual discernment, constantly falling prey to the latest trend and sucked into the latest con. In this interview, Tim Challies defines and discusses the importance of spiritual discernment. Tim Challies is a self-employed web designer and a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere, having one of the most widely read and recognized Christian blogs, Challies.com. He is also the editor of DiscerningReader.com, a site dedicated to offering thoughtful reviews of books that are of interest to Christians. Tim lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife, Aileen, and their three children. To learn more from Tim Challies, check out his book The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment. Read the full transcript of this episode. Submit your questions for Paul Tripp here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/28/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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Our Pastors Are in Crisis, and You Can Help (Peter Orr)

Do you pray for your pastor? What does it mean to fight for your pastor? In this interview, Peter Orr shares insights into the unique challenges and trials that pastors face, and what the church can do to support them. With practical encouragement and biblical reminders, Orr shows how you can care for and support your pastor. Peter Orr is a New Testament lecturer at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. Orr and his wife, Emma, have four sons and are members at All Saints Petersham.  To learn more from Peter Orr, check out his book Fight for Your Pastor. Submit your questions for Paul Tripp here. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/21/202237 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Your Muslim Neighbor Misunderstands about Christianity (A. S. Ibrahim)

Around the world, Muslims are coming to Christ more than ever before. However, many Christians know very little about their Muslim neighbors. What are their attitudes, their beliefs, and their worldview? What we fail to understand can lead to unfortunate misconceptions and ineffective evangelism. A. S. Ibrahim is a professor of Islamic studies and the director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  To learn more from A. S. Ibrahim check out his book Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/14/202234 minutes, 55 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Limited Atonement (Jonathan Gibson)

Jonathan Gibson is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church, United Kingdom, and associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a coeditor of and contributor to From Heaven He Came and Sought Her as well as the author of a number of other books. Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jonathan Gibson entitled "10 Things You Should Know about Limited Atonement". If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
11/9/202213 minutes, 44 seconds
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Is the Sabbath Still Relevant for Christians? (Guy Waters)

Is the Sabbath relevant for Christians today? And if it is, what should that look like in our lives? How does the Sabbath relate to Sunday, the day that Christians have historically gathered together for corporate worship? In this episode, Guy Waters looks at these questions and more as he guides and encourages Christians on how they view and treat the Sabbath in their lives. Guy Prentiss Waters is James M. Baird Jr. Professor of New Testament and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He is the author or editor of fifteen books and numerous chapters, articles, and reviews. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). To learn more from Guy Waters check out his book The Sabbath as Rest and Hope for the People of God. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
11/7/202234 minutes, 41 seconds
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Growing as a Follower in a Culture Obsessed with Leadership (Joanne Jung and Richard Langer)

Our world loves to talk about leadership. We host leadership conferences, write leadership books, and attend leadership training seminars. But what if we had a conversation about followership instead? What makes a good follower? Was Jesus ever a follower? What does it look like for Christians to be wise followers? Joanne Jung and Richard Langer answer these questions and more in this interview. Richard Langer is a professor of biblical and theological studies and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola University and Joanne J. Jung is a professor of biblical and theological studies and the associate dean of online education and faculty development at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. To hear more about followership from them, check out their book The Call to Follow: Hearing Jesus in a Culture Obsessed with Leadership. Read the full transcript here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/31/202240 minutes, 55 seconds
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Embracing Spiritual Authority in the Face of Pastoral Failure (David Mathis)

Spiritual authority. In our world today, it's a fraught topic that evokes strong reactions from many different sides. What is it? Who has it? How is it supposed to work, and how should we respond when that authority is abused? Our guest, David Mathis, helps answer these questions. David serves as a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, as an adjunct professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary, and as senior teacher and executive editor at DesiringGod.org. He's also the author of Workers for Your Joy, The Call of Christ on Christian Leaders from Crossway. Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/24/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Can We Be Sure We Have the Right Bible? (John D. Meade & Peter J. Gurry)

For millennia, Christians around the world have embraced the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative word of God given to his people for their salvation and spiritual nourishment. But where did we get this book that we hold in our hands? What do we know about the original manuscripts? How was the text passed along from generation to generation? And who even decided which books should be in the Bible? In the interview today, two Bible scholars who've spent years thinking, writing, and presenting on these important issues, John Mead and Peter Gurry, provide insight into these questions. To hear more from John Mead and Peter Gurry, check out their book Scribes and Scripture: The Amazing Story of How We Got the Bible Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/17/202241 minutes, 57 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Church Discipline (Jonathan Leeman)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Jonathan Leeman entitled 10 Things You Should Know about Church Discipline. Jonathan Leeman is the author of Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus. He is the editorial director for 9Marks and cohost of the Pastors’ Talk podcast. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books and teaches at several seminaries. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC, and is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.  If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/12/20229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why Is Obeying God So Simple and Yet So Incredibly Hard? (David Gibson)

Have you ever felt convicted by James 1:22? "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." How many of us have read that verse and felt the pangs of conscience? Knowing how often we do in fact content ourselves with merely hearing God's word, but not actually obeying it. And how many of us have asked ourselves or our Heavenly Father, why? Why do we still struggle so much even as Christians? In our interview today, David Gibson talks about this constant struggle that we all face and what it reveals about our sinful hearts, our theology, and our understanding of the Christian life. To hear more from David Gibson, check out his book Radically Whole: Gospel Healing for the Divided Heart Read the full transcript of this episode. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/10/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Dehumanizing Habits That Social Media Has Normalized (Paul Tripp)

If you spend any time on social media, you know how toxic that environment can be. Every day it seems like someone is being canceled, controversies abound, and trolls run rampant. Seemingly normal men and women, Christian men and women, hurl insults and accusations at one another. What's going on? Where is all this anger division and mockery coming from, and what does it say about our heart? In our interview today, Paul Trip discussed how we, as God's people should think about the reactive culture in which we live and how to make sure that we're not part of the problem. Paul Tripp is a pastor, award-winning author, and international conference speaker. Paul's new book is called Reactivity: How the Gospel Transforms our Actions and Reactions Read the full transcript of this episode. Also, check out Paul Tripp's other books from Crossway here. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
10/3/202232 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fighting for Faith in the Midst of Doubt (Glenna Marshall)

Have you ever struggled with doubt? "Is the Bible true?" How Do I know if I'm actually saved?" "Does God really love me?" If you've asked these questions before you're not alone. Although doubt is a common experience, we were not meant to stay there. God can use our doubts to push us toward a deeper trust in his word and to a more resilient faith in his character. In our interview today, Glenna Marshall talks about our struggles with doubt and what it looks like to fight for faith in the midst of them. Glenna is a pastor's wife, a mother, and the author of Everyday FaithfulnessThe beauty of ordinary perseverance in a demanding world.  Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/26/202227 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why You Can't Put Jesus in a Box (Rebecca McLaughlin)

Who is Jesus? Our world has all kinds of opinions about the most famous person in human history. Some say he was a great moral teacher, a prophet, an advocate for social justice, while others consider him a revolutionary. As Christians, we have an answer - Jesus is Israel's Messiah, God in the flesh, the Savior of the world - but we too sometimes harbor unbiblical ideas about Jesus, viewing and presenting him in ways that don't do justice to the picture that we see in scripture. In our interview today, Rebecca McLaughlin discusses with us common misconceptions that people have about Jesus and why it is futile to try to put him in a box. Rebecca is a writer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including Confronting Jesus: 9 Encounters with the Hero of the Gospels Read the full transcript of this episode. Also, check out Rebecca's first book with Crossway, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
9/19/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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I Want to Disciple My Kids but Don't Know Where to Start (Jared Kennedy)

In today's episode, Jared Kennedy talks about what it means to disciple your children. Jared is the author of Keeping Your Children's Ministry on Mission: Practical Strategies for Discipling the Next Generation. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
9/12/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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10 Reasons Pastors Should Study the Bible in it's Original Languages (Peter Williams)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Peter Williams entitled 10 Reasons Pastors Should Study the Bible in Its Original Languages. Peter served as an editor of the The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/7/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Basics of Good Preaching (Doug O'Donnell)

In today's episode, Doug O’Donnell talks through common questions laypeople and pastors alike have about preaching and what makes for a good sermon. Doug is the co-author of The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition: Preaching the Literary Artistry and Genres of the Bible. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
9/5/202244 minutes, 30 seconds
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Does God Choose Who Will Be Saved? (Robert Letham)

In today's episode, Robert Letham talks about predestination, God’s sovereignty, free will, and how it all fits together. Robert is the author of Systematic Theology. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
8/29/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Greatest Chapter in the Bible (Andy Naselli)

In today's episode, Andy Naselli talks about what he considers to be the greatest letter ever written and what might lay claim to the title, “Greatest Chapter in the Bible”: Romans chapter 8. Andy is the author of the Romans: A Concise Guide to the Greatest Letter Ever Written. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
8/22/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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4 Questions about Suffering (Mark Talbot)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Mark Talbot entitled 4 Questions about Suffering. Mark is the author of Give Me Understanding That I May Live: Situating Our Suffering within God's Redemptive Plan. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/17/202216 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Antidote to a Boring Prayer Life (Don Whitney)

In today's episode, Don Whitney talks about a simple, proven approach to prayer that has the potential to transform your spiritual life for the better. Don is the author of the Praying the Bible. Read the full transcript. For more of Don's ministry work, check out the leader’s guide for use in church and small group ministries for Praying the Bible, another book by Don from Crossway on Family Worship, and Don's ministry Center for Biblical Spirituality. Click here to access a limited-time offer on Praying the Bible through Crossway+! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/15/202237 minutes, 45 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about the Presence of God (Ryan Lister)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Ryan Lister entitled 10 Things You Should Know about the Presence of God. Ryan is the author of The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/10/202212 minutes, 38 seconds
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15 Questions about Reading and Understanding the Bible (Greg Gilbert)

In today's episode, Greg Gilbert answers common questions about reading the Bible such as: How do I get started with a consistent habit of Bible reading? When should I read it? How long? And what if I don’t understand something? Greg is the author of the The Epic Story of the Bible: How to Read and Understand God's Word. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
8/8/202233 minutes, 43 seconds
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"It Is Well with My Soul" (Joni Eareckson Tada)

In her own way, Joni Eareckson Tada has faced unimaginable suffering as well. And similarly, her faith and perseverance in the midst of trials has been an inspiration and encouragement to Christians all around the world. In her new book, Songs of Suffering, Joni reflects on 25 hymns that have been a ballast to her throughout her life, guiding listeners through their own painful seasons with heartfelt praises to God. Today we’re pleased to share Joni's introduction to the book and her reflections on the wonderful hymn, It Is Well with My Soul.
8/5/202223 minutes, 47 seconds
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Paralysis, Heartache, and Hymns of Hope (Joni Eareckson Tada)

In today's episode, Joni Eareckson Tada talks about her initial reaction to learning—at the young age of 17—that she would never walk again; how she has wrestled with the truth of God’s sovereignty over her life through the years; and how she hangs on to the hope of heaven each and every day. Joni is the author of the Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
8/1/202241 minutes, 10 seconds
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Race, Ethnicity, and the Bible (Steven Bryan)

In today's episode, Steven Bryan talks about how Christians should approach the various “collective identities” that bind—and divide—us in our world today. Steven is the author of the Cultural Identity and the Purposes of God: A Biblical Theology of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
7/25/202238 minutes, 36 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Family Discipleship (Adam Griffin)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Adam Griffin entitled "10 Things You Should Know about Family Discipleship". Adam is the co-author of Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
7/20/202210 minutes, 42 seconds
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12 Key Tools for Bible Study (Lydia Brownback)

In today's episode, Lydia Brownback discusses 12 key tools for Bible study that all Christians can use—tools that will help us go deeper into the biblical text and understand the Bible’s life-giving message for ourselves. Lydia is the author of the Flourish Bible Study series. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
7/18/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why Your Job Has Meaning and Purpose . . . Even If You Don't Like It (Bryan Chapell)

In today's episode, Bryan Chapell talks about why the work you do day-in and day-out matters to God—probably more than you realize. Bryan is the author of Grace at Work: Redeeming the Grind and the Glory of Your Job. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
7/11/202242 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why Apologetics Is Easier Than You Think (Neil Shenvi)

In today's episode, Neil Shenvi talks about why we must not stop advocating for the truthfulness of Christianity—even in our post-truth age. Neil is the author of Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
7/4/202247 minutes, 15 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about Abortion (Scott Klusendorf)

Today, we're pleased to share with you an audio essay written and read by Scott Klusendorf entitled "10 Things You Should Know about Abortion." Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
6/29/202210 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are You Ashamed of Yourself? Jesus Isn't (Erik Raymond)

In today's episode, Erik Raymond talks about why nothing in our lives is a surprise to our Savior. Erik is the author of He Is Not Ashamed: The Staggering Love of Christ for His People. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
6/27/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. Now What? (Scott Klusendorf)

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States released their ruling on the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, effectively overturning long standing precedent set by the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. This decision is widely viewed as an unprecedented legal victory for the pro-life movement—and one that will have major legal, political, and personal consequences for Americans for years to come. In today's episode, Scott Klusendorf talks about what this decision means for the pro-life cause and how it should impact how we, as Christians, seek to advocate for the lives of the unborn in our communities. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture Read the full transcript. Click here to listen to a previous interview with Scott on The Heart of the Abortion Debate. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/25/202243 minutes, 51 seconds
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The NT Authors Quoted the OT Way More Than We Do (Greg Lanier)

In today's episode, Greg Lanier talks about the many ways that the Old Testament stands as an indispensable foundation for the New. Greg is the author of Old Made New: A Guide to the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
6/20/202239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Full Audiobook: 'Why Should We Love the Local Church?' by Dustin Benge

In Why Should We Love the Local Church?, Dustin Benge—an associate professor of biblical spirituality and historical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—urges Christians to embrace the church—the holy assembly of God’s redeemed people—exploring the many things that make the church "lovely" in God's sight, despite its shortcomings. Today we’re pleased to share the full audio recording of Why Should We Love the Local Church? by Dustin Benge, which is part of Crossway's Union series published in partnership with Union School of Theology in the UK.
6/15/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 22 seconds
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Don't Despair, Jesus Can Rewrite Your Story (David Murray)

In today's episode, David Murray talks about why there’s more to our stories than what we can do or have done, and how, in Christ, our stories can become part of God’s story—a story full of hope, and beauty, and grace. David is the author of The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story by Inviting Us into His. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
6/13/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Positive Thinking ≠ Lasting Encouragement (Lindsey Carlson)

In today's episode, Lindsey Carlson talks about the discouragement we all face and where to turn for true encouragement that won’t let us down. Lindsey is the author of A Better Encouragement: Trading Self-Help for True Hope. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
6/6/202237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Is Our Culture So Obsessed With Identity? (Brian Rosner)

In today's episode, Brian Rosner talks about how our cultural obsession with identity impacts us as Christians and how we should think about that through the lens of the Bible. Brian is the author of How to Find Yourself: Why Looking Inward Is Not the Answer. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/30/202238 minutes, 20 seconds
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Does Your Heart Ache for More? (Amy DiMarcangelo)

In today's episode, Amy DiMarcangelo talks about how our many longings point us to Christ—the only person who understands our every need and offers us eternal joy in himself. Amy is the author of A Hunger for More: Finding Satisfaction in Jesus When the Good Life Doesn't Fill You. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
5/23/202242 minutes, 6 seconds
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Struggling To Pray? Start Here. (Kevin DeYoung)

In today's episode, Kevin DeYoung talks about our common struggle to pray, and how the Lord's Prayer - the prayer that Jesus offered as a model for our pray - can help us to pray to God day in and day out. Kevin is the author of The Lord's Prayer: Learning from Jesus on What, Why, and How to Pray Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
5/16/202230 minutes, 29 seconds
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Preview: 'The Dragon and the Stone' by Kathryn Butler

In this preview episode of Kathryn Butler's new book, 'The Dragon and the Stone', the first in The Dream Keeper Saga, Butler introduces us to the Somnium realm and mixes fantasy with Christian themes, taking middle-grade readers on a quest through castles, forests, and caverns to help a young girl find hope and usher in restoration. This special episode includes the first chapter.
5/13/202219 minutes, 42 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about the Book of Revelation (Nancy Guthrie)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Nancy Guthrie entitled "10 Things You Should Know about the Book of Revelation." Nancy's new book is Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
5/11/202214 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dragons, Absent Fathers, and Stories That Heal (Kathryn Butler)

In today's episode, Kathryn Butler talks about the power of stories to help our kids grasp and value the true story of God’s redemption. Katie shares about how reading with her kids helped to carry her family through the pandemic and explains why good stories resonate so deeply with all of us—including our kids. Kathryn is the author of The Dragon and the Stone: The Dream Keeper Saga Book 1. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
5/9/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Preview: Nancy Guthrie's New Podcast on the Book of Revelation

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: Blessed: Conversations on the Book of Revelation. Join Nancy Guthrie—author, Bible teacher, and host of the popular Help Me Teach the Bible podcast— each week as she leads listeners to a deeper understanding of the book of Revelation through nine conversations with respected Bible scholars, pastors, and other Bible teachers. Subscribe today: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts RSS You can see a full listing of all of our podcasts at crossway.org/podcasts.
5/4/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Book of Revelation (Nancy Guthrie)

In today's episode, Nancy Guthrie discusses why the book of Revelation is actually more accessible, more timely, and more encouraging than you probably know. Nancy is the author of Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation. Read the full transcript. Click here to learn more about Nancy's new podcast, Blessed: Conversations on the Book of Revelation! If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
5/2/202242 minutes, 8 seconds
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Q&A: Michael Reeves Answers Your Questions about Evangelicalism

A few weeks ago, we asked readers to submit their questions about the topic of evangelicalism for Michael Reeves. Many of you sent questions from around the world, with questions ranging from Does Mark Noll’s famous critique of evangelical anti-intellectualism still hold true? to Why does it seem like so many evangelicals are converting to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy? Michael is the author of Gospel People: A Call for Evangelical Integrity. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/27/202238 minutes, 44 seconds
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Can Affectionless Faith Be Genuine? (John Piper)

In today's episode, John Piper discusses how he himself came to saving faith in Jesus—and how his view of that faith has changed over the years. John is the author of What Is Saving Faith?: Reflections on Receiving Christ as a Treasure. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/25/202253 minutes, 14 seconds
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10 Things You Should Know about the Sexual Revolution (Carl Trueman)

Today, we're excited to share with you an audio essay written and read by Carl Trueman entitled "10 Things You Should Know about the Sexual Revolution." Carl's new book is Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/20/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why Are We Apathetic about What Really Matters? (Uche Anizor)

In today's episode, Uche Anizor discusses his own story of wrestling with apathy; 7 deadly causes of spiritual apathy that we should all be on the lookout for; and how to take steps back toward God when we realize we’re not doing well. Uche is the author of Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/18/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
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How to Lament After Two Years of Loss (Mark Vroegop)

In today's episode, Mark Vroegop considers what it looks like to lament the COVID-19 pandemic—and how that lament can help us heal, both individually and as churches. Mark is the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament as well as the companion Devotional Journal. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/11/202236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Preview: 'Gospel People' by Michael Reeves

In this preview episode of Michael Reeves' new book, 'Gospel People: A Call for Evangelical Integrity', Reeves argues from a global, scriptural, and historical perspective that, while it’s not necessary to discard the evangelical label altogether, Christians must return to the gospel itself in order to understand what it truly means. This special episode includes the foreward and first chapter.
4/6/202217 minutes, 1 second
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What's Happening To Evangelicalism? (Michael Reeves)

In today's episode, Michael Reeves discusses the term “evangelical” and the different ways it’s often used in our culture today, how we should respond to the cultural baggage often associated with the term, and the crucial theological underpinnings of a truly evangelical worldview. Michael is the author of Gospel People: A Call for Evangelical Integrity. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
4/4/202235 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Art Process Behind 'The Biggest Story Bible Storybook' (Don Clark)

In this special bonus episode, Don Clark discusses what appealed to him (and what scared him) about illustrating the stories of the Bible; his approach and intentions with his artwork—both for kids and adults; and what the artistic process actually looked like over the two years he was working on this project. Don is the illustrator of The Biggest Story Bible Storybook. Read the full transcript and check out the final illustration in the book (referenced in the interview). If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/30/202243 minutes, 27 seconds
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If You Don't Catechize Your Kids, the World Will (Kevin DeYoung)

In today's episode, Kevin DeYoung talks about the catechetical battle that we’re all engaged in—whether we want to be or not—and how Christians (parents and non-parents alike) can help children to trust Jesus, embrace the Bible, and love others—even those with whom we disagree. Kevin is the author of The Biggest Story Bible Storybook. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/28/202238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Preview: 'Strange New World' by Carl Trueman

In this preview episode of Carl Trueman's new book, 'Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution', Trueman explores how the world arrived at its current disorienting state of identity politics and how the church should respond. This special episode includes the foreward and first chapter.
3/23/202233 minutes, 34 seconds
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We're in a Strange New World. Now What? (Carl Trueman)

In today's episode, Carl Trueman explores the history of Western thought with the view of answering two simple questions: How did we get here? and How should the church respond? Carl is the author of Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes
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Confronting the Idols of Body Image, Sex, Abortion, and Motherhood (Jen Oshman)

In today's episode, Jen Oshman discusses the many empty promises that the culture of the modern world makes that run counter to the clear teaching of Scripture and God's good plan for us. Jen is the author of Cultural Counterfeits: Confronting 5 Empty Promises of Our Age and How We Were Made for So Much More. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung!
3/14/202242 minutes, 50 seconds
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Do You See the Church as Lovely? (Dustin Benge)

In today's episode, Dustin Benge explains why the church—despite all her faults—is worth fighting for. Dustin is the author of The Loveliest Place: The Beauty and Glory of the Church. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
3/7/202236 minutes, 35 seconds
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Are We in a Loneliness Epidemic? (Lydia Brownback)

In today's episode, Lydia Brownback talks about her experience of the pandemic and its effects on her social life as a single person, and how Christians can rally together and support one another in the wake of two years of social isolation, masks, and lockdowns Lydia is the author of Finding God in My Loneliness. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
2/28/202238 minutes, 41 seconds
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Overcoming Me-Centered Discipleship (Jonathan Dodson)

In today's episode, Jonathan Dodson talks about what a gospel-centered approach to discipleship entails. He highlights the importance of transparency for everyone involved, why the long-view of sanctification is so important to hold on to, and how to move forward when we feel hurt or betrayed by a mentor. Jonathan is the author of Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
2/21/202232 minutes, 15 seconds
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Preview: 'Demystifying Decision Making' by Aimee Joseph

In this preview episode of Aimee Joseph's new book, 'Demystifying Decision-Making: A Practical Guide', Aimee highlights the “drama of decision-making” and explains how our worldview shapes our approach to making choices—often more than we realize. This special episode includes the introduction and first chapter.
2/16/202247 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Problem with Modern Missions (Matt Rhodes)

In today's episode, Matt Rhodes considers what it should look like to pursue cross-cultural missions with a focus on long-term success and why the American church should be asking itself that very question today. Matt is the author of No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
2/14/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Stephen Nichols)

In today's episode, Stephen Nichols discusses the remarkable life, tragic death and enduring legacy of the German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Stephen is the author of Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life: From the Cross, for the World. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
2/7/202235 minutes, 50 seconds
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We're Thinking About Technology All Wrong (Tony Reinke)

In today's episode, Tony Reinke considers what the Bible has to say about human innovation and the things we create, why Christians are often so attracted to tech dystopianism, the future of AI, Facebook’s new metaverse, and more. Tony is the author of God, Technology, and the Christian Life. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
1/31/202247 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Is Making Decisions So Hard? (Aimee Joseph)

In today's episode, Aimee Joseph discusses why we struggle to make decisions, where God's will fits in to the topic, and how we can work on our efforts to make God-honoring choices in everyday life. Aimee is the author of Demystifying Decision-Making: A Practical Guide. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
1/24/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hear What God Has Truly Done With Your Sin (Sam Storms)

In today's episode, Sam Storms talks about how God deals with our sin, once and for all. Sam is the author of A Dozen Things God Did with Your Sin (And Three Things He'll Never Do). Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
1/17/202248 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Endure Inexplicable Suffering (Eric Ortlund)

In today's episode, Eric Ortlund looks at the example of Job and how, as Christians, we should respond when we face a Job-like ordeal—suffering that is so painful, so inexplicable, so seemingly pointless that we’re tempted to curse God. Eric is the author of Suffering Wisely and Well: The Grief of Job and the Grace of God. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
1/10/202246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Full Audiobook: 'How Can I Get More Out of My Bible Reading' by Jeremy Kimble

Reading the Bible is essential to the Christian faith, but many of us struggle to study it faithfully. In How Can I Get More Out of My Bible Reading?, Jeremy Kimble explains how the church acts as God’s school, helping us read and follow Scripture through teaching, fellowship, and discipleship. He also offers advice to improve our own Scripture reading, helping us understand the big picture, ask good questions, and apply what we learn. We hope you enjoy this full audiobook to help start the New Year off in the best way, right here on The Crossway Podcast.
1/5/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Really Happened at Pentecost? (Patrick Schreiner)

In today's episode, Patrick Schreiner discusses the story of Pentecost—a fascinating—but also somewhat confusing—account of the sending of the Holy Spirit to indwell God’s people in a new and powerful way. Patrick is the author of The Mission of the Triune God: A Theology of Acts. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
1/3/202238 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Realistic Approach to New Year's Resolutions (David Murray)

In today's episode, David Murray discusses what Christians should think about the value of resolutions and what it should look like to work hard to establish good habits while also relying on God’s grace and power. David is the author of Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
12/27/202152 minutes, 25 seconds
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Teaching Your Kids the Real Meaning of Christmas (William Smith)

In today's episode, William Smith offers parents simple advice for viewing the holiday season as a special opportunity to point our kids’ hearts to their Savior. William is the author of Parenting with Words of Grace: Building Relationships with Your Children One Conversation at a Time. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
12/20/202138 minutes, 4 seconds
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Preview: A Special Excerpt from 'R. C. Sproul' by Stephen Nichols

In honor of the anniversary of R. C. Sproul's passing on this day in 2017, Crossway is pleased to share a special one-hour excerpt from 'R. C. Sproul: A Life' by Stephen J. Nichols, focusing on the final days of Sproul's life and the lasting legacy of his ministry. Click here for an article from Crossway featuring responses of thankfulness for R. C.'s life.
12/14/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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An Overlooked Problem of Atheism (Mitch Stokes)

In today's episode, Mitch Stokes talks about the many problems with an atheistic worldview—including logical holes that skeptics often prefer to ignore. Mitch is the author of How to Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren't Skeptical Enough Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
12/13/202148 minutes, 6 seconds
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Preview: 'Be Thou My Vision' by Jonathan Gibson

Today's episode is a special audio preview of Jonathan Gibson's new book, Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship. Gibson has created a 31-day guide designed to provide structure for our daily worship, both as individuals and families. Each daily reading includes a call to worship, adoration, confession, assurance, excerpts from creeds and catechisms, a Bible reading, and more. Requiring just 15 to 20 minutes a day, this beautifully produced liturgical guide will help you focus your heart and mind on Christ and the Gospel as you commune with God each day. We’re pleased to share the first reading from Jonathan’s new 31-day guide.
12/8/202118 minutes, 26 seconds
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How Ancient Liturgy Can Renew Your Walk With Jesus Today (Jonathan Gibson)

In today's episode, Jonathan Gibsons talks about why liturgy—something he argues that we all already have, even if we don’t know it—can be such a powerful force for good in the life of the Christian when rightly understood and practiced. Jonathan is the author of Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
12/6/202141 minutes, 35 seconds
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Q&A: A Bible Scholar Answers Your Questions about the Book of Revelation (Tom Schreiner)

A few weeks ago, we asked readers to submit their questions about the book of Revelation and surrounding topics for New Testament scholar Tom Schreiner. Many of you sent questions from around the world, with questions such as how we should read and interpret the book in the 21st century, whether the COVID vaccine is the mark of the beast, and how much should we care about the specific images presented in the book. Tom Schreiner is the author of The Joy of Hearing: A Theology of the Book of Revelation. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Listen to a previous interview with Tom Schreiner on the subject of the mark of the beast.
11/29/202140 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Find a New Church (Mickey Klink)

In today's episode, Mickey Klink talks about what you should look for in a new church, what factors (the preaching, the music, and the theology of the church) should impact your decision, and what warning signs to be on the lookout for in your search. Mickey is the author of The Local Church: What It Is and Why It Matters for Every Christian. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
11/22/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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What You Believe About God's Sovereignty Matters for Real Life (Paul Tripp)

In today's episode, Paul Tripp discusses the doctrine of the sovereignty of God, what the Bible actually teaches about the extent of God’s sovereignty, the purpose of evil and suffering, and the idea of free will. Paul is the author of Do You Believe?: 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
11/15/202142 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sourdough Starters, Daily Bread, and The Goodness of Jesus (Abigail Dodds)

In today's episode, Abigail Dodds talks about what something as simple as the mixture of flour, water, and yeast can teach us about God, the Bible, and what it really means to be satisfied by our Savior. Abigail is the author of Bread of Life: Savoring the All-Satisfying Goodness of Jesus through the Art of Bread Making. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
11/8/202142 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Can We Show God's Heart for the Widow? (Brian Croft)

In today's episode, Brian Croft discusses one area of church ministry that still remains largely in the shadows and too often neglected: the care of widows. Brian is the co-author of Caring for Widows: Ministering God's Grace. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
11/1/202132 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Translate the New Testament (Peter Williams)

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the English Standard Version—first published by Crossway in 2001. To help mark this milestone, this month we're releasing a number of fascinating interviews focused on the ESV and Bible translation. Today's episode is a conversation with ESV Translation Oversight Committee member Dr. Peter Williams on translating the New Testament, the differences between modern English and biblical Greek, the trickiest books in the NT to translate, and Jesus’s masterful (and, at times, clever) use of language in the Gospels. To learn more about the English Standard Version, we invite you to visit ESV.org/translation. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/25/202137 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Translate the Old Testament (Jack Collins)

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the English Standard Version—first published by Crossway in 2001. To help mark this milestone, this month we're releasing a number of fascinating interviews focused on the ESV and Bible translation. Today's episode is a conversation with ESV Translation Oversight Committee member Dr. Jack Collins on translating the Old Testament, why all Bible translation entails trade-offs, what it means to read (and translate) the Bible literally, and a whole lot more. To learn more about the English Standard Version, we invite you to visit ESV.org/translation. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/20/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Do I Discipline My Kids Without Shaming Them? (Heather Nelson)

In today's episode, Heather Nelson—a writer, a counselor, and a mom—talks about what it looks like to pursue shame-free parenting so that we might have joy-filled homes. Heather is the author of Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Sign up for our mailing list here.
10/18/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Making of the ESV Study Bible (Justin Taylor)

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the English Standard Version—first published by Crossway in 2001. To help mark this milestone, this month we're releasing a number of fascinating interviews focused on the ESV and Bible translation. Today's episode is a conversation with Justin Taylor—Crossway’s Book Publisher and project manager for the ESV Study Bible when it was being created—on how he first got connected to Crossway, what his day to day work on the project looked like in the early 2000s, and how the ESV Study Bible set a new standard for study Bibles when it was first released in 2008. To learn more about the English Standard Version, we invite you to visit ESV.org/translation. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/13/202156 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mind Your Own Conscience and Love Your Neighbor (J. D. Crowley and Andy Naselli)

In today's episode, J. D. Crowley and Andy Naselli discuss the conscience, whether we should always obey our conscience, what to do when our conscience disagrees with another Christian’s, and how the conscience relates to objective right and wrong. J.D. and Andy are the co-authors of Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/11/202148 minutes, 22 seconds
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Q&A: A Bible Translator Answers Your Questions about the ESV

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the English Standard Version—first published by Crossway in 2001. To help mark this milestone, this month we’re releasing a number of fascinating interviews focused on the ESV and Bible translation. Today's episode is a conversation with ESV Translation Oversight Committee member Dr. Paul House, where Paul answers questions listeners submitted about the ESV—questions related to how translators work, the translation philosophy of the ESV, tricky passages, and more. To learn more about the English Standard Version, we invite you to visit ESV.org/translation. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/6/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Have Hard Conversations with Those You Love (Cheryl Marshall and Caroline Newheiser)

In our interview today, Cheryl Marshall and Caroline Newheiser, two counselors with years of experience, discuss how to have hard conversations with others that put the focus on what God has said, not their own opinions. Cheryl and Caroline are the authors of When Words Matter Most: Speaking Truth with Grace to Those You Love. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
10/4/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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Full Audiobook: 'The Expulsive Power of a New Affection' by Thomas Chalmers

In 'The Expulsive Power of a New Affection' Thomas Chalmers inspires his readers to remove the tangles of sin through the expulsive power of a new affection—desiring God. As a result of the fall, human feelings of love are often misplaced on the creation rather than the Creator. This work of the faith reorients our affections toward him. We hope you enjoy this full audiobook of a timeless classic, right here on The Crossway Podcast.
9/29/202148 minutes, 2 seconds
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Q&A: Ray Ortlund Answers Your Questions about Porn and Pastoral Ministry

A couple months ago, we asked listeners to submit their questions for pastor Ray Ortlund related to the difficult topic of porn and pastoral ministry. Many of you sent in questions for Ray from around the world—questions about how pastors can cultivate churches where honesty and repentance thrive; how to counsel men (and their wives) when their use of porn comes to light; and advice for the pastor who is currently struggling with porn himself. Ray is the author of The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/27/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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Becoming Better or Going Deeper? How Real Change Happens (Dane Ortlund)

In this episode, Dane Ortlund discusses why we, as children of God, can remain hopeful—even when our journey toward Christlikeness is painfully slow, and encourages us to wake up every morning confident in God’s love and grace. Dane Ortlund is the author of Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/20/202141 minutes, 25 seconds
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Preview: 'The Death of Porn' by Ray Ortlund

In this special preview episode of Ray Ortlund's new book, The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility, Ortlund assures readers that God loves them the most tenderly in their moments of deepest shame through Scripture and personal stories structured around a series of letters as from a father to his son, with the goal of giving hope to men who have been misled by porn into devaluing themselves and others. This special episode includes the introduction and first chapter.
9/15/202147 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Fight Against Porn Is a Fight For Justice (Ray Ortlund)

In this episode, Ray Ortlund talks about how the truth that we are royalty—created in God’s image for a great and noble purpose—has the power to free us from the dehumanizing lies of the porn industry. Ray Ortlund is the author of The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/13/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Was Jesus a Pacifist? (Tom Schreiner)

In this episode, Tom Schreiner discusses whether or not Jesus taught a form of pacifism, and how we should square Jesus’s command to love our enemies with the way that God’s people were commanded to conquer (and even devote to destruction) their enemies in the Old Testament. Tom Schreiner is a contributor to the ESV Expository Commentary: Hebrews–Revelation. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
9/6/202147 minutes
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Coming Soon: In the Lord I Take Refuge with Dane Ortlund

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: In the Lord I Take Refuge with Dane Ortlund. Join Dane—a pastor and best-selling author—Monday through Friday each week on a journey through all 150 psalms in the Bible. Subscribe today: Apple Podcasts Spotify RSS You can see a full listing of all of our podcasts at crossway.org/podcasts.
9/2/20214 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Better Way to Talk about the "Call to Ministry" (Bobby Jamieson)

In this episode, Bobby Jamieson talks about his own path to church leadership, what role seminary played, and as well as what advice he'd give to those aspiring to be pastors. Bobby Jamieson is the author of The Path to Being a Pastor: A Guide for the Aspiring. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/30/202134 minutes, 58 seconds
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Real Faithfulness Is the Kind No One Sees (Glenna Marshall)

In this episode, Glenna Marshall talks about the life-changing practice of Scripture memory, the oft-given advice to give ourselves grace, and the importance of being transparent with other Christians when perseverance in the Christian life isn't easy. Glenna Marshall is the author of Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/23/202141 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Keeps You From Going to Church? (Jonathan Leeman)

In this episode, Jonathan Leeman discusses the vital importance of in-person church fellowship, how we can and should prioritize involvement with the people of God in a local church—especially after a year like 2020—and shares some encouragement for pastors on the heels of a taxing season. Jonathan Leeman is the co-author of Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/16/202141 minutes, 10 seconds
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Knowing Your Heart and When (Not) to Follow It (Craig Troxel)

In this episode, Craig Troxel talks about the difference between a Christian and secular understanding of the heart, the heart's spiritual functions and how we can think about them in terms of our minds, desires, and will. Craig Troxel is the author of With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will toward Christ Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/9/202149 minutes, 25 seconds
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Preview: 'What God Has to Say about Our Bodies' by Sam Allberry

In this special preview episode of Sam Allberry's new book, 'What God Has to Say about Our Bodies: How the Gospel Is Good News for Our Physical Selves', Sam explains that all of us are fearfully and wonderfully made, and should regard our physicality as a gift. He offers biblical guidance for living, including understanding gender, sexuality, and identity; dealing with aging, illness, and death; and considering the physical future hope that we have in Christ. This hour-long episode includes the introduction and first two chapters.
8/4/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Your Physical Body Matters to God (Sam Allberry)

In this episode, Sam Allberry talks about the eternal significance of our physical bodies, how it relates to our identity, and why our bodies matter here and now, especially in relation to the brokenness that we all feel because of sin. Sam Allberry is the author of What God Has to Say about Our Bodies: How the Gospel Is Good News for Our Physical Selves. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
8/2/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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Reading the Psalms with Jesus In View (Dane Ortlund)

In this episode, Dane Ortlund discusses how the psalms uniquely invite us into prayer and devotion, how they reflect the greatness of God, and how He cares for His people. Dane Ortlund is the author of In the Lord I Take Refuge: 150 Daily Devotions through the Psalms. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/26/202134 minutes, 35 seconds
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What Pastors Can Learn from Richard Baxter (Tim Cooper)

In this episode, Tim Cooper discusses the importance of Richard Baxter, a Puritan responsible for many key (if not misunderstood or difficult to read) treatise on church doctrine and the role of ministry. Cooper dives into Baxter's controversial views on faith, justification, and sanctification, his faithfulness in ministry, and what modern pastors can learn from his example.  Tim Cooper is the author of a new adaptation of Richard Baxter's The Reformed Pastor: Updated and Abridged Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/19/202137 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Controversy About the Nature of Grace and Freedom From the Law (Sinclair Ferguson)

In this episode, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the relevance of church history and divisive theological positions as we dig into a largely forgotten 18th-century Scottish debate about God’s grace and our works, explaining the roots of legalism and antinomianism, and why all of this matters for modern-day believers. Sinclair Ferguson is the author of The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/12/202149 minutes, 31 seconds
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What I Wish I Knew in Seminary after 30 Years in Ministry (Dave Harvey)

In this episode, Dave Harvey, president of The Great Commission Collective church planting ministry, talks about his own path to ministry, what he did (and didn't) learn in seminary, and how to discern whether or not you're really called to the pastorate. Dave Harvey is the author of Am I Called? Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
7/5/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Help! I'm Afraid to Share My Faith (Isaac Adams)

In today's episode, Isaac Adams discusses the nature of evangelism and why we so often feel intimidated, unequipped or unsure of how to even speak about the Gospel to others in our lives. Isaac provides encouragement and insight on how to organically balance relationship with outreach, and how we might be misunderstanding what we're actually called to do in evangelism.
6/28/202145 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Union with Christ Is More Amazing Than You Think (Marcus Johnson)

In today's episode, Marcus Johnson—assistant professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute, and the author of One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation - discusses the doctrine of our union with Christ, drawing special attention to this beautiful doctrine well-attested in church history but often misunderstood today.
6/21/202137 minutes, 54 seconds
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Full Audiobook: "The Promise" by Jason Helopolous

In this special episode, we’re pleased to share the complete audio recording of this brand-new children’s book, right here on The Crossway Podcast. Narrated by Mike Kellogg, this book will help your family see God’s promise to his people—a promise that will never fail.
6/16/202111 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 Attributes of God We Too Often Neglect (Mark Jones)

In today's interview, Mark Jones talks about how to bring the seemingly contradictory realities about God together in our own minds, namely how should we understand God in his fullness—both near to us as our Father and yet above and beyond us as our Creator. Mark does this by discussing 5 specific attributes of God that we too often neglect in our thinking and theology.
6/14/202135 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Life and Mind of C. S. Lewis (Harry Lee Poe)

In this episode, Harry Lee Poe discusses the formative years of C.S. Lewis as a prolific writer amidst a private life, including fascinating details about the start of his career, his own personal faith and the relationships that would shape his world and the books that would make his name world-renowned.
6/7/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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Debunking Myths about Jesus (Stephen Wellum)

In this episode, Stephen Wellum discusses myths and misconceptions about Jesus that obscure his true significance—for history and for our own lives, digging into some of those myths and explore why Jesus is far better—far more glorious—than we could ever imagine.
5/31/202139 minutes, 1 second
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Q&A: Paul Tripp Answers Your Questions about Marriage

A few weeks ago, we asked readers to submit their marriage questions for Paul Tripp. Many of you sent questions from around the world, questions about healthy communication, asking forgiveness, offering correction, and reigniting a sense of romance. Paul Tripp is the author of Marriage: 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
5/24/202152 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Meaningful Work of Church Deacons (Matt Smethurst)

In this episode, Matt Smethurst discusses the important role that deacons—model servants—should play in the life of a local church. He walks us through the biblical basis for viewing the diaconate as a formal office; he explains the proper relationship between t deacons and a church’s pastors and elders; and he answers the often asked question, “Can women be deacons?”
5/17/202137 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Your Marriage Needs Most (Paul David Tripp)

In this episode, Paul Tripp discusses how the gospel comes to bear on the day-to-day realities of marriage and why that's more than just a platitude. He reflects on important but sometimes painful lessons he has learned on decades of marriage to his wife, Luella, shares some of the most common marriage questions he's been asked over the years, years of teaching marriage seminars and counseling hundreds of couples, and he offers some practical advice for spouses who are struggling to communicate in a way that honors God and each other.
5/10/202132 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Did God Let Job Suffer? (Christopher Ash)

In this episode, Christopher Ash discusses the story of Job to answer the question "Where is God in the midst of suffering?" With honesty and compassion, he explores the roles Satan, the fall, the cross of Jesus Christ play in human suffering, and how we can find assurance that God will be with us in Christ through every season and every trial.
5/3/202141 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trauma, Pain, and Loss: A Doctor's Story of Faith and Healing (Kathryn Butler)

In this episode, Kathryn Butler discusses her work as a trauma surgeon working in an ICU. She shares what it was like to be inundated with life-and-death situations, day in and day out; how she coped with the stress and eventually began to see God’s grace at work, even in the midst of deep pain and tragedy; and what she saw working in a hospital at the height of the COVID pandemic.
4/26/202153 minutes, 1 second
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Help! I Can't Find Someone to Disciple Me (Garrett Kell)

In this episode, Garrett Kell discusses why all Christians are called to be discipled and to disciple others. He reflects on why that might look different for different people in different seasons of life, highlights why discipling must always be a two-way street between the discipler and the disciplee, and discusses how to know when to take a break from a discipling relationship.
4/19/202141 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Should We Define the Gospel? (Greg Gilbert)

In this episode, Greg Gilbert discusses why Christians so often struggle to clearly define a simple yet foundational concept: the gospel. He highlights the temptation we all face to subtly subtract from or add to the gospel in response to various cultural pressures; he explains why he doesn’t like or use the phrase “this or that is a gospel issue”; and he responds to the common critique that evangelicals often have an overly individualistic view of the gospel.
4/12/202154 minutes, 55 seconds
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Faith, Family, and the Creative Life (Ruth Chou Simons)

In this episode, Ruth Chou Simons discusses her life as an artist. She digs into what makes her tick, including her passion for creating beautiful pieces of art that reflect the beauty of our Creator, shares her journey from doing watercolor paintings in her kitchen to starting GraceLaced Co. and becoming well-known around the world for her artwork, and she shares what her day to day life looks like as an entrepreneur who also is a wife and a mother to six boys.
4/7/202144 minutes, 48 seconds
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Surviving College With Your Faith Intact (Michael Kruger)

In this episode, Michael Kruger discusses what it takes for Christian college students to make it through college with their faith intact. He highlights the top intellectual challenges to biblical Christianity many students will face on a secular campus including unprecedented pressure to abandon the Bible's teaching on gender and sexuality, how Christians can take the heat out of controversial conversations with non-Christians by remaining humble and asking good questions, and he shares why it's so important for parents and churches to focus on worldview formation for young people before they arrive on campus.
4/5/202141 minutes, 5 seconds
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Full Audiobook: 'The Biggest Story' by Kevin DeYoung

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of nine—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth. Narrated by the author, this 26-minute audio book—complete with music and sound effects—retells the Bible’s core message, showing children that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.
4/1/202128 minutes, 51 seconds
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Preview: 'Ten Words to Live By' by Jen Wilkin

In this hour-long special preview episode of Jen Wilkin's new book, 'Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands', Jen presents a fresh biblical look at the Ten Commandments, showing how they come to bear on our lives today as we seek to love God and others, to live in joyful freedom, and to long for that future day when God will be rightly worshiped for eternity. This hour-long episode includes the introduction and first two chapters.
3/29/202156 minutes, 13 seconds
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Delighting in the Ten Commandments (Jen Wilkin)

In this episode, Jen Wilkin discusses a well-known yet, according to Jen, often misunderstood and misapplied section of Scripture: the Ten Commandments. She explains why the Ten Commandments are more interesting and more applicable than we might think, what's wrong with the way we often talk about the Law and the dangers of legalism, and what it really means to take the Lord's name in vain.
3/29/202149 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Your Church Needs Plural Leadership (Dave Harvey)

In this episode, Dave Harvey discusses why plural leadership, a team of elders, is so crucial for the health of a local church. He explains why he thinks the term plurality is often affirmed, but then also often misunderstood and misapplied, highlights the need for transparency, accountability, and group decision-making among a church's elder team, and he explains what he means when he says that the senior pastor should be considered the first among equals.
3/22/202142 minutes, 6 seconds
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Preparing Our Kids for a Post-Christian World (Rebecca McLaughlin)

In this episode, Rebecca McLaughlin discusses what it looks like for parents to prepare their teens for a life in a post-Christian world. She reflects on kids' propensity to ask hard questions and why that's a good thing, highlights some of the key challenges to a Christian worldview facing young people today, and offers advice on how to protect teens from harmful influences while at the same time encouraging them to form their own opinions and convictions.
3/15/202149 minutes, 20 seconds
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God's Plan for Corporate Worship (Matt Merker)

Matt Merker discusses the central importance of corporate worship for the life of the Christian. He shares his thoughts on the effect that COVID-19 pandemic could have on church gatherings in the future, explains why the concept of a church liturgy is a good and necessary thing, and offers encouragement to the person who may be toying with the idea of not returning to church once the pandemic is over.
3/8/202140 minutes, 34 seconds
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Q&A: Dane Ortlund Answers Your Questions about the Heart of Christ for Sinners

A couple of weeks ago, we asked readers to submit their questions for Dane Ortlund, and many of you sent in questions from around the world. Questions like how Christ's gentleness fits with his wrath, whether or not we should really say God has emotions and if so, what they're like, and how Jesus, God Incarnate, can really understand what it's like to face temptation like we do.
3/3/202136 minutes, 56 seconds
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Preview: 'R. C. Sproul' by Stephen Nichols

Listen to a special one-hour preview of 'R. C. Sproul', including the book's introduction and first chapter. Stephen J. Nichols offers an in-depth look at Sproul’s life and ministry, highlighting the profound impact Sproul had on the lives of many during his lifetime and beyond.
3/1/20211 hour, 29 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of R. C. Sproul (Stephen Nichols)

Stephen Nichols discusses the fascinating life and ministry of the late R. C. Sproul. He reflects on the first time he met Sproul and talked with him face-to-face, shares more about how R. C. was like in private as a husband, father, and friend, including his passion for hunting and love of practical jokes, and he explains the key theological emphases and controversies that shaped Sproul's public ministry.
3/1/202141 minutes, 53 seconds
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Diagnosing the Heart of Anger (Christopher Ash)

Christopher Ash discusses why anger is such a powerful, dangerous emotion for the Christian. He walks through some of the key Bible passages that address the topic of anger, explains how we should think of imperfect, often selfish human anger compared to God's perfectly righteous anger, and offers advice to the person who struggles to control his or her anger on a regular basis.
2/22/202134 minutes, 35 seconds
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God's Work in the African Church (Conrad Mbewe)

Conrad Mbewe discusses what American Christians should know about the church in Africa. He dispels common misconceptions related to African Christianity; summarizes the big issues facing local congregations including unbiblical superstitions, widespread poverty, and a lack of theological education; and he highlights what American believers can learn from our African brothers and sisters in Christ.
2/17/202149 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Power of Habitual Gratitude (Sam Crabtree)

Sam Crabtree discusses what the Bible really means when it says to be "thankful always and for everything" in passages like Ephesians 5:20. He explains why the topic of gratitude is actually more foundational to the Christian life than you probably think, offers practical advice for cultivating gratitude in the ups and downs of our everyday lives, and highlights how a belief in God's absolute sovereignty over all things connects to having a thankful heart in all things.
2/15/202144 minutes, 8 seconds
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Inherent Dangers of the Information Age (Brett McCracken)

Brett McCracken discusses what it looks like to pursue true wisdom in a noisy and confused age. He highlights the dangers of living in a constantly connected, information-saturated world, explains why the local church, good books, and even nature are crucial for our spiritual health, and he makes a critical yet often overlooked distinction between gaining knowledge and pursuing wisdom.
2/8/202142 minutes, 12 seconds
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Honoring God in Singleness and Dating (Marshall Segal)

Marshall Segal discusses singleness and dating as a Christian. He shares some of his own story including his struggle with contentment as a single person, how to deal with feelings of guilt and shame related to your past, and advice for discerning whether or not you and your significant other are ready to take that next big step and tie the knot.
2/1/202140 minutes, 26 seconds
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Help! I'm Married to My Pastor (Jani Ortlund)

Jani Ortlund discusses the joys and challenges of being a pastor's wife. She reflects on what it's been like to be married to a pastor and immersed in full-time ministry for nearly five decades, shares advice related to how a ministry wife should respond to criticism of her husband, and offers encouragement for the woman struggling with unrealistic expectations and a lack of close friendships within the church.
1/25/202144 minutes, 38 seconds
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Should Christians Fear God? (Michael Reeves)

Michael Reeves discusses what the Bible is actually getting at when it commands us to "fear the Lord." He makes the case for the difference between rightly fearing God and sinfully being afraid of him, explains why the fear of the Lord is so often paired with examples of God's gracious blessing and commands to love him in Scripture, and offers encouragement for the Christian wrestling with consistent guilt, shame, and even fear on account of their sin.
1/18/202136 minutes, 1 second
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Practicing Hospitality in a Pandemic (Rosaria Butterfield)

Rosaria Butterfield discusses what it looks like to embrace the Christian call to radical hospitality even during a pandemic. She shares about how her family has sought to continue reaching out to those around them with the love of Christ, reflects on our tendency to spend more time reading the news than reading our Bibles, and calls on Christians to fight against the fear that threatens to destroy our witness.
1/11/202128 minutes, 54 seconds
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Disciplines of a Godly Woman (Barbara Hughes)

Barbara Hughes discusses why discipline is important for Christian women. She highlights her own struggle to cultivate a disciplined life over the years, reflects on an important lesson she learned from key mentors like Elisabeth Elliot, and offers encouragement for the listener who feels like she's struggling in her spiritual walk right now.
1/4/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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Disciplines of a Godly Man (Kent Hughes)

Kent Hughes discusses why discipline is so important for the life of a Christian man. He explains how discipline is actually aimed at freeing us to be the men that God called us to be, how to fight the addiction to entertainment so common among men in our culture today, and why working hard when it comes to our spiritual growth is not the same thing as working for our salvation.
12/28/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Lead God-Glorifying Worship (Bob Kauflin)

Bob Kauflin discusses his work as a songwriter and worship leader. He reflects on how God led him into a career in music, what his process looks like when it comes to writing songs for the church, and what it's like to lead a crowd of thousands in worship at a conference like Together for the Gospel.
12/21/202033 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Become Fluent in the Gospel (Jeff Vanderstelt)

Jeff Vanderstelt discusses what it means to be fluent in the gospel and why that's an essential part of what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus. He reflects on his own journey as a pastor and efforts to cultivate a culture of gospel fluency in the churches where he has ministered, highlights why the concept of the missional community is so central to how he views what the church is called to be, and unpacks why living in light of the gospel should impact literally every facet of our lives as God's people.
12/14/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Christian Scientific Perspective on Evolution (Stephen Meyer)

Stephen Meyer discusses the controversial topic of theistic evolution. He explains what the term does and doesn't mean, describes the amazing digital code at the heart of all life on earth, and highlights significant scientific and philosophical problems with many forms of theistic evolution advocated today.
12/7/202040 minutes, 38 seconds
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Do You Know That Jesus Is Praying for You? (Joel Beeke)

Joel Beeke discusses the doctrine of Christ's ongoing intercession in heaven. He explains what that doctrine is all about, where we find it in the Bible, and why it is more important and spiritually edifying than you may realize. Joel Beeke is the author, with Paul Smalley, of Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
11/30/202033 minutes, 22 seconds
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Can We Really Be Content? (Erik Raymond)

Erik Raymond discusses what it looks like to cultivate a spirit of contentment in a world that often seems dead set on helping us do just the opposite. He explains what is unique about a distinctly Christian approach to contentment, highlights the connection between contentment and gratitude, and offers practical advice for navigating the consumerism of the holiday season that's just around the corner.
11/23/202032 minutes, 26 seconds
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Preview: 'The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self' by Carl Trueman

Listen to a special two-hour preview of 'The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self,' including the book's introduction and first chapter. Historian Carl Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom, rather than the cause, of the human search for identity.
11/17/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 41 seconds
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Making Sense of Transgenderism and the Sexual Revolution (Carl Trueman)

Carl Trueman discusses our culture's current obsession with identity and changing attitudes about gender and sexuality. He offers a crash course on key historical figures and ideas that have shaped us in profound yet often unnoticed ways, highlights what conservative Christians often misunderstand about the LGBTQ cause, and offers advice when it comes to navigating an increasing hostile culture in the coming years.
11/16/202049 minutes, 7 seconds
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New from Crossway: The Emblems of the Infinite King Podcast

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: Emblems of the Infinite King, an imaginative journey through the grand story of the Bible. Listen now: Apple Podcasts Spotify RSS You can see a full listing of all of our podcasts at crossway.org/podcasts.
11/13/20203 minutes, 9 seconds
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Snakes and Satan in the Story of Scripture (Andy Naselli)

Andy Naselli discusses snakes in the Bible. He talks about why Satan appeared to Adam and Eve as a talking serpent in Genesis 3, where else snakes and dragons appear in Scripture and why it matters for our understanding of the history of redemption, and how the biblical idea of serpents and serpent slayers sheds light on everything from 'Beowulf' to 'Lord of the Rings' to 'Harry Potter.'
11/9/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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Covenant Theology 101 (Guy Waters)

Guy Waters discusses how to understand the biblical covenants and how they help us to read Scripture rightly. He addresses what people often get wrong when it comes to covenant theology, highlights the progressive nature of God's promises in the Bible, and explains where he thinks dispensationalism and new covenant theology miss the mark.
11/2/202032 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Should Christians Navigate Political Disagreements among Friends? (Jonathan Leeman)

Jonathan Leeman discusses how Christians should think about political disagreements within the church. He makes the important distinction between clear, biblical principles on the one hand and prudential applications of those principles on the other, shares his take on how much pastors and church leaders should say regarding their own political perspectives online and in-person, and offers advice for those worried about political controversy causing division within their church.
10/26/202047 minutes, 11 seconds
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Understanding the Presence of God (Ryan Lister)

Ryan Lister discusses what it means when the Bible says that God is with us. He unpacks the idea of the presence of God throughout Scripture, addresses common misconceptions about what that phrase really means, and highlights how Jesus, God in the flesh, stands as the ultimate example of God drawing near to his people.
10/19/202037 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Day I Lost My 3-Year-Old Son (Cameron Cole)

Cameron Cole discusses the unexpected death of his three-year-old son, Cam. He shares about the initial shock when he first heard the terrible news, recalls the thoughts and questions that filled his mind in the days, weeks, and months following, and reflects on how that tragedy and all the suffering it entailed has ultimately strengthened his hope in God rather than destroyed it.
10/12/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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Do Christians Need to Follow the Mosaic Law? (Frank Thielman)

Frank Thielman discusses what the New Testament, and particularly the apostle Paul, teaches about how Christians today should think about the Mosaic law. He reflects on why this seems like such a challenging, hermeneutical issue, why the topic of circumcision was so central in Paul's epistles, and how this so-called "new perspective" on Paul fits in this conversation.
10/5/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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Can Christians Embrace God and Science? (Brad Sickler)

Brad Sickler discusses how Christians should think about recent developments in our understanding of the brain and cognitive science. He explains why all science entails philosophical assumptions stemming from a person's worldview, highlights how science and the Bible both speak to the physical and spiritual dimensions of what it means to be human, and answers the question we've all wondered: Is it true we only use 10% of our brains?
9/28/202042 minutes, 47 seconds
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Habits for Better Bible Reading (Drew Hunter)

Drew Hunter discusses advice for Christians eager to reinvigorate, or maybe jumpstart for the first time, a consistent Bible reading habit. He reflects on how to avoid viewing time in God's Word as merely a task on a checklist, shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of reading plans, and highlights the importance of seeing God's Word as one unified story culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ and why that perspective fundamentally changes how we read Scripture.
9/21/202044 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Church's Leadership Crisis (Paul David Tripp)

Paul Tripp discusses what he calls "the leadership crisis" in the church today. He explains what he's been seeing and hearing from pastors that indicates there indeed is a crisis, why healthy leadership in the church is about the leadership community, not just the head pastor, and what it looks like to make progress in and through the gospel.
9/14/202040 minutes, 2 seconds
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How I Study the Bible (Lauren Chandler)

Lauren Chandler discusses her habit on reading and studying the Bible. She reflects on the biggest influences on how she engages with Scripture even today, explains the way the Bible impacts her work as a songwriter, and shares how God used his Word to strengthen her faith when she first learned her husband had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
9/7/202031 minutes, 22 seconds
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Full Audiobook: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?

In this special episode, we're sharing a full audio recording of How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?—written by Jonathan Leeman and Andy Naselli. Election seasons can cause division on a variety of issues. But what happens when you disagree with someone in your local church community? Authors Jonathan Leeman and Andy Naselli propose that Christians should learn how to disagree on such issues with a spirit of gracious understanding by recognizing the importance of what binds us together as a local church body—the gospel of Jesus Christ.
9/2/202057 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why You Shouldn't Feel Bad about Enjoying the World (Joe Rigney)

Joe Rigney discusses why it's okay to celebrate God's good gifts. He explains the impact that John Piper and Christian hedonism have had on his life and theology, the proper place of self-denial in the Christian life, and how to navigate the tension of loving God and enjoying his good gifts.
8/31/202040 minutes, 10 seconds
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Asking God "Why" in the Midst of Suffering (Mark Talbot)

Mark Talbot discusses what the Bible has to say about suffering and the question that we all so quickly come to: "Why?" He shares some of what God has taught him through his own experience of profound pain, reflects on what we can learn from the story of Job in the Bible, and offers wise advice to the person currently wrestling to understand why God so often allows us to suffer in ways that push us to our limits and beyond.
8/24/202034 minutes, 8 seconds
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Family Discipleship 101 (Adam Griffin)

Adam Griffin discusses what it looks like for parents to prioritize the important but mostly ordinary spiritual leadership of their family. He debunks common misconceptions about what family discipleship has to look like, highlights the importance of cultivating a culture of joy and fun in the home, and offers parents a simple framework for intentionally training their kids to view their lives through the lens of the gospel.
8/17/202035 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tips for Leading an Effective Bible Study (Lydia Brownback)

Lydia Brownback discusses some of her tips for leading an effective, engaging Bible study. She reflects on what she has learned over the years from Bible studies she's been a part of, offers advice for keeping the conversation on track and getting through the occasional awkward silence, and discusses why a Bible study leader's own passion for the text is so important for the group as a whole.
8/10/202041 minutes, 8 seconds
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New from Crossway: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty. Listen now: Apple Podcasts Spotify RSS You can see a full listing of all of our podcasts at crossway.org/podcasts.
8/8/20204 minutes, 5 seconds
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Hymns and the Joy of Singing (Kristyn Getty)

Kristyn Getty discusses congregational singing, the power of music for teaching doctrine, and the foundational role of Scripture for the Christian life. She reflects on her career in the Christian music industry, explains why hymns still matter and are worth learning today, and shares how her family has been seeking to use music to serve others during this season of lockdown.
8/3/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

Jeff Robinson discusses the unique blessings and burdens of pastoral ministry. He reflects on the challenging seasons in ministry from his own life, seasons when he contemplated leaving the pastorate altogether, highlights the importance of transparency and accountability in the life of a pastor, and he offers encouragement for the pastor who feels overwhelmed and exhausted right now.
7/27/202041 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Confronting Death Helps Us Live (Matt McCullough)

Matthew McCullough discusses how thinking and being really honest about the reality of death can paradoxically free us to find hope and joy in God like never before. He reflects on our culture's strategies to avoid death at all costs, highlights how COVID-19 has brought our mortality to the forefront of our collective consciousness in a unique way right now, and discusses why the practice of intentionally remembering death finds support in both Scripture and church history.
7/20/202042 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer (Sam Storms)

In this special episode, we want to remember J. I. Packer, who went home to be with the Lord yesterday. Born in 1926, J. I. Packer is widely recognized as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. Sam Storms discusses Packer’s remarkable life and ministry, reflecting on how Packer came to faith, the impact that his many books have had on generations of Christians, and how he thought about his own death. Sam Storms is the author of Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit. Read the full transcript. 
7/18/202046 minutes, 10 seconds
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Help! My Teen Is Struggling with Anxiety and Depression (David Murray)

David Murray discusses how parents can help teens who struggle with anxiety and depression. He reflects on the dramatic rise in teen anxiety and depression in the U.S. over the last few years, offers guidance for thinking through the different potential causes of depression and anxiety, and speaks to the parent wrestling with two questions: "Did I do something to cause this?" and "What do I do now?"
7/13/202041 minutes, 37 seconds
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Learning from the Church Fathers (Michael Haykin)

Michael Haykin discusses what we can learn from the early church fathers today. He reflects on what we should make of the early church's allegorical reading of the Bible, the value of early Christian creeds for helping to define our faith today, and where to start if someone is interested in reading the church fathers for him or herself.
7/6/202031 minutes, 22 seconds
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What If I Don't Feel Like Going to Church? (Gunner Gundersen)

Gunner Gundersen discusses what to do when you just don't feel like going to church. He explains why that might be the most important time to lean into corporate worship with other Christians, reflects on the hard work of bringing our emotions and affections in line with what we know to be right and good for us, and he offers advice for the person who feels hurt or betrayed by the church.
6/29/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism (Denny Burk)

Denny Burk discusses how Christians should think about transgenderism. He walks through the Bible's countercultural teaching on gender and sexuality, offers timely advice for parents who want to be proactive about helping their kids navigate these issues, and answers two critical questions many of us have when it comes to the transgender movement: how did we get here, and what's next?
6/22/202036 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Pursue Meaningful Mentoring Relationships (Melissa Kruger)

Melissa Kruger discusses the importance of mentoring relationships for all Christians. She reflects on her own experiences learning life-changing lessons from older women, highlights some of the core aspects that should be in place in every mentoring relationship, and shares advice for overcoming the imposter syndrome that so many of us feel when it comes to helping others follow Christ.
6/15/202041 minutes, 58 seconds
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Using Stories to Help Kids Understand Right and Wrong (Betsy Childs Howard)

Betsy Childs Howard discusses stories and the importance of moral formation for children. She talks about why stories are such a powerful tool for instilling deep, biblical truths in our kids, how the world catechizes our children everyday even in ways that might surprise us, and why intentional moral formation and an emphasis on the gospel of God's grace are not mutually exclusive.
6/8/202034 minutes, 44 seconds
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A First Step toward Racial Reconciliation (Mark Vroegop)

Mark Vroegop discusses the challenge of racial reconciliation and how the biblical practice of lament offers Christians from different backgrounds a common language for productive, God-honoring conversation. He shares from his own experiences walking alongside and learning from minority culture Christians, recounted the time that God opened his eyes to his own blindness while sitting in the office of an African-American pastor, and offered a response to those who wonder if the evangelical church in America will ever make real progress on these issues.
6/6/202040 minutes, 14 seconds
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Learning to Love the Local Church (Megan Hill)

Megan Hill discusses the importance of the local church for our lives as God's people. She reflects on the challenging season we've all been in due to COVID-19, explains why the local church is so essential for our spiritual growth as Christians, and offers three practical suggestions for cultivating deeper relationships with other church members.
6/1/202030 minutes, 3 seconds
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Are Christians More Divided Now Than Ever? (Rhyne Putman)

Rhyne Putnam discusses how Christians should think about theological diversity and disagreement within the body of Christ. He highlights the importance of reading and assuming the best about those with whom we disagree, explains when it's appropriate to call something a gospel issue and when it's not, and suggests three questions to ask ourselves when evaluating whether or not a specific doctrinal position is worth fighting for.
5/25/202038 minutes, 9 seconds
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New from Crossway: The Big Picture Story Bible Podcast

Today, we're excited to announce the launch of a new podcast from Crossway created for the whole family: The Big Picture Story Bible podcast! In this full audio recording of the best-selling The Big Picture Story Bible, join author and narrator David Helm on a 26-episode journey through the whole storyline of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation. Listen now: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts RSS
5/23/20205 minutes, 45 seconds
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Understanding the World of the Bible through Archaeology (David Chapman)

David Chapman discusses what it's like to be an archaeologist. He shares from his experiences overseeing an excavation site in the Middle East, explains how archaeology can bolster our faith and enhance our understanding of the Bible, and reflects on the most exciting archaeological discovery of his career.
5/18/202037 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Create a Plan for Family Worship (David Murray)

David Murray discusses the why and how of family worship. He reflects on the impact regular family worship had on his own life as a child, shares practical advice for getting started for the first time, and highlights the three main reasons families most often fall off the bandwagon when it comes to staying consistent.
5/11/202043 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where Is God in Suffering? (Ligon Duncan)

Ligon Duncan discusses how Christians can face profound life-changing suffering with their faith intact. He shares stories of severe suffering from his own ministry as a pastor, reflects on God's role in our suffering and how he often uses it to draw us closer to himself, and offers encouragement from God's word to listeners currently in the midst of a season of intense pain.
5/4/202035 minutes
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Rethinking Multiservice and Multisite Church (Jonathan Leeman)

Jonathan Leeman discusses his argument that multiservice and multisite models run counter to the pattern for the local church we see in the New Testament. He explores the irony of discussing church gatherings in the midst of a quarantine, lays out his biblical and practical reasons for believing this, explains how we define the Greek word for church ekklēsia is so important in this conversation, and reflects on pushback received from other pastors, such as the objection that it could harm our church's evangelism.
4/27/202036 minutes, 56 seconds
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Does Jesus Really Like Me? (Dane Ortlund)

Dane Ortlund discusses his answer to a question we've all wrestled with at some point: does God actually like me? He highlights what Scripture says about God's disposition towards us as redeemed sinners. He explains what Jesus meant when he said that he is "gentle and lowly in heart." He explores what it means that Christ is continually interceding for us before the Father in Heaven, and why that truth should be the source of so much comfort and hope for us as Christians.
4/20/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Scoundrels of Scripture (Nancy Guthrie)

Nancy Guthrie discusses some of the less well-loved characters of Scripture like tax collectors, scribes, Pharisees, and even Judas Iscariot, Jesus's betrayer. She also highlights what we can learn from Jesus's scandalous family tree, and why it's good news for sinners like us.
4/13/202035 minutes, 16 seconds
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Full Audiobook: 'Coronavirus and Christ' by John Piper

In this special episode, we're sharing a full audio recording of Coronavirus and Christ—a brand-new book written and read by John Piper.On January 11, 2020, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly claimed its first victim in the Hubei province of China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic. In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing. In this audiobook read by the author, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. What is God doing through the coronavirus? Piper offers six biblical answers to that question, showing us that God is at work in this moment in history. Learn more about Coronavirus and Christ and download the full ebook for free at crossway.org/coronavirus.
4/8/20202 hours, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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Gracefully Dealing with Doctrinal Disagreement (Gavin Ortlund)

In this episode, Gavin Ortlund discusses what to do when you disagree with another Christian on some point of doctrine. He shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of having theological debates on social media, highlights the importance of theological humility when engaging with people who think differently, and explains why the metaphor of triage can be helpful when thinking about the relative importance of different doctrines. Gavin Ortlund is the author of Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/6/202036 minutes, 31 seconds
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New from Crossway: The Gentle and Lowly Podcast

The Gentle and Lowly podcast is a 14-day audio devotional exploring the heart of Christ for sinners and sufferers.  Join Dane Ortlund each day for a brief Scripture reading as well as a devotional meditation on a different aspect of the heart of Christ, as he helps you discover afresh not just what Jesus has done for you but how he feels about you as his beloved. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts RSS Learn more at crossway.org/GentleandLowlyPodcast.
3/31/20203 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are You Aware of Your Own Blind Spots? (Collin Hansen)

Collin Hansen discusses the idea of blindspots—problems with our lives, priorities, and even theology that we don't even know are there. He explains our tendency as Christians to separate ourselves into one of three camps, highlights how technology and our politically charged culture fuel division in the church, and reflects on what it would look like to wake up to our own blindspots and to lovingly engage with those with whom we disagree.
3/30/202036 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Become a Better Bible Reader (Phil Ryken)

Phil Ryken discusses the literary qualities of Scripture. He makes the case for focusing not just on what the biblical writers said, but also on how they said it, which contributes to the meaning of the text. He also explains why this literary approach to the Bible has largely been neglected by evangelicals, what it really means to read the Bible literally, and how all of this relates to the plain meaning of the words of Scripture.
3/23/202027 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Christian Doctor's Guide to Thinking about Coronavirus (Bob Cutillo, MD)

Bob Cutillo discusses the current coronavirus pandemic. He explains what's currently happening in the US and around the world, offers a broader perspective on how we should think about this virus in light of history and our Christian faith, and offers godly, practical advice to all Christians as we seek to trust God and love others well in these uncertain times.
3/19/202045 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Plan Your Next Sermon Series (Tim Patrick)

Tim Patrick explores how to plan a sermon series. He highlights his own process for conceptualizing, scheduling, and studying for a new series, shares his thoughts on determining an ideal length for a series, and offers advice related to staying on track and in sync when multiple preachers are involved.
3/16/202040 minutes, 58 seconds
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8 Questions to Ask Every Time You Open Your Bible (Matthew Harmon)

Matthew Harmon discusses eight simple questions to ask when studying the Bible, questions that help us get at the true meaning of Scripture, and how to apply it to our lives today. He explains why all Christians, not just those with a seminary degree, can study the Bible deeply for themselves. He highlights what Jesus himself teaches us about how to rightly read Scripture, and explores how to move from understanding to application without making the Bible all about us.
3/9/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Danger in Being a Self-Made Woman (Jen Oshman)

Jen Oshman discusses what it looks like to pursue real fulfillment in God, rather than in self. She explains what's wrong with the self-obsessed, individualistic culture that dominates our world today, breaking down the massive popularity of books, podcasts, and conferences that say that what we really need is to believe in ourselves. She also discusses what the evangelical church can learn from the MeToo era and shares the key lessons she hopes her own daughters take from her as they transition to adulthood.
3/2/202030 minutes, 51 seconds
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Are Christians Obligated to Give 10%? (Sam Storms)

Sam Storms discusses what the Bible teaches about tithing. He explores the word's Old Testament background, examines whether or not Christians are obligated to give 10% of their income today, offers advice related to living generously, speaks to the sensitive issues of pastor's salaries, and reflects on how giving to support missions, the poor, and other charities fits into this conversation.
2/24/202039 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Freeing Reality that You Are Not Enough (Jen Wilkin)

Jen Wilkin discusses our God-given limits as created beings. She reflects on why the common refrain that we should look inside ourselves for meaning and purpose is so misguided, how our personal stories and family past impact our view of God, and why embracing our limits in the presence of a limitless God is the only path to true peace.
2/17/202035 minutes, 11 seconds
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Navigating Conflict in Marriage (Christopher Ash)

Christopher Ash discusses how to navigate conflict in marriage. He reflects on some of the struggles that he and his wife have wrestled with over their three decades of marriage, shares biblical wisdom for working through disagreements related to money, sex, and kids, and offers practical advice for couples who feel like conflict has become the norm in their marriage.
2/10/202035 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is the Church Facing a Discipleship Crisis? (Ajith Fernando)

Ajith Fernando discusses the critical importance of personal discipling relationships for every Christian. He shares why he thinks there's a discipleship crisis in the church today, even among pastors and church leaders, how to think about the value of structured discipleship programs, and common mistakes to avoid when entering into a discipleship relationship.
2/3/202029 minutes, 38 seconds
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Are We Undervaluing the Lord's Supper? (Tim Chester)

Tim Chester discusses the Lord's Supper, explaining why he thinks many evangelical churches undervalue communion, the significance of the fact that Jesus gave us the physical elements of bread and wine, and what it means when we say that Christ is present in our celebration of the Lord's supper.
1/27/202030 minutes, 47 seconds
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Common Misconceptions about Heaven (Ian Smith)

Ian Smith discusses what the New Heavens and New Earth will be like when Jesus returns. He considers the popularity of heaven tourism books and what they tell us about common cultural assumptions, what the Bible says about our resurrected bodies, and what we'll actually be doing in the new earth for all eternity.
1/20/202029 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Human Need to Connect (Ed Welch)

Ed Welch discusses the human need for relationship, both with God and with other people. He reflects on the epidemic of loneliness in our world today, what the Bible teaches us about our identity as priests unto God, and offers advice for the person who feels God is distant or even frustrated with them.
1/13/202032 minutes, 35 seconds
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Help! I Hate My Job (Jim Hamilton)

In this episode, Jim Hamilton discusses what to do when you hate your job. He offers encouragement for those frustrated in their work, reflects on God's original intention for work at creation, and explains the difference between a job and a vocation. Jim Hamilton is the author of Work and Our Labor in the Lord.Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
1/6/202041 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Read the Bible Every Day in 2020 (David Mathis)

David Mathis discusses how anyone can make Bible reading a habit in 2020. He reflects on the pros and cons of New Year's resolutions, shares why he prefers the term habits of grace rather than spiritual disciplines, and offers practical advice on making a plan to read the Bible every day.
12/30/201937 minutes, 57 seconds
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Distinguishing Christmas Tradition from Truth (Andreas Köstenberger)

Andreas Köstenberger explores how to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to the Christmas story. He shares his thoughts on the real date of Jesus's birth, talks about what was really going on with the wise men and the star, and digs into some of the key Old Testament prophecies and allusions related to the coming of Israel's Messiah, and how Jesus fulfilled every one of them.
12/23/201928 minutes, 58 seconds
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Navigating Grief during the Holidays (Nancy Guthrie)

Nancy Guthrie discusses dealing with grief over the holidays. She reflects on her own experiences of great loss and suffering, shares what God has taught her about his healing grace in her own life, and offers advice to family members and friends eager to love those struggling with deep sadness this holiday season.
12/16/201939 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Thomas Schreiner)

Thomas Schreiner discusses the book of Revelation. He reflects on the best way to approach the book when studying it for the first time, explains what the mark of the beast is really all about, and offers words of counsel and encouragement for pastors hesitant to preach through Revelation in their churches.
12/9/201935 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Do Family Worship During the Holidays (Donald Whitney)

Don Whitney discusses how to help your family not lose sight of God and the gospel during the holidays. He explains why it's worth it to prioritize family worship with your loved ones (whether or not you have kids), shares practical steps for actually doing it even when the kids are little and won't sit still, and offers advice and encouragement for single moms or women whose husbands aren't Christians
12/2/201934 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Case for Complementarianism (John Piper)

John Piper discusses the case for complementarianism. He shares about how his own upbringing—and the example of his parents—influenced his views on marriage, what a husband's leadership practically looks like day-in and day-out, and how we should think about complementarianism in the MeToo era.
11/25/201925 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Man behind Calvinism (Derek Thomas)

Derek Thomas discusses John Calvin's enduring legacy. He reflects on the importance of predestination and election in John Calvin's theology as a whole, describes what it would have been like to have Calvin as your pastor, and explains what really happened when Michael Servetus was put to death in the town where Calvin ministered.
11/18/201935 minutes, 27 seconds
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Are Angels and Demons Still Active Today? (Graham Cole)

Graham Cole discusses what the Bible really teaches us about angels. He talks about the different kinds of angels mentioned in Scripture, whether or not every person has a guardian angel, the nature of demon possession today, and what we know about the when, why, and how of Satan's fall.
11/11/201931 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is Evangelicalism out of Touch with Church History? (Gavin Ortlund)

Gavin Ortlund explores whether or not Protestant Evangelicals are out of touch with church history. He discusses the rich legacy of Christian thinking that evangelicals have as their own heritage, the dangers of ignoring church history as if it doesn't matter and has no bearing on our lives today, and how to appreciate and learn from other Christians in the past without letting go of our own doctrinal convictions.
11/4/201936 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Do Protestant Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Disagree About? (Michael Reeves)

Michael Reeves discusses what the Protestant Reformation was really all about, and whether or not it's still relevant today. He reflects on the relationship between Protestants and Roman Catholics, explains what Martin Luther was trying to accomplish when he posted his 95 theses, and responds to the idea that the Reformation is responsible for widespread disunity among Christians today.
10/28/201942 minutes, 10 seconds
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Common Misconceptions about the Trinity (Fred Sanders)

Fred Sanders discusses what it really means to say that God is a Trinity—three persons in one God. He explains why the doctrine of the Trinity is essential to the gospel even if it seems abstract or confusing, highlights why all analogies and metaphors are of limited value when thinking about the Godhead, and responds to the charge that the idea of three-in-one when it comes to the Trinity is inherently illogical or irrational.
10/21/201932 minutes, 7 seconds
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Prayer as an Invitation, Not an Obligation (John Onwuchekwa)

John Onwuchekwa discusses what it means to have a real relationship with God through prayer. He shares about the day he received a phone call letting him know that his older brother had just died unexpectedly, and the impact that news had on his prayer life, ultimately leading him into a new level of honesty and deeper intimacy with God. He also talks about what we should do when we feel guilty about our prayer lives, and why prayer is intensely practical even when it feels like we're being unproductive while praying.
10/14/201929 minutes, 19 seconds
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C. S. Lewis on Truth, Beauty, and the Human Heart (Joe Rigney)

Joe Rigney explores the legacy of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century—C. S. Lewis. He discusses how Lewis managed to so brilliantly capture the complexities of the human heart in his writings, what he thought about The Lord of the Rings written by his good friend, J. R. R. Tolkien, and what he might say to the American church if he were alive today.
10/7/201935 minutes, 50 seconds
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Can Christians Lose Their Salvation? (Dennis Johnson)

Dennis Johnson discusses Hebrews 6:4–6, one of the New Testament's most famous—and debated—warning passages, a section of Scripture that many people think teaches that Christians can lose their salvation. He explains why he doesn't think that's what the author of Hebrews was saying, how to respond when people who once claimed to be Christians walk away from God, and whether or not we can be certain about our own salvation.
9/30/201932 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Intentionally Disciple Your Kids (Lindsey Carlson)

Lindsey Carlson explores what it looks like for parents to intentionally disciple their teens. She offers advice on helping young people use social media wisely, shares how she and her husband have sought to cultivate a culture of honesty and vulnerability in their home, and highlights the one thing she wishes someone would have told her about parenting teenagers.
9/23/201926 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Unlikely Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Dane Ortlund)

Dane Ortlund discusses the life and legacy of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th century preacher most famous for his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." He reflects on his ministry as a pastor, how the beauty of God fit into Edwards's approach to the Christian life, and what we can learn from him almost 300 year later.
9/16/201935 minutes
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God's Sovereignty, Pastoral Burnout, and Racism (John Piper)

John Piper discusses God's sovereignty, pastoral burnout, and the sin of racism. He reflects on how it is that God can be absolutely sovereign and yet humans be morally accountable, explains how he sought to protect himself from moral failure and burnout as a pastor, and recounts his own struggle with racism and prejudice as a young man.
9/9/201929 minutes, 6 seconds
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Were the First Christians Socialists? (Greg Forster)

Greg Forster discusses whether or not the first Christians were socialists, reflecting on how believers should think about our global economy, the right way to respond to increasing income inequality in the US, and why Christians should be the most generous people on earth.
9/2/201949 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Reliable Is the New Testament? (Peter Williams)

Peter Williams answers a crucial question: can we really trust the New Testament Gospels? He discusses what it means the Bible is inspired, why we can have confidence that our modern English Bibles are consistent with the original manuscripts, and how we should approach apparent contradictions in the New Testament.
8/26/201930 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Truth about Satan and Demons (Iain Duguid)

Iain Duguid discusses Satan and demons, explaining what the Bible really teaches us about the devil, how to avoid overestimating or underestimating his impact on the world and even on our day-to-day lives, and why our culture seems fascinated by demons when it comes to horror movies and Halloween.
8/19/201925 minutes, 46 seconds
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What It Takes to Persevere as a Pastor (John MacArthur)

John MacArthur digs into what it takes to persevere as a pastor. He explains why it seems like pastoral failure and burnout are more common than ever, why pastors should avoid ‘Yes Men’ at all costs, how a car accident helped confirm his call to ministry, and what he’s learned from over 5 decades of ministry at a single church.
8/12/201931 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Heart of the Abortion Debate (Scott Klusendorf)

Scott Klusendorf discusses abortion and the current state of the pro-life movement. He highlights the biggest mistakes pro-life people tend to make when discussing abortion, explains why be believes pictures of aborted children are important to see, and responds to some of the most common pro-choice arguments and slogans.
8/5/201946 minutes, 43 seconds
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What We Often Get Wrong about Our Emotions (Alasdair Groves)

Alasdair Groves explains the importance of emotions, and what the Bible teaches about them. He highlights how our emotions relate to our reason, ways we tend to over- or under-emphasize emotions, the role modern medications should play in managing our emotional life, and why negative emotions aren’t always a bad thing.
7/29/201934 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Church History Matters (Justin Taylor)

Justin Taylor reflects on the immense importance of church history, highlighting why it’s important to make time for it alongside our study of the Bible, responding to the criticism that many modern Reformed folks have a shallow understanding of the past, and offering advice for thinking about the sins and blindspots of our theological heroes.
7/22/201939 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Rewarding Risks of Church Membership (Thabiti Anyabwile)

Thabiti Anyabwile reflects on the value and benefits of local church membership, showing what the Bible really teaches about the idea of formal membership, sharing his heart for those who feel like they've been hurt by the institutional church, and explaining how to work through areas of doctrinal, practical, and political disagreement with other people in the church.
7/15/201933 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Surprising Power of Lament (Mark Vroegop)

Mark Vroegop shares his family’s story of loss and grief when confronted with the death of his unborn daughter, recounting how God used that experience to introduce him to the biblical concept of lament—an honest yet faith-filled way of relating to our pain illustrated throughout Scripture.
7/8/201933 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Date Your Wife (Justin Buzzard)

Justin Buzzard offers advice for husbands eager to love and serve their wives on a daily basis. He highlights why men should prioritize their marriages in tangible ways, offering practical advice for creating an annual “Date-Your-Wife Plan” that goes beyond the occasional dinner and a movie.
7/1/201931 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Modern Medicine and the End of Life (Kathryn Butler, MD)

Kathryn Butler shares from her experiences working as a trauma surgeon in an ICU, correcting common misconceptions about CPR, ventilators, and other forms of intensive care medicine and offering biblical wisdom for walking alongside loved ones at the end of life.
6/24/201932 minutes, 57 seconds
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Verses That Changed My Life (John Piper)

In this episode, John Piper reflects on key verses that have had a big impact on his life—verses that helped him trust God in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, understand Paul’s message in the book of Romans, and grasp the connection between our joy and God’s glory. John Piper is the author of Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/17/201934 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Gospel’s Global Advance (Tim Keesee)

In this interview, Tim Keesee shares from his own experiences talking with Christians around the globe, reflecting on his work as a missions journalist, the reality of persecution, and the best way to approach a short-term mission trip. Tim Keesee is the author of A Company of Heroes: Portraits from the Gospel's Global Advance. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/10/201930 minutes, 43 seconds
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Calvinism 101 (Kevin DeYoung)

In this interview, Kevin DeYoung unpacks Calvinism, explaining the famous 5 points summarized in the TULIP acrostic, the problem with cage-stage Calvinists, and the one question he’d ask Armninians to consider. Kevin DeYoung is the author of Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
6/3/201931 minutes, 55 seconds
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The False Messages Facing Women Today (Lydia Brownback)

Lydia Brownback highlights the false messages directed at Christian women today, reflecting on the increase of anxiety and depression among believers, the importance of discernment when it comes to the Christian leaders we follow, and the danger of a hyper-examined life.
5/27/201933 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why You Probably Need a Digital Detox (Tony Reinke)

In this interview, Tony Reinke reflects on how to do a digital detox, why we should be careful with our social media habits, and what the massive success of the new Avengers film can teach us about our media saturated world. Tony Reinke is the author of Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
5/20/201936 minutes, 51 seconds
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Christians, the LGBTQ Community, and the Call to Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)

In this interview, Rosaria Butterfield recounts her own encounter with radically ordinary hospitality as an unbelieving lesbian—sharing how God used such hospitality to break down her preconceived ideas about Christians and get her reading the Bible for herself. She highlights the importance of engaging the LGBTQ community with boldness and love, encouraging us to pursue flesh and blood friendships with those who don’t yet know Christ. Rosaria Butterfield is the author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
5/13/201959 minutes, 52 seconds
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Womanhood and the Bible (Abigail Dodds)

In this interview, Abigail Dodds takes a fresh look at what the Bible actually says about womanhood, discussing some of the differences and similarities between men and women, reflecting on the use of the term "complementarianism," and encouraging us to show kindness and grace toward others when discussing these issues. Abigail Dodds is the author of (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
5/6/201930 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is Singleness Superior to Marriage? (Sam Allberry)

In this interview, Sam Allberry shares from his own experiences as a single person, explains what the Bible really teaches about singleness, and explains the important roles unmarried Christians can (and should) play in the life of the local church. Sam Allberry is the author of 7 Myths about Singleness. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/29/201925 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is Christianity On the Decline? (Rebecca McLaughlin)

In this interview, Rebecca McLaughlin highlights the failure of the ”secularization hypothesis“—the idea that religion would eventually disappear with more education and technology—arguing that believers have much to be hopeful about when it comes to the spread of Christianity around the world. She also responds to two common charges often levied against conservative Christianity: that it’s anti-science and that it’s homophobic. Rebecca McLaughlin is the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/22/201926 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Read the Old Testament in a Christ-Centered Way (Bryan Chapell)

In this interview, Bryan Chapell helps us understand how to the approach the Old Testament—a section of the Bible that can often feel confusing and intimidating—and encourages us to read it with an eye toward the overarching narrative tying it all together: God’s gracious redemption of sinners culminating in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Bryan Chapell is the general editor of the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/15/201929 minutes, 23 seconds
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Parenting in Light of the Gospel (Paul Tripp)

In this interview, Paul Tripp reflects on his own parenting journey, the most common questions he gets asked about parenting, and how he came to view raising children as one of the most significant things a person can do in life.Paul Tripp is the author of Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/8/201935 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Every Christian Should Care about Adoption (Russell Moore)

In this interview, Russell Moore shares about his own family’s adoption journey—and how it impacted his view of the gospel. He reflects on the way God changed his heart with regard to adoption, helping him come to see it as important for all Christians—even those who never end up adopting a child themselves. Russell Moore is the author of Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. Learn more about the book and then enter to win a free copy (drawing ends 4/7/19)! Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/1/201932 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Study the Bible (Jen Wilkin)

In this interview, we talk with Jen Wilkin about the importance Bible study for our lives as Christians, even if that study looks different in the various seasons of life. Jen discusses some of the things God has taught her over the last two decades as a Bible study leader and shares about her work writing Bible studies aimed at helping God’s people better understand what the Bible actually teaches and how to appropriately apply it to our lives today. Jen Wilkin is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds. Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/1/201930 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Danger of Burnout and How to Avoid It (David Murray)

In this interview, we sit down with David Murray to discuss a difficult yet increasingly important topic: burnout.David shares from his own experience of burnout, which ultimately led to serious medical issues and a stint in the hospital. However, through it all, God was faithful and used this painful experience to reveal some unhealthy patterns of life that were simply unsustainable. He then reflects on the things God taught him about the causes, warning signs, and negative effects of burnout, offering practical advice for those eager to avoid burnout in their own lives and hope for those who think they might already be getting close. David Murray is the author of Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture. Learn more about the book and then enter to win a free copy (drawing ends 4/7/19)! Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show!
4/1/201936 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Sneak Peek at The Crossway Podcast

Welcome to The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life. Each week, we’ll be exploring an important topic as we talk with Bible teachers, theologians, pastors, and Christian thinkers. Some of our upcoming guests include: Jen Wilkin on how to study the Bible Russell Moore on the priority of adoption for Christian familiesTony Reinke on dealing with distraction in the digital age Paul Tripp on parenting in light of the gospelBryan Chapell on seeing Christ in the Old Testament In this short preview, you’ll hear a little more about the show as well as a clip from one our first episodes: an interview with David Murray about the all-too-common problem of burnout. Thanks for listening! crossway.org/podcast
3/25/20196 minutes, 4 seconds