Ask Pastor John

Ask Pastor John

Simply put, Ask Pastor John is a daily podcast of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions in about 10 minutes. However, a more in-depth look will reveal the treasure chest of knowledge that Piper has given us by answering over 1,000 questions with a pastor’s heart and strong biblical answers. If you have questions about the Bible, theology, Christian living, or culture, Ask Pastor John is a great place to start.

For those who don’t know, John Piper is the founder of, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, and previously a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis where he served for 33 years. He has written over 50 books including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, and many more. Piper has been a leader in the Calvinist movement and is known for what he calls Christian Hedonism saying, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”

The desiringGod team offers the APJ podcast in a number of formats including all your favorite podcast platforms, both iPhone and Android apps, and on their website with full transcripts. Each has benefits over the others: the podcast is easy to access through a platform you already use, the app includes a search function to find the answers you are looking for, and the online version gives you the option to read the answers instead of listening. Either way, Ask Pastor John is a resource you should take advantage of. And if you don’t find the answer you are looking for, you can email your own questions to



The Editor’s Take: John Piper has been one of the most formative influences in my life when it comes to people that I don’t know personally. But despite the fact that we’ve never met, Ask Pastor John allows me to hear his answers to the same questions you would discuss with a close friend. Not only does this help me clear up my own confusion, but it also aids me in ministering to my friends with thoughtful, biblical responses. For me, Ask Pastor John has been a priceless resource.
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