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The Crossway Podcast

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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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Common Misconceptions about Heaven (Ian Smith)

January 20th, 2020

In this episode, Ian Smith discusses what the New Heavens and New Earth will be like when Jesus returns. He considers the popularity of heaven …

The Human Need to Connect (Ed Welch)

January 13th, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

Help! I Hate My Job (Jim Hamilton)

January 6th, 2020

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 …

How to Read the Bible Every Day in 2020 (David Mathis)

December 30th, 2019

In this episode, David Mathis discusses how anyone can make Bible reading a habit in 2020. He reflects on the pros and cons of New Year's …

Distinguishing Christmas Tradition from Truth (Andreas Köstenberger)

December 23rd, 2019

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 …

Navigating Grief during the Holidays (Nancy Guthrie)

December 16th, 2019

Nancy Guthrie discusses dealing with grief over the holidays. She reflects on her own experiences of great loss and suffering, shares what God has …

What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Thomas Schreiner)

December 9th, 2019

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 …

How to Do Family Worship During the Holidays (Donald Whitney)

December 2nd, 2019

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 …

The Case for Complementarianism (John Piper)

November 25th, 2019

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 …

The Man behind Calvinism (Derek Thomas)

November 18th, 2019

Derek Thomas discusses John Calvin's enduring legacy. He reflects on the importance of predestination and election in John Calvin's theology as a …

Are Angels and Demons Still Active Today? (Graham Cole)

November 11th, 2019

Graham Cole discusses what the Bible really teaches us about angels. He talks about the different kinds of angels mentioned in Scripture, whether or …

Is Evangelicalism out of Touch with Church History? (Gavin Ortlund)

November 4th, 2019

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 …

What Do Protestant Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Disagree About? (Michael Reeves)

October 28th, 2019

Michael Reeves discusses what the Protestant Reformation was really all about, and whether or not it's still relevant today. He reflects on the …

Common Misconceptions about the Trinity (Fred Sanders)

October 21st, 2019

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, …

Prayer as an Invitation, Not an Obligation (John Onwuchekwa)

October 14th, 2019

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 …

C. S. Lewis on Truth, Beauty, and the Human Heart (Joe Rigney)

October 7th, 2019

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 …

Can Christians Lose Their Salvation? (Dennis Johnson)

September 30th, 2019

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 …

How to Intentionally Disciple Your Kids (Lindsey Carlson)

September 23rd, 2019

Lindsey Carlson explores what it looks like for parents to intentionally disciple their teens. She offers advice on helping young people use social …

The Unlikely Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Dane Ortlund)

September 16th, 2019

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 …

God's Sovereignty, Pastoral Burnout, and Racism (John Piper)

September 9th, 2019

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 …

Were the First Christians Socialists? (Greg Forster)

September 2nd, 2019

Greg Forster discusses whether or not the first Christians were socialists, reflecting on how believers should think about our global economy, the …

How Reliable Is the New Testament? (Peter Williams)

August 26th, 2019

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 Truth about Satan and Demons (Iain Duguid)

August 19th, 2019

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 …

What It Takes to Persevere as a Pastor (John MacArthur)

August 12th, 2019

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 …

The Heart of the Abortion Debate (Scott Klusendorf)

August 5th, 2019

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 …

What We Often Get Wrong about Our Emotions (Alasdair Groves)

July 29th, 2019

Alasdair Groves explains the importance of emotions, and what the Bible teaches about them. He highlights how our emotions relate to our reason, ways …

Why Church History Matters (Justin Taylor)

July 22nd, 2019

In this episode, 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 …

The Rewarding Risks of Church Membership (Thabiti Anyabwile)

July 15th, 2019

In this episode, 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 …

The Surprising Power of Lament (Mark Vroegop)

July 8th, 2019

In this episode, 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 …

How to Date Your Wife (Justin Buzzard)

July 1st, 2019

In this episode, Justin Buzzard offers advice for husbands eager to love and serve their wives on a daily basis. He highlights why men should …

A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Modern Medicine and the End of Life (Kathryn Butler, MD)

June 24th, 2019

In this episode, 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 …

Verses That Changed My Life (John Piper)

June 17th, 2019

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 …

The Gospel’s Global Advance (Tim Keesee)

June 10th, 2019

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 …

Calvinism 101 (Kevin DeYoung)

June 3rd, 2019

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 …

The False Messages Facing Women Today (Lydia Brownback)

May 27th, 2019

In this interview, 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 …

Why You Probably Need a Digital Detox (Tony Reinke)

May 20th, 2019

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 …

Christians, the LGBTQ Community, and the Call to Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)

May 13th, 2019

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 …

Womanhood and the Bible (Abigail Dodds)

May 6th, 2019

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 …

Is Singleness Superior to Marriage? (Sam Allberry)

April 29th, 2019

In this interview, Sam Allberry shares from his own experiences as a single person, explains what the Bible really teaches about singleness, and …

Is Christianity On the Decline? (Rebecca McLaughlin)

April 22nd, 2019

In this interview, Rebecca McLaughlin highlights the failure of the ”secularization hypothesis“—the idea that religion would eventually disappear …

How to Read the Old Testament in a Christ-Centered Way (Bryan Chapell)

April 15th, 2019

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 …

Parenting in Light of the Gospel (Paul Tripp)

April 8th, 2019

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 …

Why Every Christian Should Care about Adoption (Russell Moore)

April 1st, 2019

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 …

How to Study the Bible (Jen Wilkin)

April 1st, 2019

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 …

The Danger of Burnout and How to Avoid It (David Murray)

April 1st, 2019

In this interview, we sit down with David Murray to discuss a difficult yet increasingly important topic: burnout.

David shares from his own …

A Sneak Peek at The Crossway Podcast

March 25th, 2019

Welcome to The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, …
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