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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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Tips for Leading an Effective Bible Study (Lydia Brownback)

August 10th, 2020

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 …

New from Crossway: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty

August 8th, 2020

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty.

Listen now:You …

Hymns and the Joy of Singing (Kristyn Getty)

August 3rd, 2020

Kristyn Getty discusses congregational singing, the power of music for teaching doctrine, and the foundational role of Scripture for the Christian …

The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

July 27th, 2020

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, …

How Confronting Death Helps Us Live (Matt McCullough)

July 20th, 2020

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 …

The Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer (Sam Storms)

July 18th, 2020

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 …

Help! My Teen Is Struggling with Anxiety and Depression (David Murray)

July 13th, 2020

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 …

Learning from the Church Fathers (Michael Haykin)

July 6th, 2020

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 …

What If I Don't Feel Like Going to Church? (Gunner Gundersen)

June 29th, 2020

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 …

Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism (Denny Burk)

June 22nd, 2020

Denny Burk discusses how Christians should think about transgenderism. He walks through the Bible's countercultural teaching on gender and sexuality, …

How to Pursue Meaningful Mentoring Relationships (Melissa Kruger)

June 15th, 2020

Melissa Kruger discusses the importance of mentoring relationships for all Christians. She reflects on her own experiences learning life-changing …

Using Stories to Help Kids Understand Right and Wrong (Betsy Childs Howard)

June 8th, 2020

Betsy Childs Howard discusses stories and the importance of moral formation for children. She talks about why stories are such a powerful tool for …

A First Step toward Racial Reconciliation (Mark Vroegop)

June 6th, 2020

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 …

Learning to Love the Local Church (Megan Hill)

June 1st, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

Are Christians More Divided Now Than Ever? (Rhyne Putman)

May 25th, 2020

Rhyne Putnam discusses how Christians should think about theological diversity and disagreement within the body of Christ. He highlights the …

New from Crossway: The Big Picture Story Bible Podcast

May 23rd, 2020

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 …

Understanding the World of the Bible through Archaeology (David Chapman)

May 18th, 2020

David Chapman discusses what it's like to be an archaeologist. He shares from his experiences overseeing an excavation site in the Middle East, …

How to Create a Plan for Family Worship (David Murray)

May 11th, 2020

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 …

Where Is God in Suffering? (Ligon Duncan)

May 4th, 2020

Ligon Duncan discusses how Christians can face profound life-changing suffering with their faith intact. He shares stories of severe suffering from …

Rethinking Multiservice and Multisite Church (Jonathan Leeman)

April 27th, 2020

Jonathan Leeman discusses his argument that multiservice and multisite models run counter to the pattern for the local church we see in the New …

Does Jesus Really Like Me? (Dane Ortlund)

April 20th, 2020

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 …

The Scoundrels of Scripture (Nancy Guthrie)

April 13th, 2020

Nancy Guthrie discusses some of the less well-loved characters of Scripture like tax collectors, scribes, Pharisees, and even Judas Iscariot, Jesus's …

Full Audiobook: Coronavirus and Christ (John Piper)

April 8th, 2020

In this special episode, we're sharing a full audio recording of Coronavirus and Christa brand-new book written and read by John Piper.

On January …

Gracefully Dealing with Doctrinal Disagreement (Gavin Ortlund)

April 6th, 2020

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 …

New from Crossway: The Gentle and Lowly Podcast

March 31st, 2020

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 …

Are You Aware of Your Own Blind Spots? (Collin Hansen)

March 30th, 2020

In this episode, Collin Hansen discusses the idea of blindspots—problems with our lives, priorities, and even theology that we don't even know are …

How to Become a Better Bible Reader (Phil Ryken)

March 23rd, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

A Christian Doctor's Guide to Thinking about Coronavirus (Bob Cutillo, MD)

March 19th, 2020

In this special episode, Bob Cutillo discusses the current coronavirus pandemic. He explains what's currently happening in the US and around the …

How to Plan Your Next Sermon Series (Tim Patrick)

March 16th, 2020

In this episode, Tim Patrick explores how to plan a sermon series. He highlights his own process for conceptualizing, scheduling, and studying for a …

8 Questions to Ask Every Time You Open Your Bible (Matthew Harmon)

March 9th, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

The Danger in Being a Self-Made Woman (Jen Oshman)

March 2nd, 2020

In this episode, Jen Oshman discusses what it looks like to pursue real fulfillment in God, rather than in self. She explains what's wrong with the …

Are Christians Obligated to Give 10%? (Sam Storms)

February 24th, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

The Freeing Reality that You Are Not Enough (Jen Wilkin)

February 17th, 2020

In this episode, Jen Wilkin discusses our God-given limits as created beings. She reflects on why the common refrain that we should look inside …

Navigating Conflict in Marriage (Christopher Ash)

February 10th, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

Is the Church Facing a Discipleship Crisis? (Ajith Fernando)

February 3rd, 2020

In this episode, 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 …

Are We Undervaluing the Lord's Supper? (Tim Chester)

January 27th, 2020

In this episode, 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, …

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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