The Crossway Podcast

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.

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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10 Things You Should Know about Abortion (Scott...
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."
9 min
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Are You Ashamed of Yourself? Jesus Isn't (Erik ...
In today's episode, Erik Raymond talks about why nothing in our lives is a surprise to our Savior.
36 min
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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. Now What? (Sco...
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.
43 min
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The NT Authors Quoted the OT Way More Than We D...
In today's episode, Greg Lanier talks about the many ways that the Old Testament stands as an indispensable foundation for the New.
38 min
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Full Audiobook: 'Why Should We Love the Local C...
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.
106 min
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Don't Despair, Jesus Can Rewrite Your Story (Da...
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.
43 min
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Positive Thinking ≠ Lasting Encouragement (Lind...
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.
37 min
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Why Is Our Culture So Obsessed With Identity? (...
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.
37 min
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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.
41 min
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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.
29 min
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Preview: 'The Dragon and the Stone' by Kathryn ...
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.
18 min
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10 Things You Should Know about the Book of Rev...
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."
14 min
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Dragons, Absent Fathers, and Stories That Heal ...
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.
38 min
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Preview: Nancy Guthrie's New Podcast on the Boo...
Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: Blessed: Conversations on the Book of Revelation.
28 min
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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Book of Reve...
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.
41 min
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Q&A: Michael Reeves Answers Your Questions abou...
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?
37 min
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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.
52 min
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10 Things You Should Know about the Sexual Revo...
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."
11 min
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Why Are We Apathetic about What Really Matters?...
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.
43 min
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How to Lament After Two Years of Loss (Mark Vro...
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.
35 min
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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.
16 min
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What's Happening To Evangelicalism? (Michael Re...
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.
35 min
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The Art Process Behind 'The Biggest Story Bible...
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.
42 min
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If You Don't Catechize Your Kids, the World Wil...
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.
38 min
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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.
32 min
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We're in a Strange New World. Now What? (Carl T...
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?
63 min
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Confronting the Idols of Body Image, Sex, Abort...
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.
42 min
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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.
35 min
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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.
37 min
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Overcoming Me-Centered Discipleship (Jonathan D...
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.
31 min
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Preview: 'Demystifying Decision Making' by Aime...
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.
46 min
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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.
31 min
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The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Ste...
In today's episode, Stephen Nichols discusses the remarkable life, tragic death and enduring legacy of the German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
35 min
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We're Thinking About Technology All Wrong (Tony...
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.
47 min
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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.
47 min
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Hear What God Has Truly Done With Your Sin (Sam...
In today's episode, Sam Storms talks about how God deals with our sin, once and for all.
48 min
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How to Endure Inexplicable Suffering (Eric Ortl...
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.
45 min
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Full Audiobook: 'How Can I Get More Out of My B...
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.
43 min
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What Really Happened at Pentecost? (Patrick Sch...
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.
37 min
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A Realistic Approach to New Year's Resolutions ...
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.
51 min
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Teaching Your Kids the Real Meaning of Christma...
William Smith offers parents simple advice for viewing the holiday season as a special opportunity to point our kids’ hearts to their Savior.
37 min
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Preview: A Special Excerpt from 'R. C. Sproul' ...
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.
67 min
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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.
47 min
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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,
17 min
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How Ancient Liturgy Can Renew Your Walk With Je...
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.
40 min
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Q&A: A Bible Scholar Answers Your Questions abo...
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.
39 min
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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.
38 min
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What You Believe About God's Sovereignty Matter...
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.
42 min
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Sourdough Starters, Daily Bread, and The Goodne...
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.
42 min
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How Can We Show God's Heart for the Widow? (Bri...
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.
32 min
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How to Translate the New Testament (Peter Willi...
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.
36 min
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How to Translate the Old Testament (Jack Collins)
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.
55 min
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How Do I Discipline My Kids Without Shaming The...
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.
38 min
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The Making of the ESV Study Bible (Justin Taylor)
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.
55 min
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Mind Your Own Conscience and Love Your Neighbor...
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.
47 min
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Q&A: A Bible Translator Answers Your Questions ...
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.
71 min
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How to Have Hard Conversations with Those You L...
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.
45 min
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Full Audiobook: 'The Expulsive Power of a New A...
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.
47 min
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Q&A: Ray Ortlund Answers Your Questions about P...
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.
28 min
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Becoming Better or Going Deeper? How Real Chang...
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.
40 min
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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.
46 min
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The Fight Against Porn Is a Fight For Justice (...
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.
41 min
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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.
46 min
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Coming Soon: In the Lord I Take Refuge with Dan...
Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: In the Lord I Take Refuge with Dane Ortlund. Join pastor and best-selling author Dane Ortlund Monday through Friday each week on a journey through all 150 psalms in the Bible.
3 min
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A Better Way to Talk about the "Call to Ministr...
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.
34 min
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Real Faithfulness Is the Kind No One Sees (Glen...
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.
41 min
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What Keeps You From Going to Church? (Jonathan ...
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.
40 min
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Knowing Your Heart and When (Not) to Follow It ...
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.
48 min
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Preview: 'What God Has to Say about Our Bodies'...
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.
63 min
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Why Your Physical Body Matters to God (Sam Allb...
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.
37 min
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Reading the Psalms with Jesus In View (Dane Ort...
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.
33 min
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What Pastors Can Learn from Richard Baxter (Tim...
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.
36 min
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A Controversy About the Nature of Grace and Fre...
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.
48 min
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What I Wish I Knew in Seminary after 30 Years i...
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.
37 min
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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 bala
44 min
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Why Union with Christ Is More Amazing Than You ...
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 beaut
37 min
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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 wi
10 min
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5 Attributes of God We Too Often Neglect (Mark ...
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 Creat
34 min
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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
57 min
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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
38 min
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Q&A: Paul Tripp Answers Your Questions about Ma...
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.
51 min
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The Meaningful Work of Church Deacons (Matt Sme...
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 be
36 min
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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,
31 min
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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
40 min
85
Trauma, Pain, and Loss: A Doctor's Story of Fai...
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
52 min
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Help! I Can't Find Someone to Disciple Me (Garr...
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-wa
40 min
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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
54 min
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Faith, Family, and the Creative Life (Ruth Chou...
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
44 min
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Surviving College With Your Faith Intact (Micha...
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 i
40 min
90
Full Audiobook: 'The Biggest Story' by Kevin De...
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.
28 min
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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, wh
48 min
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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
55 min
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Why Your Church Needs Plural Leadership (Dave H...
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 th
41 min
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Preparing Our Kids for a Post-Christian World (...
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 challe
48 min
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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 g
39 min
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Q&A: Dane Ortlund Answers Your Questions about ...
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 a
36 min
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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
59 min
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The Life and Legacy of R. C. Sproul (Stephen Ni...
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
41 min
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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
33 min
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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 p
48 min