The Crossway Podcast

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..

Are Angels and Demons Still Active Today? (Graham Cole)
Nov 11 • 30 min
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…
Is Evangelicalism out of Touch with Church History? (Gavin Ortlund)
Nov 4 • 36 min
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…
What Do Protestant Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Disagree About? (Michael Reeves)
Oct 28 • 41 min
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…
Common Misconceptions about the Trinity (Fred Sanders)
Oct 21 • 31 min
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…
Prayer as an Invitation, Not an Obligation (John Onwuchekwa)
Oct 14 • 28 min
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…
C. S. Lewis on Truth, Beauty, and the Human Heart (Joe Rigney)
Oct 7 • 35 min
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…
Can Christians Lose Their Salvation? (Dennis Johnson)
Sep 30 • 32 min
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…
How to Intentionally Disciple Your Kids (Lindsey Carlson)
Sep 23 • 25 min
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…
The Unlikely Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Dane Ortlund)
Sep 16 • 34 min
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…
God’s Sovereignty, Pastoral Burnout, and Racism (John Piper)
Sep 9 • 28 min
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…
Were the First Christians Socialists? (Greg Forster)
Sep 2 • 48 min
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…
How Reliable Is the New Testament? (Peter Williams)
Aug 26 • 30 min
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…
The Truth about Satan and Demons (Iain Duguid)
Aug 19 • 25 min
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…
What It Takes to Persevere as a Pastor (John MacArthur)
Aug 12 • 30 min
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,…
The Heart of the Abortion Debate (Scott Klusendorf)
Aug 5 • 45 min
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…
What We Often Get Wrong about Our Emotions (Alasdair Groves)
Jul 29 • 33 min
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…
Why Church History Matters (Justin Taylor)
Jul 22 • 39 min
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,…
The Rewarding Risks of Church Membership (Thabiti Anyabwile)
Jul 15 • 32 min
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…
The Surprising Power of Lament (Mark Vroegop)
Jul 8 • 32 min
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…
How to Date Your Wife (Justin Buzzard)
Jul 1 • 30 min
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…
A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Modern Medicine and the End of Life (Kathryn Butler, MD)
Jun 24 • 32 min
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…
Verses That Changed My Life (John Piper)
Jun 17 • 33 min
John Piper reflects on key verses that have had a big impact on his life—passages 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.
The Gospel’s Global Advance (Tim Keesee)
Jun 10 • 29 min
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.
Calvinism 101 (Kevin DeYoung)
Jun 3 • 31 min
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.
The False Messages Facing Women Today (Lydia Brownback)
May 27 • 33 min
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…
Why You Probably Need a Digital Detox (Tony Reinke)
May 20 • 36 min
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.
Christians, the LGBTQ Community, and the Call to Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)
May 13 • 59 min
Rosaria Butterfield encourages us to engage our LGBTQ neighbors for Christ, highlighting how God used the radically ordinary hospitality of Christians to draw her to himself out of a homosexual lifestyle.
Womanhood and the Bible (Abigail Dodds)
May 6 • 30 min
Abigail Dodds reflects on what the Bible really teaches about what it means to be a woman … and some of the ways we unintentionally degrade the full reality of womanhood.
Is Singleness Superior to Marriage? (Sam Allberry)
Apr 29 • 25 min
Sam Allberry reflects on the stigma of singleness in the church today, pointing us back to what the Bible really teaches about this commonly misunderstood issue.
Is Christianity On the Decline? (Rebecca McLaughlin)
Apr 22 • 26 min
Rebecca McLaughlin explains why secular thinkers are wrong to claim that Christianity is declining and responds to the charge that our faith is anti-science and/or homophobic.
How to Read the Old Testament in a Christ-Centered Way (Bryan Chapell)
Apr 15 • 28 min
Bryan Chapell explains what it means (and doesn’t mean) to read the Old Testament through a Christ-centered lens.
Parenting in Light of the Gospel (Paul Tripp)
Apr 8 • 34 min
Paul Tripp reflects on the awe-inspiring reality of parenting: being used by God to help form a human soul.
Why Every Christian Should Care about Adoption (Russell Moore)
Apr 1 • 31 min
Russell Moore shares his own family’s adoption journey, explaining why adoption is important for all Christians—even those who never actually adopt.
How to Study the Bible (Jen Wilkin)
Apr 1 • 30 min
Jen Wilkin reflects on the importance of Bible study for the Christian life and shares from her own experiences as a Bible study leader.
The Danger of Burnout and How to Avoid It (David Murray)
Apr 1 • 35 min
David Murray discusses the all-too-common problem of burnout—its causes, warning signs, and effects … and how to avoid it.
A Sneak Peek at The Crossway Podcast
Mar 25 • 5 min
A short preview of The Crossway Podcast, which officially launches on Monday, April 1, 2019.