Three excellent questions that John Piper encourages people to ask about their hobbies:
- 3:13 Do your hobbies feed your soul with God-exalting experiences? Do you see God in them? Or are they leaving you more distant from God and more in love with the world?
- 3:42 Do your hobbies refresh you (emotionally, spiritually, physically) so that you when you get to the other parts of your life where you must glorify God (vocation, family, ministry), you are able to do so? Or is it depleting and weakening you?
- 4:06 Do your hobbies involve others so that they’re pointed to the glory of God? Is it a means of drawing others into your life for the sake of authentic relationships that will lead to a knowledge of Christ?