John Piper on Mark Driscoll and Satan’s Win in Seattle

Back in April, John Piper appeared on the podcast of Westside Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. His interviewer was Westside's lead pastor Norm Funk. Yesterday, Piper's Desiring God ministry posted the section of the podcast where Piper answered a question about Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Watch:Piper says everybody makes mistakes, and admits Mars Hill's demise was a defeat for the gospel, Driscoll, reformed theology, evangelicalism and complementarianism and a win for … [Read more...]

John Piper on Lessons Learned from the Mark Driscoll Controversy; ECFA, Are You Listening?

In an audio presentation out today, John Piper doesn't regret partnering with Mark Driscoll but does see some of the problems identified by Mars Hill's elders. In this audio, Piper briefly admits that he could have done more to help. He also says that perhaps pulling Driscoll's book from sale, as Lifeway has done, is a defensible temporary response to the controversy. I can't get the embed code to work so click the link for the audio)Most of the audio is about lessons learned. Piper … [Read more...]

John Piper Calls Out Famous Guys (Like Mark Driscoll) On Ghostwriting

It is getting serious up in here.Last night on Twitter, John Piper posted a series of tweets apparently in response to an op-ed by Andy Crouch at Christianity Today on the Mark Driscoll plagiarism (now ghostwriting) controversy.  Crouch's op-ed builds to this crescendo: The real danger here is not plagiarism—it is idolatry. I think both are a problem and as it turns out another related problem appears to be ghostwriting.Piper doesn't think highly of taking credit for the work of ot … [Read more...]