John Piper on why he invited Rick Warren to speak at the DGM conference

John Piper on why he invited Rick Warren to speak at the DGM conference April 7, 2010

UPDATE – I have now written more about why I think John Piper was right to invite Rick Warren.

A few months ago I posted on “why I love Rick Warren” and I have been impressed by his Twitter feed ever since. So it was a real delight to hear that having met up with Warren at a funeral and discovered he loves Jonathan Edwards, among other things they share, Piper has invited him to speak at his conference.

One thing I love about Piper is his willingness to make invitations like this that raise the eyebrow of some reformed people. But imagine the might of a group of people fired up for doctrine and engaged in a passionate purpose with godly pragmaticism. Such a group could change the world! I am seriously considering popping over the Atlantic for the weekend in October if other duties permit! This video explains Piper’s reasoning, a major part of which is not to make for ourselves more enemies when we have enough already:

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