John Piper shall, henceforth, be referred to as John “Irrespective of Competency” Piper.
Suppose, I said, a couple of you students, Jason and Sarah, were walking to McDonald’s after dark. And suppose a man with a knife jumped out of the bushes and threatened you. And suppose Jason knows that Sarah has a black belt in karate and could probably disarm the assailant better than he could. Should he step back and tell her to do it? No. He should step in front of her and be ready to lay down his life to protect her, irrespective of competency. It is written on his soul. That is what manhood does.
And collectively that is what society does — unless the men have all been emasculated by the suicidal songs of egalitarian folly.
Any society that tried to function “irrespective of competency” would quickly fail due to, you know, incompetency.
How does someone like Piper say such clownish things and yet become so influential in so many evangelical churches? Why is such buffoonery accepted as a credible lecture on the meaning of “manhood”?
Apparently those churches abide by Piper’s rules and chase after leaders “irrespective of competency.”
At least Piper has finally admitted why he fears women’s leadership in the church — because if the church began choosing its leaders based on competency instead of arbitrary hierarchies that operate “irrespective of competency,” then he’d be out of a job.
“Irrespective of competency.” He said that, voluntarily. He admitted that out loud. Oy.