John Piper never fails to leave people scratching their heads!
Predestination and Children My friend, Ryan Stollar, posted this on his Facebook wall, and I was struck at how damaging Predestination can be to children, especially vulnerable children. Shoot, I think it could scare adults, too! Special thanks to Ryan for writing about this and giving me permission to share it. ~ja First off, what… Continue reading Caution: Children and Predestination
God uses sinners and Satan as part of his purpose to cause us pain?
God plans the hurt in our lives?
Complementarianism, Desiring God, Domestic Abuse -by Kathi Desiring God featured a guest article by Rebecca McLaughlin titled, "Complementarians Should Be Toughest on Abuse." I appreciate Dr. McLaughlin's words and I think her intent is honorable. She addresses pastors and men to call out abuse, warns Christians to not be naive about abusers, and emphasizes that… Continue reading Are Complementarians Tough on Abuse?
Lori Alexander, John Piper, Christian Marriage, Divorce -By Kathi It is no surprise that Lori Alexander at The Transformed Wife is pushing John Piper's words on marriage and divorce. Lori continues to show that there is no room for divorce when a woman is in an abusive marriage. Women in abusive marriages who go to Lori… Continue reading God Loves Victims More Than Saving an Abusive Marriage
Desiring God; John Piper; Church Attitudes Toward Mental Health -by Kathi There has been much talk recently about Desiring God's tweet on February 6, 2018. *** The concern over this tweet is the lack of consideration for how complex the mind is and how trauma affects the brain. Why do so many Christians think that… Continue reading Desiring God’s Attitude Toward Mental Health
Gospel-Centered Movement, TGC, YRR, Calvinists, Jared Wilson *** Over at The Gospel Coalition website, Jared Wilson has published the Top 125 Influences of the Gospel-Centered Movement. Now, I admit at first, I had assumed that he was talking about all influential Christians. As I read more of his intro, I saw that he was really… Continue reading Will Those in the Real Gospel-Centered Churches Please Stand?
Domestic Violence, Church Response, Education -by Kathi I am pausing our Sunday Gatherings for the rest of October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I would like to take this time to talk about how the church can effectively respond to domestic violence. The first time I was educated about domestic violence was in… Continue reading Domestic Violence: Education is the Key to Better Church Response
John Piper does it again. A recent tweet from John Piper has me scratching my head. I need an interpreter, please! https://twitter.com/JohnPiper/status/873970685588246528
John Piper, Christian Parenting, Glorious, Hell, Anxiety At John Piper's Desiring God website, they feature Ask John series in which listeners send their questions to John Piper for response. The following question came from a dad named Michael who asked John Piper the following: A question from Michael: “Pastor John, how can I talk to my… Continue reading John Piper Responds to Dad’s Question Regarding His Child’s Extreme Anxiety about Hell
John Piper, Desiring God, Complementarianism, Egalitarianism, Gender Roles -by Kathi Desiring God recently posted an episode of Ask Pastor John titled, "Is Male Headship a Lost Cause?" The question posed to John Piper comes from a seminary student in the United Kingdom who is discouraged to see more churches in his country move toward egalitarianism.… Continue reading John Piper on Complementarianism: A Hill to Die On
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Meyer, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Spiritual Abuse Almost 1-1/2 years ago, I wrote an article about John Piper's former church, Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC) regarding domestic violence, Encouraging Shift from Bethlehem Baptist Church Regarding Domestic Abuse and Care for Abused Women. Around that time, BBC pastor, Jason Meyer, preached a sermon and… Continue reading 1-1/2 years Later, Bethlehem Baptist Church Doesn’t Seem to get Domestic Violence: A Personal Story
God's Design, Homosexuality, Complementarianism, John Piper & Wayne Grudem's Influence -by Kathi This series is a review of God's Design, a children's book which teaches children about complementarity. For an introduction of the book, click here. All of the titles below are chapters in the book. This week children, we will talk about homosexuality. This… Continue reading Children’s Book “God’s Design” and its Teachings on Homosexuality as a Distortion of God’s Design
Complementarian, Egalitarian, Teaching Children, Children Desiring God, John Piper Series Introduction Vaccinating Children with Complementarianism by Kathi I spent many years reading books to my children. Homeschooling families know all too well the importance of reading. However, I can say that I never read a book like this to my kids. God's Design is a children's… Continue reading Vaccinating Children with Complementarian: Series Introduction – Review of “God’s Design” Gender Role Book for Children
John Piper - Troubling Tweets John Piper is known for troubling tweets. Here's a new one. Below is the live link tweet. You can click on the timestamp to read the many responses: https://twitter.com/JohnPiper/status/739970421689360384 Here are the Bible verses mentioned in the tweet: Deuteronomy 5:9: Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of… Continue reading New Disturbing Tweet by John Piper
*** Kathi here. We've had a lot to digest this week. Perhaps it's time for a bit of humor. John Piper tends to send out some bizarre tweets which may leave you scratching your head. Why not turn them into the inspirational quote that they were obviously intended to be? These are real tweets from… Continue reading When John Piper’s Twitter Feed Becomes Inspirational Memes
Complementarian CBMW Owen Strachan, John MacArthur, John Piper, Grant Castleberry, Albert Mohler, Gavin Peacock The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is holding their conference, "The Beauty of Complementarity" in Complementarity Capital of the World, Louisville. The nice thing about live tweeting is that I don't have to research, it's coming hot off the… Continue reading Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid
Pastor John Piper, Tragedies, Natural Disasters, France Terrorist Attack, Religiosity, Compassion, Love, Grieving, Loss, Christian ** Pastor John Piper wasted no time in writing a response to the terrorist attack in France in his article, France: a Fabric Torn. Here is an excerpt from it: Oh, let us wake up from the stupor of… Continue reading An American Missionary in France Gives John Piper a Word of Advice on How to Respond to a Grieving Country
John Piper reflects upon makes excuses for Mark Driscoll. Generic Christians don't get off as easy. -by Kathi For those of you unaware, John Piper has been friends with Mark Driscoll for many years. This is a relationship that he has no regrets about. Is anyone surprised? Which has led to tweets such as this:… Continue reading John Piper on Mark Driscoll and the Church and the Gospel
*** Pastor Jason Meyer of Bethlehem Baptist Church Preaches on Domestic Abuse and Care for Abused Women, Marking a Change in Direction from John Piper's Teachings *** *** Yesterday, I received an e-mail from reader, Ben, about a sermon preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church last Sunday concerning domestic violence. This is significant coming from John Piper's former church and… Continue reading Encouraging Shift from Bethlehem Baptist Church Regarding Domestic Abuse and Care for Abused Women