John Piper

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  1. donnA

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    I'm doing some research and came across an article by John Piper. I've heard his name but don't know anything about him. What do you know, is he ok?
     
  2. El_Guero

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    Depends upon whom you ask.

    ;)

    He has been a popular theologian for most Christians over the last 10 years.

    He has moved from the Baptistic distinctives more than I like. But, other than that he is ok.
     
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    Doesn't he accept infant baptism at his church now?
     
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    His books have been a big hit, but I have perused some of them and I don't seem to get as much out of them as others do. He does a good job of combining doctrinal and devotional language, which is probably his appeal. I prefer my doctrine and devotions separate.

    Having said that, I read a post by JArthur recently where he gives Piper's exposition of a passage from I or II Peter which was one of the best expositions I've ever read.
     
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    Yes, but not quite . . . his stance (that of his church) does not make sence to me.

     
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    John Piper was diagnosed with and underwent surgery for prostate cancer earlier this year. I do not actually know about his condition, but it was thought to have been caught fairly early, and the surgery was thought to have been successful. This was in February, I believe.

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    I enjoy John Piper's ministry. I would encourage you to check out his ministry website. Here is a bio page from it:

    http://www.desiringgod.org/AboutUs/JohnPiper/
     
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    Piper can be best classified as a modern day Puritan. His hero in the faith is Jonathan Edwards. I think Piper is great.
     
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    No, the elders decided to not bring that recommendation to the church for a vote. They may do so later, though, but their proposal was a little more narrow than just "accepting infant baptism".
     
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    From my understanding, Piper's strong Calvinistic teachings draws many Presbyterians who were baptized as infants. I believe the proposal was to allow such congregants to become members without a rebaptism.


    Also very cool is that Piper has made all his excellent books freely available online.

    Desiring God: Online Books
     
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    I can't believe they would accept an infant baptism in the same sense as a believers baptism...sad :tear:
     
  13. El_Guero

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    I said something like that once . . .

    Oh well . . .

     
  14. Ransom

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    Also very cool is that Piper has made all his excellent books freely available online.

    Not all, but many, although some are also abridged.
     

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