John Piper is taking questions again: Ask John Piper a Question on Twitter (Note: you don’t have to use twitter, check the link.)
My question via twitter is: @desiringgod #apj Pastor John, what did you think of Phil Johnson’s recent sermon on “Pornification of the Pulpit”?
Why ask this? If you aren’t familiar with this “controversy” go and listen to Phil Johnson’s sermon from almost two weeks ago at the Shepherd’s Conference. Download it here: Sound Doctrine; Sound Words Titus 2:7-8.
Phil Johnson tackle some of the current issues surrounding some of the language and imagery used in the pulpit today. The controversy really boils down to Mark Driscoll being named in the sermon. He answered many questions in his post Preaching Dirty which has over 300 comments.
I highly respect Phil Johnson and John Piper as I suspect many other do. I also appreciate much of what Mark Driscoll has to say. Given John Piper’s close ties with Mark Driscoll I’d love to know what he thinks of this current controversy. These are three highly respected and influential men in the evangelical world. I hope they can come together with a little more unity at some point. Which leads me to wonder if Piper addressing the issue would help.
What does Piper think of Johnson’s exegesis and application of Scripture in the above linked sermon?
Join me in asking?