on piper’s ongoing association and support of driscoll

I am almost finished with my renovation project, so I hope to have more regular posts shortly. I thought I would bring a little item to your attention in the meantime.

John Piper is continuing to allow his name to support Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. A conference will be held at Willingdon Church in Burnaby, BC April 18-20, 2007 called reFocus. Some of the other names involved in this conference may also be suspect, but one supposes they are for different reasons.

I find this quite surprising in light of the criticism Piper received after having Driscoll in his own conference last fall, but I am not really surprised on the general ‘broader evangelical’ approach of Piper being involved in such a conference. In spite of the desire of many to make him a different kind of evangelical, I don’t think he really is. He is consistent in the kinds of associations he forms. What mystifies me more is that some supposed fundamentalists seem to think that Piper is moving in a more conservative direction.

Regards,
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Comments

  1. Baptist Crusader says:

    I appreciate alot of what these evangelical guys offer doctrinally, but as a fundamentalist, it just makes me cringe when I see their lack of discernment in the area of separation. It’s as though that aspect of Chrisitianity doesn’t exist for them, and it is why I distinguish myself as a fundamentalist instead of an evangelical.

  2. Don Johnson says:

    Hello BC

    Thank you for stopping by. I went over to your blog and saw that we have some mutual friends. I don’t recall if we have met personally, but it is nice to hear from you.

    Yes, I agree that the conservativish evangelicals seem willfully blind in this area. What is sadder still is to see fundamentalist educated young people willfully blind to the blindness…

    Regards,
    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3