But this is a new day. And as I recently wrote in this article, the jump from ministry hero to savior is subtle and easy for too many of us. I am not going to get caught up in the drama here. I’ve got far too much work to do and I am far too easily distracted. It is another reminder that these guys are not my savior and I should probably remember that and worship the one who lived & died for me (especially during passion week).
I can’t resist one tidbit though. In an interview here Piper says that he believes Warren is theologically grounded. He mentions how Warren is reading through the works of Edwards. Now, I follow Warren on Twitter and I am frankly quite surprised at the amount of Bible he quotes and how theologically intentional he is (I am surprised because I have read his books and heard him preach). I praise God that he is reading Edwards. I would never pray that Warren would fail but that Christ would triumph in the clarity of his message. So perhaps things are changing. This would be a huge answer to prayer.
As a side note…in the interview Piper says that Warren told him that it has been his practice to read one major theologian every year. He is currently aiming to master Jonathan Edwards.
This really does explain a lot.
Perhaps in previous years Warren has read and mastered Pelagius, Arminius, & Finney. If so, we can only hope for similar application from his reading of Edwards. Maybe next year it will be Machen?
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