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John Piper

Macy's Brings Its Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Down to Florida

Jim Hill | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Every year, after Santa's 60 foot-long sleigh float rolls up in front of Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving morning, 50 million television vie...

Divine Wife-Beating and Three Things God's Wrath Cannot Be

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God's wrath, properly understood, makes the good news about King Jesus truly moving. That is, we must understand that the wrath of God is most definitely not divine wife-beating, however poetic Piper thinks such a sentiment to be (yikes).

Christian Preacher Says Watching Game Of Thrones Is Like 'Recrucifying Christ'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

HBO's Game of Thrones has become famous for its steamy sex scenes as well as its thrilling plot, factors which probably helped make it the network's m...

It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians'

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

To call a response of this magnitude embarrassing is no longer sufficient. In the last two years Fundamentalists have banded behind a fast food chain, racist reality TV star and discriminatory legislation in their attempt to police LGBTQ persons.

A Response to Bill Maher's Comments About God

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

It's OK with me for God to give the fundamentalists a different version of His story if what I've heard from Him simply doesn't work for the way they're wired, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let their gospel be the only one that atheists like Bill Maher get to hear.

Humanity's Paradoxical Story

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Women and men are made good by a wise and infinite community that John and Paul call Love and then, tragically, by sin and submission to dark powers, we are found lost, drifting from our Maker, hopeless and dying, yet never ceasing to bear God's image.

Jesus the Liberal

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Shammas

A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have, and that what we call "justice" is often really injustice. He was a man who was condemned by traditional conservative society.

Abusive Theology, Oklahoma And Us

Joel L. Watts | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

I understand fully the abusive theology of Piper because I used it and I have had it used on me. This abusive theology comes from a rather dark place in each of us. Some of us have learned to control it or ignore it or overcome it. Others use it for gain.

John Piper's Tornado Tweets Stir Up A Theological Debate

Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service (RNS) Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a seri...

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection

David Lose | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This argument assumes God can't transcend our own moral limitations. Just because we may cry for justice and vengeance when we are wronged doesn't mean God will.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Why Religious Fundamentalism Can't Last

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.29.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Although fundamentalist and dogmatic approaches to religion may be more vocal in their reaction to the emerging church, this does not necessarily mean that they are gaining popular momentum.

Misogyny, Moralism And The Woman At The Well

David Lose | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There is a long history of misogyny in Christian theology that stands in sharp contrast to the important role women play in the gospels themselves.

The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell?

David Lose | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why can't a prominent Christian author question how to reconcile God's incredible love with the notion of condemning souls to eternal torment without being condemned as a heretic?

Rob Bell vs. John Piper: Do We Have To Choose?

Rev. Jonathan Weyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jonathan Weyer

Do I like Piper or do I side with Bell? My response always shocks people. We should be for neither, and we should be for both.

Christian Author's Book Sparks Charges Of Heresy

cnn.com | Eric Marrapodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rob Bell, a pastor and author who has achieved rock star status in the Christian world, is preaching a false gospel, his critics say. And some of thos...

Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper's Inferno)

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

John Piper, an elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity, triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. The controversy is over the content of Rob Bell's next book.