A Warm Tone from John Piper and Rick WarrenChris Ridgeway | 27 May 2011 | 09:59
John Piper interviews Rick Warren. I have not tightly followed the conversation here, so I can’t helpfully comment on that. What I notice here is the non-adversarial, warm tone of this conversation. And I appreciate Piper speaking directly to less charitable critique.
I read Purpose Driven Life very carefully – this is 20 pages of notes. And I have read critiques of it and one of my agendas is to do an appreciative critique. And it will, I think, feel to you–I hope it does–mainly appreciative.
Because, frankly I’m appalled at the kinds of slanders that have been brought against this book by people whose methods of critique, if they were consistently applied to the Bible, would undo it as the Word of God.
I really–I’m one of these Reformed types, and my type tends to get on your case pretty often. And when I read the book, I thought: “What’s the issue here?”