Author: John Piper
Year of Publication: 2010
Reviewer: Ikenna Nwachukwu
John Piper feels that much of modern Christianity, especially the evangelical movement, has developed a rather frosty relationship with thought. The church emphasizes sense experience and emotionally charged encounters with the Divine, and encourages the faithful to seek the Lord who reveals Himself through a still small voice, in acts of provision and protection, and yes, through scriptures. But there always seems to be a warning attached, a warning not to approach the word with the philosopher’s mind, with the haughty style of the intellectual who tries to question the Almighty’s sovereignty and wisdom. We are to read the Bible with reverence, bow humbly before its contents, and get on with the job of being obedient doers of the word.
But Piper thinks this way of dealing with the Bible’s message…
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