Yesterday Jonathan Christman posted the above audio at his blog, where he has been tracking the debate that has arisen regardng appropriate speech for pastors. He reports that the audio is from the 2009 Basics Conference that took place on May 11-13 at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio. In it, John declares his agreement with MacArthur with regard to the proper interpretation of the Song of Solomn and what makes for appropriate speech for pastors, but he disagrees with MacAthur’s apparent view that such problems should automatically disqualify Driscoll from pastoral ministry.
Published by Keith Throop
I am currently serving as the primary teaching elder of Immanuel Baptist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, where I have been since 1993. My fellow-elders are George Drye, Brent Flint, and Ben Murphy, each of whom also resides in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Together, by the grace of God, we make up one pretty good pastor! I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, South Carolina. And I received my M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. And, by the way, my last name has a silent 'h' and is pronounced 'troop.' View all posts by Keith Throop
One thought on “John Piper on MacArthur, Driscoll, and the Song of Solomon”
I listened to Mark Driscoll’s Song of Solomon series from his church. I thought he took some liberty’s in interpretation and said things in a “cool” or “hip” way, I thought it was appropriate for his congregation. I really like Piper’s fatherly, pastoral approach.