We post a lot of material on this blog that is directly or indirectly related to Desiring God and John Piper. As the link below features several videos, conscience leads us to clarify our views of this ministry and this man. No one person or teacher is infallible, and we regularly follow the teachings and ministries of many anointed pastors and voices within the collective Body of Christ. Dr. Piper has, over the last decade, become a great champion of the faith in teaching believers about the sovereignty and supremacy of God. The mantra of both Piper and his ministry is: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him". This truth has been the foundation of faith for countless millions of Christ followers, and finds it's greatest expression in the sermons and writings of the American and European Puritan pastors of 18th and 19th centuries. Jonathan Edwards said: "God is glorified not only by His glory's being seen, but by its being rejoiced in. When those that see it delight in it, God is more glorified than if they only see it." We believe a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit is afoot that is leading God's people, and most notably millions of college-age young adults, back to these foundational truths set forth in Scripture. John Piper has been a key voice within this movement. And while we thank God for him and what the Lord has done in using his brilliance and passion, we also acknowledge, along with him, that he is not to be elevated above any man. We highlight him often here because his aim is ours, "to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things, for the joy of all peoples."
From the Desiring God blog:
Collectively viewed more than two million times in 2013, these videos garnered attention, some for controversy, others for comfort. Some display moving song-writing, hip hop, and poetry. A couple are the compelling stories of God’s grace and power at work in believers’ lives. Several are Pastor John’s counsel for difficult questions facing millions around the world, like homosexuality, spiritual gifts, and the prosperity gospel.
Because these videos have helped so many, we’ve collected them here for you at the end of another year. We pray something here will prepare you for what God is bringing your way in 2014.
“Though You Slay Me” (featuring John Piper) from Desiring God on Vimeo.