John Piper:

Beware lest, even in your description of the problem, your diagnosis fall prey to the very categories of pragmatism that constitute the problem. In other words, don’t bemoan the condition of evangelicalism because it is hollow and therefore weakening—as if the real goal is lasting prominence rather than temporary prominence. Instead, bemoan the condition of evangelicalism because it minimizes the supremacy and centrality of God.

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3 thoughts on “How Not to Critique Evangelicalism from Within”

  1. Bruce says:

    Does anyone advocating for the coming of Christ’s Kingdom look for temporary prominence? Aren’t we looking for permanent prominence for Christ’s Kingdom? Now the people who have built these multi-campus mega-churches, aren’t they the ones achieving temporary prominence?

  2. Black says:

    I love Piper

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