John Piper tells Los Angeles Urban Pastors that the Emergent Church is a “upper-middle-class, white departure from orthodoxy”

Posted: March 29, 2010 by Rick Hogaboam in The Mysterious World of American Evangelicalism
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This clip is from Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church,where Piper addressed Urban Pastors from the Los Angeles area on Feb. 28, 2010

  1. Greg Burkheimer says:

    That was an interesting clip and analysis on the Emerging Church. I remember my first exposure to Emergent thinking. I was given a book to read by a family member who presented it as an “eye opener”. Not knowing anything about this movement I began to read. At first it seemed to offer a refreshing “new” take on Christianity. However, as I continued to read I was struck by an almost disrespectful and hypocritical tone. I think Piper is correct when he say’s the Emerging Church is a “fading reality” and has “seen its best day’s”.

    Here is another blog post from 2009 claiming it has already passed.

  2. MRWBBIII says:


    • I have no problems with this clip. I certainly do have problems with Creflo Dollar. There is an eternal chasm that divides heresy from tact. If you have issues with the tact, then fine, but the real problem with the state of the pulpit resides in pulpits that don’t preach the Gospel.

      As for Piper’s pride, whatever the reason for his sabbatical, which is long overdue by the way, is between him and the elders. This is much more commendable than the alternative of hiding issues until it blows up in a divorce and then resume your ministry like nothing happened, which is sadly occurring today.

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