(HT: Steve Weaver)
My attention was directed to this old panel discussion (from the 2000 Ligonier National Conference) this weekend by a Facebook Post from Steve Weaver. I thought that Piper’s comments here were insightful and wanted to pass them along. More than insightful, they are incredibly relevant for how sarcastic, razor sharp dialogue has become a primary vehicle of disagreement among a large subset of Evangelicals who write publicly.
What’s the main difference between me and Jesus? I am a sinner.
Does Jesus use sarcasm? Yes.
Am I liable to savor my own cleverness while sinfully tearing down those I disagree with, no matter how wrong they are? Yes.
Piper sums up: “You can’t exalt Christ and commend yourself as clever… there need to be more obvious tears in [our corrections].”
Take give minutes and watch the video for yourself from 24:03 to around 29:25.