Piper Contra “Loving God and Neighbor Together”
This video is John Piper’s response (and disapproval) to the document entitled “Loving God and Neighbor Together,” a document produced and signed by over 300 respected Christian leaders including John Stott, Timothy George, and Harold Attridge. It is a response to a document entitled “A Common Word Between Us and You,” written by a group of Muslim scholars and clerics and addressed to Christians.
Personally, I’m a bit torn over the documents and over Piper’s response. He seems to be toeing the line between biblical faithfulness and unwarranted narrow-mindedness, and I can’t decide which way he’s leaning. Any thoughts?
Piper more fully unpacks his views in another document called “Tolerance, Truth-Telling, Violence, and Law: Principles for How Christians Should Relate to Those of Other Faiths,” written in 2002.
(HT: Justin Taylor)