Global Christian Post: John Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and retired senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, was asked recently in a WORLD magazine interview for a solution to what he framed as the “God-ignoring, God-belittling frame of mind” that has gripped the nation.
Piper spoke on camera with WORLD magazine editor Marvin Olasky at Bethlehem College & Seminary, where the 67-year-old Minneapolis, Minn., Christian minister serves as chancellor.
In addition to asking Piper questions about same-sex marriage, his theological interpretations, and his take on talking about God and Jesus among a general audience, Olasky brought up ABC News’ “America Strong” segment, which highlights inspirational and positive news stories. The segment was purportedly inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred on April 15. In the wake of the attacks that killed three people, wounded an estimated 260 others and resulted in a citywide manhunt for the assailants, Bostonians started declaring “Boston strong” to highlight residents’ resilience.
“Instead (of proclaming strength), should we be saying ‘Boston weak’?” Olasky asked Piper.
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