Church Diversity depends on Calvinism?~John Piper Come on!
What makes effective, biblical diversity in the church?
Being the pastor of a large multi-ethnic church and involved in planting more of the same I write and speak on this often, it is one of my greatest passions. So I was quite intrigued when I read an article on this issue the other day by John Piper…
“So, what should racial reconciliation be based on?…today there are many young, black, thoughtful men and women who are seeing that the reformed tradition is coherent with-not contrary to-what has been deeply held and believed and lived out of in the black tradition.
The common ground that is needed for racial reconciliation is the vision of the sovereign God of the Bible coming into coherence with the long-experienced sovereign God of the black church. http://ow.ly/3ZQM3
Wow! That’s a HUGE leap to say that diversity in the church should be based on Reformed Theology! Please don’t misunderstand me. I highly respect John, this is not a personal issue at all, just one of conviction and perspective. I think it’s dangerous when we tie the success of something biblical (church diversity) to a man made system (School of Theology).
Diversity in the church is a cry of God’s heart! It’s the way He designed the church to be. I have never seen the success (or failure) of a true multi-ethnic church depend on it’s school of Theology!Â It’s success depends on the leaders and those involved having a heart of unconditional love, unwavering obedience and being comfortable being uncomfortable (and others).
Love ya John, and admire your passion for your school of Theology, but extending that passion to include being the key component in a diverse church…Come on !
Agree or disagree?