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Is John Piper “Disqualified” Because Of His Son?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3Titus 1
Topics: Elders, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

John Piper’s son, Abraham Piper, has not merely become an apostate by denying Christ, but he is actively peddling atheism to hundreds of thousands of people on TikTok. Abraham Piper has become a public figure through his blaspheming of God. Titus 1:6 requires pastors’ “children [to be] believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.” In light of biblical texts like this, should John Piper step down from public ministry?

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Is John Piper “Disqualified” Because Of His Son?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3Titus 1
Topics: Elders, Elders, Parenting, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

John Piper’s son, Abraham Piper, has not merely become an apostate by denying Christ, but he is actively peddling atheism to hundreds of thousands of people on TikTok. Abraham Piper has become a public figure through his blaspheming of God. Titus 1:6 requires pastors’ “children [to be] believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.” In light …

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What Do You Think About The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-71 Timothy 3:14-161 Timothy 3:8-13Titus 1:10-11Titus 1:9
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Polemics, Church Polity, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Christianity Today has been airing a podcast called “The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill.” What are your specific thoughts about this podcast? And what are your more general thoughts about what happened with Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill?

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Your Pastor When He May Be in Sin

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:19-25
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Polemics, Church Polity, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What is the difference between bringing a “charge” and bringing a “concern” to your pastors? The Bible allows for both, but we must diligently discern between the two, and exercise true humility as we approach those who have been appointed in positions of spiritual authority.

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God’s Flawless Message Spoken Through His Flawed Messengers

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Polemics, Church Polity, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Apostle Paul instructs Timothy not to allow anyone to despise him for his youth. There will always be a temptation for us to attempt to write-off the message of God’s Word by unfairly criticizing his messengers.

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The Power of Persuasive Preaching

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Polemics, Church Polity, Elders, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Church Polity, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Tragically, the sin of spiritual abuse and manipulation sometimes is committed by leaders in the church. However, there is certainly a distinction between this sin and persuasive preaching. Watch this episode to discover the difference.