So, how are you going to spend the free money the government is inexplicably giving you? John Piper says you should give it away because, “Nobody in the world will see you spend your money on yourself and conclude that Christ is your treasure.” He does qualify this a bit, because as we all know we can most definitely spend money on our family and still have Christ as our treasure.
Trevin Wax interviews N.T. Wright on topics ranging from heaven, hell, John Piper, Douglas Wilson, and third world debt. Good stuff.
John Piper’s latest book “The Future of Justification”, a critique of some elements of N.T. Wright’s theology, is available for free. Here’s a direct link to the PDF. I read a bit of it and I’m preparing to write a few posts over the next few days.
Any more posts like this and I’ll be a card-carrying egalitarian. The insistence on a masculine Christianity, whether if what Piper is talking about or the crap that Mark Driscoll is always on about, as essential to the Gospel frankly baffles me. To me that post reads like a parody, but I guess that just proves I’m not manly enough.
Edit: This is a better description of manliness, but I get the feeling that Piper would say this is what he was talking about all along.
Edit 2: I agree completely with Mark Horne. Just a clarification, though: it was not my intent in the first edit to put up a “Check List of Manliness”; such a list would be silly. Rather, I felt that things like playing with your kids and leading by example were better signs of “manliness” than whatever our culture (Christian included) has decided is manly.