Is John Piper a false teacher?

Category 3 Verdict: Concerns over John Piper are exceedingly valid, and he should be avoided. Because of the possibility of reasonable doubt, we hesitate to apply the label false teacher. Preface Part of how this Discernment ministry operates is taking in reader questions about prevalent teachers. There were multiple requests to investigate John Piper, and […]

Exclusive: These Pastors and Churches Took Millions in PPP Loans

Joel Osteen landed in hot water when the Houston Chronicle broke the story that Lakewood Church had indeed accepted Payroll Payment Protection loans under the Small Business Administration’s allocation for non-profit organizations to benefit from this lockdown relief program, which he previously denied. But Joel Osteen was far from the only pastor and Lakewood Church […]

John Piper defends Critical Race Theory Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed how John Piper treats Critical Race Theory as an abstract academic philosophy that is not actively being taught in churches. Therefore, Piper argues it is slanderous to use Critical Race Theory in the pejorative against a teacher teaching this ideology. I argue that Piper’s Part 1 was designed to combat […]

John Piper defends Critical Race Theory Part 1

Critical Race Theory is among the most prevailing issues in the church today. So, major Evangelical figures are finally addressing it. And John Piper is the latest to weigh in. But John Piper is deceptive and at best ill-equipped to handle this issue. On Desiring God, he unveils a two part series on Critical Race […]

Is Trump’s character really the issue?

One of the most unique objections to Donald Trump is that his character is irreconcilable when it comes to the question of voting for him. This objection was recently renewed with John Piper and was one of the primary concerns of the “Never Trump” movement in 2016. But is this a real standard that people […]

Even Wayne Grudem thought John Piper’s article on voting was bad

There was no shortage of ways to attack John Piper’s fallacious article about voting with regards to Trump. But even Wayne Grudem has written his own response to John Piper. This is significant not because this is uncharacteristic of Wayne Grudem, but because the two are longtime friends and have even coauthored books together. In […]

John Piper Soothes Conscience of Biden Voters

There is no shortage of articles that attempt to sooth the conscience of Biden voters from major evangelical figures. But some are more impactful than others and John Piper of Desiring God would be one of those cases. But the quality of work John Piper does is reconciling his arguments with Scripture is the quality […]

Is Matt Chandler a false teacher?

Category 4 Verdict: Matt Chandler has gone off the deep end with his embrace of hyper-charismaticism and the Social Justice Gospel Preface Part of how this Discernment ministry operates is taking in reader questions about prevalent teachers. There were multiple requests to look into Matt Chandler, and due to him leading the field of requests, […]