Why, John Piper, Why? Piper to Host Rick Warren at Desiring God 2010

Posted on March 31, 2010

By Justin Edwards

It alarms me to see John Piper inviting seeker-sensitive, ecumenical, social gospel, ear-tickling pastor Rick Warren to his Desiring God 2010 conference. Where is the discernment Dr. Piper? I am looking forward to the explanation of why it is considered wise to invite Mr. Warren.


Apprising Ministries points you to a short post at Sharper Iron by Greg Linscott who gives us some information that concerns the Desiring God ministry of John Piper.

It seems that Leadership Network’s propped-up Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren, who teaches the apostate Roman Catholic Church is part of the Body of Christ and openly promotes anti-sola Scriptura Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism, will be a featured speaker at Piper’s Desiring God conference this year:

SharperIron has confirmed with Jonathan at Desiring God in Minneapolis that Rick Warren is among the speakers for the 2010 Desiring God National Conference. There will be more details explaining the invitation from DesiringGod.org in the near future… (Online source)

You can see this post, which contains some supplemental information as well, right here.

*UPDATE* We now have further corroboration of this breaking story as not long ago over at his In Defense of the Gospel blog Lou Martuneac informs us:

Earlier this month I requested and have now received written confirmation from Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC) that John Piper invited and will host Rick Warren as a keynote speaker at his (Piper’s) 2010 Desiring God conference.

The source from BBC said Desiring God will, “…eventually be posting registration instructions and conference details, including a video from John Piper on why he invited this year’s speakers,” including Rick Warren. (Online source)

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