I have many friends out there who have ragged me for loving the writing and preaching of John Piper, and you know what I’m okay with that. I’m grateful for how the Lord has used this man in my life. But anyway, you can pre-order his new book, The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright, right now over at Desiring God. I couldn’t help but pre-order it! I’m excited to get to this book and at some point actually get to read it because I loved reading N.T. Wright when I studied in college. Especially, his work on the resurrection, but as of late I’ve scratched my head about some of this positions. I won’t get into right now, because after a full day of Czech I don’t have the mental capacity to even attempt it. BUT I think this is an important discussion to have. Here is what the description of Piper’s book says:
Wrightâ€™s confidence that the church has gotten it wrong for 1,500 years, given his enormous influence, has set off warning bells for Christian leaders such as John Piper. If Wrightâ€™s framework for interpreting the New Testament text and his understanding of justification find a home in the church, not only could the doctrine of justification be distorted for generations to come, but the New Testament writersâ€™ original intent could be silenced. So Piper is sounding a crucial warning in this book, reminding all Christians to exercise great caution regarding â€œfreshâ€ interpretations of the Bible and to hold fast to the biblical view of justification.