Some of my mates are pumped!
John Piper is much loved in Australia for his exalted preaching and heartfelt piety. He’s a publishing machine and is ubiquitous online.
I’m keen to hear your Piper experiences from these Australian events.
I’m asking for a particular reason: Piper is not from around here.
That’s probably a good thing. We need outsiders to help us see our blind spots.
At the same time, an event featuring Piper is going to be a bit of a cross-cultural experience. There are differences between Australia and (Midwestern) USA.
- What do we as Australians need to learn from Piper that we might not hear from the locals?
- In what sense are we locals on track without Piper?
- As you listened to Piper, where did you find common ground and where were there differences?
- How did Piper’s assumptions compare with yours?
- What were your reflections on the strengths and weaknesses of Australian Christianity in light of what he was saying?
I trust that the Piper events will be encouraging for everyone, and I figure that these sort of meta-cultural questions will enhance this all the more.
Have a browse through the comments, and share your own experiences!
Arthur Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.