Since the social media mob, led by @JonathanMerritt, @edstetzer, and @KSPrior, judges Paige Patterson's counsel to women in troubled marriages so entirely unChristian as to merit his immediate dismissal as President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, one wonders what they think evangelicals ought to do with evangelical icon, @JohnPiper, and desiringGod.org for the counsel Piper offers to women in troubled marriages.
Check it out.
For that matter, thoughts about John Piper's counsel to women in troubled marriages from high-profile Christian celebrities and organizations could be helpful in determining exactly why Paige Patterson was singled out for his supposed unforgivable offense.1 Hence, it undoubtedly would be helpful to ask a few Christian celebrities their thoughts about John Piper's counsel to women in troubled marriages as expressed in the video above. Here are a few who might weigh in:
Let's hear some honest assessment, shall we? Any insight would be appreciated.
1By "unforgivable" I do not meant it in a soteriological sense but in a moral sense pertaining to socio-professional relationships. In this case, for example, Patterson's critics judge his offense so extreme that the only just consequent equal to the seriousness of the supposed moral crime is the decisive termination of employment. It would be like a bank-teller "borrowing" $20 from the cash drawer. Or a professor constructing a phony academic resume. Or, a cook caught spitting in a customer's soup. No remediable actions exist that can repair or salvage the relationship. Thus, few would question why immediate dismissal for either of the above examples took place. Hence, Patterson's critics judge what he did (said) unforgivable. He must either resign or be fired. And, from reading the open letter to the trustees of Southwestern seminary, Patterson's critics apparently prefer he be fired.