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Recently, Mark Driscoll had the opportunity to sit down and talk with John Piper. Mark asked him about the things that John had to learn in ministry the hard way. Here is Piper’s response:
Don’t assume that all fat people are gluttons. And don’t use the word fat. There is a principle here. Learn from logic and experience not to associate things—especially in preaching—that don’t necessarily go together. Another way to say it is: be hyper-vigilant to avoid and explode stereotypes. Not all single women want to be married. Not all boys like football. Not all homemakers like to cook. Not all messy people are lazy. And not all the obese are gluttons. There are glands and diabetes and a dozen conditions you never heard of that may account for things. Put your sermon through the counter-stereotype sieve.
What is the ONE thing that YOU would say you had to learn the HARD way in ministry?
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