John Piper reformed theologian and pastor has caused quite a stir this week.
On a day when no severe weather was predicted or expected...a tornado forms, baffling the weather experts—most saying they’ve never seen anything like it. It happens right in the city. The city: Minneapolis.
The tornado happens on a Wednesday...during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's national convention in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The convention is using Central Lutheran across the street as its church. The church has set up tents around it’s building for this purpose.
At the exact time the Tornado hit the building, the Lutherans were scheduled to dialogue on homosexuality. Piper seized the moment. The timing of the tornado was a deliberate act of God's judgment.
Christians are blogging:
Pomomusings on the culture of fear.
Jenell Paris on The Toddler, The Discharge, and The Humdity
Then you have the reformed culture applauding Piper's interpretation of the tornado:
I don't intend to be uncharitable to reformed Christians, but Piper's reasoning is filled with so many problems--and is typical of those in the reformed culture. This applies to far broader issues than just sexuality.