The blogosphere is abuzz because of the invitation by John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, to Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, to speak at the Desiring God National Conference on the topic, "The Life of the Mind and the Love of God."
A bit of that last sentence, as wordy as it is, is overstatement. The blogosphere is not abuzz. There are some conservative, reformed followers of Jesus who are abuzz. And for the four of you who are reading this, you probably have no idea what the heck this is all about.
For the record, I don't either. I thought we were all on the same team here. Warren is known for his best-seller The Purpose Driven Life. Piper is known for his prolific writing, his seminal work being Desiring God. They both love Jesus. They lead their churches differently. Why the ugliness and name-calling?
My problem with the hubbub is this: how can you dare stand up in the pulpit or blog in your pajamas about pathetic level of political discourse when you do the exact same flippin' thing in this situation? We have a name for someone who does that: hypocrite.
It strikes me that there is a lot more to be worried about in the world than who is speaking at whose conference. But that's just me thinking thoughts.