Payne on Piper’s Message

At last year’s Evangelical Theological Society Conference, John Piper delivered an address titled, “Why God Is Not a Megalomaniac in Demanding to Be Worshiped” where he posits seven theses that sum up his primary message as a preacher.

In response, The Sola Panel’s Tony Payne (who, along with me, is a great admirer of Piper) provoked engaging discussion by asking,

Is Piper’s message so centred on God and his glory (and our enjoyment of God in his self-glorification) that Jesus has become a mechanism by which this takes place, rather than the central focus of the message? Where does the centrality of the Lordship of Christ fit into Piper’s proclamation?

Read the post (with helpful reader comments) here.