I could take it when he went postal on N. T. Wright, I can roll with the punches when he attacked Rob Bell. But now John Piper has re-written lyrics to a Bob Dylan song. There is something just sort of wrong about that. Although I do appreciate the fact that he quotes Paul, Jesus, and Bob in that order. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a huge Dylan fan, often describing myself as Bobsessive. So this “remix” comes as a shock to the system.
You may be emergent now and worship on a rug,
You may think that doctrine is a bourgeois drug,
You may call yourself Reformed, with a torn pair of jeans,
You may specialize in church for cool libertines.
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody . . . .
Words fail me… I Guess it could be worse. Piper could have remixed Rainy Day Women #12 & 35: “Everyone Must Get Reformed!”