In 2013, Christine Pack of Sola Sisters wrote a piece entitled “Has John Pier Lost His Mind?” In it she laid out some of her concerns with John Piper who she had always believed to be a “solid teacher of the Reformed tradition.” Pack was having doubts. And she wasn’t alone. Other discernment bloggers were having concerns, too, so they alerted the brethren. Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries (here), Lighthouse Trails (here) and Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith (here) dealt with Piper’s shift into neo-reformed New Calvinism. According to Ken Silva, Piper “is seen as a mentor, even a ‘pioneer’ of this New Calvinism.”
So now Jeff Maples of Pulpit & Pen has joined the chorus of bloggers who take issue with some of the things Dr. Piper has been doing. For example, he often attends events with, and goes to bat for, false or compromised teachers who clearly share a false gospel.