Don’t Be a Regular Guy

Yes, I know. It is possible to be so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly use. My problem is: I’ve never met one of those people. And I suspect, if I met one, the problem would not be that his mind is full of the glories of heaven, but that his mind is empty and his mouth is full of platitudes.

~ John Piper, I Do Not Aspire to Be a Regular Guy


Let’s say you’d like for me (or anyone else) to hear your controversial position on [insert subject here]. I have a few suggestions:

  1. If it’s controversial, let’s shy away from links to Facebook posts.
  2. YouTube videos are fun, but not for settling a controversial problem (unless it’s a debate showing different perspectives). Get something in print, maybe?
  3. If you share an article or book, note what section or main idea I should consider.
  4. Work hard to be specific about the point you’re trying to make. It’s easier to evaluate a single well-defined problem than a barrel of confusion.
  5. If you’d like to spark my interest, make sure I don’t have to work harder than you to keep things going. This was your idea, remember?