Pastors’ kids are just like other kids. But the environment they’re in is more intense. Barnabas Piper, son of beloved pastor and author John Piper, talks about the pressure and challenges he’s experienced being a pastor’s kid.
I am a Christian. This means I believe in Jesus, the son of God, as the only one who could clean up the mess I make of my life because I try to play God. He is the one way to have a full and happy life now, and then even more so after death. If that sounds strange or nonsensical that’s because it is, at least within the extent of human understanding. Part of being a Christian is the process of reconciling oneself to the mysteries of faith and growing bit-by-bit in the understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done. It is a relationship with a friend who is utterly enigmatic because, unlike any other friend, He is perfect. That process is part of why I started this blog. I write because I don’t understand and because I keep discovering and seeing new things about Jesus and His world.
I blog because I enjoy writing, the act itself and the developing and working out of ideas. I write regularly for WorldMag.com and The Blazing Center and am the author of the forthcoming The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity.