John Piper is the author of the popular Christian book Desiring God and runs a ministry under the same name. I actually own and have read Desiring God; I thought it was an excellent book and I personally know several people whom God used Piper’s book to bring to Christ. Yesterday on his blog, John Piper put up a post entitled “What About Reformed Racists?“. I’m glad he gave it that name, because if he had left the post untitled, I don’t think anyone would have been able to figure what his vague ramblings filled with fuzzy platitudes and Bible verses randomly strung together were even talking about. One would think that any serious discussion of “reformed racists” would need to include, 1) a definition of race, 2) a definition of racist/racism, 3) why the term racist/racism is even legitimate for Christians to use, in light of its invention by God-hating Unitarians and popularization by God-hating Communists, 4) how this racist/racism is unbiblical, and 5) who these reformed racists are. However, we find all of these elements completely lacking in Piper’s post. It seems that Piper’s goal in his post is to be so vague and incomprehensible that people can make his words mean whatever they want them to mean. This is the only way I can explain all the commenters claiming that the post is “poignant” and “humbling.” It is interesting to note that according to the common/Marxist definition of “racism” – and since Marxists popularized the word, their definition is the one that should be used – Piper himself is a racist in his post. From Wikipedia, “Racism is the belief that the genetic factors which constitute race, ethnicity, or nationality are a primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that ethnic differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” From Piper’s post: “One ethnic group is blind to one thing. Another ethnic group is blind to another.” What? You mean one race has superior insights over another? Maybe Piper is one of those “reformed racists” he’s posting about.