John Piper announced in late March 2010 that he would be taking a leave of absence from his church, blogging, twittering, and all communications so he could work on his personal relationship with his wife.
I have nothing personal against John Piper and wish the best for him and his family. But the document he left behind, The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood, is not taking a leave of absence. It stands as a reminder to all women that they are ruled by their husbands, and to be a good Baptist woman, they should rejoice in that knowledge.
So, my arguments still stand, and if John Piper’s name needs to be mentioned in that regard, then I will do it. Until that demeaning document is no longer held over all Southern Baptist women’s heads, it is fair game to comment on it.