(John Piper) What happens when celebrities exchange theology in a public forum? Pastors are at the ready to examine their words. Take Pastor John Piper for example, who recently gave four reasons why Oprah Winfrey was inaccurate in her interpretation of Psalm 37:4. Initially, Winfrey made her comments on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, when he asked her for her favorite passage. Colbert, a practicing Catholic, said his favorite verse was Matthew 6:35.

Winfrey’s is Psalm 37:4: “Delight thyself in the Lord. He will give you the desires of your heart.” It says to me, if you focus on being a force for good, then goodness will come, which is also the Third Law of Motion, which is also karma” and the Golden Rule, Winfrey said. In a recent blog post, Piper critiqued Winfrey’s interpretation: READ MORE