How John Piper Responds to Death Threats

Everyday gospel ministry requires courage. Whether it’s the courage to keep going when insulted, or honestly repent when you’ve been wrong, or not cave when threatened physically, public Christian ministry necessitates many kinds of courage — whether the society is increasingly post-Christian or not.

It’s not just the death threats — which John Piper has received — but the daily friction against the gospel that demands courage, but in this 5-minute clip, Piper recounts the story of a death threat he received early on in his pastoral ministry and talks about how to have the spiritual wherewithal to respond in God-honoring courage.