Piper on Truth and Emotion

Today's Worship Quote is another that I put in the category of "heads and hearts in worship." The author is John Piper, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Truth without emotion produces dead orthodoxy and a church full of artificial admirers (like people who write generic anniversary cards for a living). On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy and cultivates shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. But true worship comes from people who are deeply emotional and who love deep and sound doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and marrow of Biblical worship.

-John Piper in Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, Multnomah Press, 1986.

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