John Piper, animated

John Piper, who has done as much as anyone to promote Jonathan Edwards to contemporary American Christians, really inspires 21st century Edwardsians. One of the curiouser things he sometimes inspires them to is a goofy sort of fandom for Piper himself.

As can be seen on this website, Piper GIFs, where the preacher’s gestures and general animation are celebrated, Internet-style.

My favorites:

The creator, Adam Ford, who elsewhere produces a webcomic, is unabashed in his love for Piper, and very clear that the GIFs are not ridicule but expressions of love.

In its original context, Piper’s preaching style can be seen at Desiring God.

— Daniel Silliman

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