Last summer I published a blog post entitled “Planet Earth: A Theological Documentary.”
Yesterday morning during a painfully freezing (!) early morning run, I was listening to an MP3 from John Piper’s 2007 regional conference on “The Pleasures of God.” In part 2 (MP3 | video), Piper describes the pleasure of God in His creation, and he enthusiastically endorses the above “Planet Earth” DVDs.
In the MP3, start at 38:08 to get the context (“God loves the world that He made”) and listen until 42:43. Here are a few highlights:
- 39:30: “There are many aspects of nature that no human ever sees.” And then some BBC cameraman comes by and captures it!
- 40:54: This is where the “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth” endorsement begins.
- “My wife and I and little girl have worshipped for eight hours watching these unbelievable works of God! There are all these pagans producing this worship DVD!”
- While they were watching the DVDs, Piper kept saying to his daughter, “That can’t be happening! That can’t be happening!”
- “I hate evolution. It is so worship destroying! I mean that. Secular, atheistic evolution is worship destroying.”
- “I get so much pleasure talking about what God has done in creation. It’s way better than talking about movies, but that’s another story.”