He’s one of the most popular guys out there, even being the first name on many people’s lips when they want to share their faith with somebody, “I don’t know how to say it, but he sure can!” But for another thought, is John Piper kinda annoying? The gushing, the hand waving, the fact that it sounds like he’s crying all the time (yet there isn’t a solitary teardrop to be found), just the overacting of it all. I mean just look at Shatner, the big ham, Piper makes Shatner’s acting look legit, that’s how OTT he can feel. I’ve got his The Future of Justification on my bookshelf (not Shatner’s Future of Justification. . .you silly), I’ve got his rival N. T. Wright on there too, but still, theology aside, is Piper just a bit too much? Is it possible that the superstar preacher (because he IS a superstar) is also a bad first point of contact for people looking to find faith in Jesus Christ?