Barnabas Piper (on the left) is one of John Piper’s sons. Barnabas has recently written a candid account of being a pastor’s kid (PK), especially the PK of a famous pastor.
Here is a revealing answer to a question (rest of interview below):
Religion News Service: What is one thing people would be shocked to learn about the Piper household?
Barnabas Piper: Depends on who you ask. Those who are huge fans might be surprised to know that our family has a lot of tensions and quirks. We have dysfunction and conflict. We don’t always get along very well. It’s not the idyllic repository of peace and knowledge they might have painted a picture of in their heads.
Those who see him as a heavy-handed fire breather would be surprised to know that he loves movies like “What About Bob” and is fiercely competitive. He even got a yellow card for berating a referee at one of my brothers’ soccer games one time.