I enjoy listening to the “Ask Pastor John” series from DesiringGod.org. These recordings are each about three to four minutes long, and in them Pastor John Piper answers questions on sundry topics. I thought one recent episode might interesting to share here. Here’s the question that Piper sets himself to answer:
Is it possible to restore a pastor who sinned sexually but who is repentant? Or is such a pastor disqualified because he no longer meets the qualification of being “above reproach”?
According to Piper, the answer to the question is yes. You can hear his explanation by downloading the audio from here or by pressing the play button below.[audio:http://media.desiringgod.org/audio/q_and_a/3829_is_it_possible_to_restore_a_pastor_who_has_sinned_sexually.mp3]