Today's interview is with Barnabas Piper. Barnabas is the Content Marketing Strategist for Lifeway Christian Resources, and an author, his latest book being The Pastor's Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity. Today, we talk with Barnabas about being a pastor's kid, rebel PKs, and creating a haven at home.
1) There are a lot of pastors' kids out there, but few who have grown up in the home of such a prominent pastor as your dad, John Piper. Is the fishbowl bigger when your father is so well-known?
In one sense it is and in another it isn't. Clearly more people know my name and stories about me than the average pastor's kid. I have exacerbated that by serving with conservative evangelical publishers, also a world where my dad is well known. So yes, it is a bigger fishbowl in that way.
On the other hand, almost all pastors' kids feel the same sort of "on display" pressures in their own context. The fishbowl is sort of scalable to size—it ...1