Thinking Out Loud

May 23, 2013

What Not To Post Online During a Crisis

Filed under: internet, media — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:21 am

When tragedies happen, you want to post something like this:

Pray for Oklahoma

not something like this:

John Piper - after Oklahoma May 20

Michael Frost was kind enough to post on Twitter: ‘John Piper should sack whoever writes his tweets for him.” giving Piper a pass on the responsibility. Tuesday night the post had been removed from JP’s feed. 

UPDATE 5/24/13 — Piper explains why the Twitter posts were removed.


  1. now that’s seriously embarrassing and disturbing…incredibly foolish. if i had my ‘big book’ in front of me i would find a psalm wording something like: ‘and the tongues of those fools shall be cut off’ (something of the sort)…!

    Comment by JayNine — May 23, 2013 @ 7:48 am

  2. Puzzling. Was this really in reference to the OK tragedy? Seems more a case of happenstance.

    Comment by J. Randall Stewart — May 26, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    • No, JP admitted it to be in direct response, and explained how he originally thought it was going to be received. I put it here with minimal comment, some people really took him to task for it. His explanation is in the update.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — May 27, 2013 @ 9:10 am

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