Barnabas Piper

I am a husband and the father of two daughters which means I don’t really have time for hobbies, but what time I do have is spent reading, writing, or watching sports. I worked in Christian publishing and leadership development for nearly fifteen years before being called into pastoral ministry. I now serve as an assistant pastor at Immanuel Church of Nashville.


I write because I enjoy it, the act itself and the developing and working out of ideas. It’s a sort of compulsion and passion. I use this site to host pieces I have written, podcasts I have hosted, or share things have run across which I find informative, thought provoking, or entertaining. I have contributed to a variety of websites and publications and write regularly for He Reads Truth and am the author of four books:

The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity

Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith 

The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life

Hoping for Happiness: Turning Life’s Most Elusive Feeling into Lasting Reality.

I co-host The Happy Rant podcast with Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin in which we cheerfully (if sardonically) rant about all the things that don’t matter all that much and some things that do.

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