4. By not trying to be cool . . . he’s cool.
I cannot confirm it, but I think Dr. Piper may only have one jacket. I see him preach in it all the time and it’s a tweed coat with more than a few years of faithful service. I also think he may own one belt because I’ve only ever seen one. He drives a simple car, lives a simple life, does not have a tattoo (at least that I’ve seen), does not skateboard, and likes to read stuff by dead guys a lot. But by trying to just be himself rather than being cool, he has curiously become cool because he’s about Christ and that’s always cool.
I thought the part about the jacket was pretty funny, because I would believe it about Piper. Then, from the Desiring God Conference this past weekend during a Q&A (Driscoll spoke at the conference):