Let’s Look at some facts, shall we?

1980 – John Piper starts his role as Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
1982 – The Vikings start playing football at the Metrodome. About 170 feet from Bethlehem.

Just a coincidence, obviously!

But . . . consider –

2006 – Bethlehem moves into it’s new North Campus
2010 – The Vikings start to ‘seriously consider’ the old Arden Hills Ammunition Plant. At the closest point, about 170 feet from the Bethlehem north campus.

Still not convinced? – consider these words from Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley:

Speaking to reporters, Bagley said . . . “We love the site,” he said. “It’s 10 miles from the Metrodome. It’s about the same from downtown St. Paul. It’s right on three-lane I-35W. And I did the math – It’s less than a quarter mile from a certain famous reformed pastor’s church’s north campus!”*

Now if they announce another possible new vikings stadium site down in Lakeville, just off I35, then . . . well, let’s just say I’ll be very suspicious.

*Emphasis added. Also the words being emphasized.