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John Piper’s Apple Watch was prepared to call 911 in the middle of a sermon


NICK EICHER, HOST: If you know Pastor John Piper, you know he preaches with a certain enthusiasm.

PIPER: God is God!

Now listen as his Apple Watch responds …

PIPER: You know what? My phone is telling me that I fell down.

He was preaching an advent sermon at South Cities Church in Lakeville, Minnesota, waving his arms about and gesturing insistently, as is his style, when he found himself just seconds away from an automatic call to 911.

Now, if you have an Apple Watch you know about this feature. If it thinks you’ve taken a fall, you have a few seconds to respond or it’s going to assume you’re incapacitated and summon help.

PIPER: I'm okay. I did not fall down. Did you hear it? This has happened twice in my life. I'm preaching and they think I fall down. I'm not falling down. I'm standing up. I'm preaching.

Preaching maybe on the fall of mankind?!

But I do hope this gets the attention of Apple developers. They need a special setting in the next software update: Piper Mode!

PIPER: Good grief, Apple!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

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