Way behind I know...

But this comprehensive article in the New York Times covers Christian preacher Mark Driscoll's phenomenal success and also gives a good explanation of Calvinism and Complementarianism, theological views to which I subscribe.

If you haven't already read this article or linked to it get over now and do it. I especially recommend it if you've not heard of the guy.

 

4 comments:

Thankful Paul said... 1/16/2009 12:08 pm  
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dave miers said... 1/16/2009 1:22 pm  

i thought it was a pretty biased article with stuff that i don't think is true...

but still some good nuggets in there.

Pablo said... 1/16/2009 2:00 pm  

Thanks Mike, that was interesting and helpful. It's always interesting to see how things are described 'from the outside'.

Claire :) said... 1/16/2009 7:36 pm  

I'm glad you said to read that. Usually I skip links unless I'm particularly interested in what's behind them (and usually it's not after 5pm on a friday arvo and still at uni!!).

I don't know what to think of that article. I'm pretty out of the church loop at the moment anyway, so I've only heard of Driscoll through your blog anyway. I think it's one of those things that I need to sit on for a while.

I also like triggering thought but not arguments, so I doubt I'll say anything about my conclusions, I suspect they'd make people unhappy. Most of my views do, I think. And I think that's okay, because this is how God made me. Difference is fine, and that's part of what that article says, but the converse, with Calvinism, is that in some sense difference isn't okay. so I don't want to offend people, but.
Working through lots of moral and ethical questions about difference and okayness lately. I think I'll be a better, or somewhat different, or something, person at the end of it, whenever that should be. Probably not till the day I die I guess. I feel like strong opinions that you don't question too often mightn't be a good thing.
Okay, continue thoughts in own head, not Mike's blog :)

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