Monday, April 16, 2007

Classic TallSkinnyKiwi

In response to John MacArthur's book:

"The Emerging Church is NOT the new skid on the jock."

Andrew Jones

11 comments:

Bruce said...

Ewwww...I've heard it described a lot of ways, but never like that.

B~

grace said...

Bruce,
I'll second that ewwww!

Robin said...

...about as mean-spirited as you can get :/...

It would be funny to me if it wasn't so.......beneath Christ. There's just no need for mud-slingin' in the Kingdom...or slingin' anything else either! Ick...!

Lyn said...

ewww, I agree with Robin.

sonja said...

Yeah ... at this point, I don't think any further response to MacArthur is required. The people who listen to him aren't going to be persuaded otherwise and those who don't listen ... um ... don't listen.

grace said...

Well said Robin. I don't understand the need for mudslinging at fellow believers.

Me too Lyn.

Sonja,
So true, those who listen won't believe anything contrary to what he says, and the rest of us give no credibility to his misinformed opinions.

Kim said...

How could you possibly think that is mudslinging though...seems like there's a lot of paranioa around here.

grace said...

kim,
The quote itself isn't mudslinging, but rather a response to the mudslinging in the book.

Pam Hogeweide said...

um, well then, a girl leaves the blogosphere for a few weeks and comes back to books about skid marks and posts about mudslinging...not sure those two metaphors belong in the same sentence, then again, they fit perfectly together in a gross, ew kind of way.

Argh. Just yesterday I was asking God to give me grace for the graceless, love for the loveless, and a tender heart for the mean-spirited. I guess I better go pray again....

grace said...

Pam,
I guess I posted this because I would rather laugh it off than take it seriously. I wouldn't recommend reading MacArthur's book as an exercise in extending grace. ;)

David Cho said...

Hey, that's my former pastor!