The task of an apologist is to preach the gospel in a way that makes sense to a particular culture. ….They must work to understand the culture well enough to build a bridge from there to the gospel: it is here, however, that the problem occurs. Some become so consumed with the intricacies of building the bridge on the side of culture that they never make the leap, and start building towards Christ. The result is a church founded on culture, which holds itself up in opposition to Christ. This act is the great act of treason which apologists have made time and again in history!
I have long loved the story related in Matt. 21. The Pharisees come to Jesus, to try to trap Him by asking where His authority came from. Rather than responding, […]
(this post was originally for friends only) ********* Okay, I just have to say this. I wrote the core of this post a couple days ago, then decided that I […]
Well, I must say that I have been a little taken aback by the huge response to my last (major) post. I’m not used to that much activity on my […]
(Note: please read this in conjuction with Follow-Up Post to “From….Emergent to….Conservative” Also recognize that this is an earlier post, from a more unpolished version of myself.) Those of you who […]
Last week Keith sent me a link to some EXCELLENT sermons by Mark Driscoll, teaching pastor at the Mars Hill church. (Link in itunes here…http://rss.marshillchurch.org/mhcsermonaudio) I especially enjoyed the sermons […]