The big story on the internet is the suspension of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” by A&E for basically repeating the biblical view on homosexuality.
What remains of “free speech” in this country means that you’re free to speak, but if what you speak offends the oligarchy they will ruin you.
What remains of “freedom of religion” will soon be only the freedom to believe and teach what has been ruled to be the new cultural norms.
The state religion says you may believe what you wish as long as you don’t oppose those norms…just a pinch of incense to Caesar.
Theologically liberal Christians are busily playing Thomas Cranmer to A&E’s Henry VIII…and the marginalization of conservative Christianity continues.
They will all dance with the beast…until it turns and devours them.
I guess their consolation is that they will be eaten last.
The other story is the ongoing saga of Mark Driscoll and his penchant for plagiarism.
Mark’s take on the narrative is that he’s so busy doing so much good for so many in the kingdom of God that such ethical trivialities shouldn’t matter.
My take is that unless you are walking in the ethical precepts of the kingdom, you are tearing it down.
The job of the pastor is not to be successful…it’s to model what it means to live as a servant and follower of Christ.
Sometimes that will mean modeling how to repent and receive the forgiveness and grace of God.
If they won’t do it, we won’t do it.
On the celebrity level they ain’t and we aren’t.
In the meantime, we ignore this...
Joy to the world…
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