"In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity."
Attibuted to many, the phrase has been adopted by many.
Yet charity seems to be lacking amoung the Neoreformed
Let's define charity first - it has been defined as unlimited loving-kindness
I propose a simple definition for bloggers - not assuming ill, or fault, where there is no reason to do so. Basically - I will not blog unchartably about someone without more evidence than ....
-- 28 words qouted by a reporter in a newspaper (instead of assuming that a world renkowned Bible Professor might have said something just a little different) and proceeding to sub title the post "Unrepentant Professors...."
-- taking the words from an interview about a particular subject, then completly missunderstanding them, while declaring his views "claptrap" (although at least an apology came from that)
-- labeling a reknowned author and professor books to be worthless, not because he has read the works (because he admits he has not), but because of the authors association with the Anglican church.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The text doesn't mean one thing today and something else tomorrow. Whatever it means, it means forever. But you will never cease the process of applying the truth to your life (Howard and William Hendricks)
Some of the NeoReformed will camp out on the first part of that concept - especially when they hammer on Emergent' s. But the fact is, the conversation is all about the second part - how do we apply that truth in our lives?