Monday, March 07, 2011

Heresy-hunting and love

Roger Olson is wondering why we allow "heresy-hunters" so much power in the Evangelical world. Here's a short excerpt, but do read the whole thing:

...SOME evangelical administrators are all too easily swayed by fundamentalist heresy-hunters with lots of influence over people with deep pockets and people with too much time on their hands to attack fellow evangelicals. Rather than standing up and defending their own broad tent views of evangelicalism, some (not all) cave in and allow the cranky, narrow-minded, backward-looking fundamentalists to make them overly cautious in hiring and firing and publishing and granting tenure, etc.

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And my question is always, "Where's the love?" Many years ago, Francis Schaeffer wrote a beautiful little book entitled The Mark of a Christian; the thesis was simple: "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." taken from John 13. Take the time to read it sometime—it's only 38 pages and it's on-line, too.
</idle musing>

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