Let me just say first that I have been on an unofficial Baptist Blog fast since the end of January. I was a little careworn because I’d been keeping up with several of the Baptiblogs and it was a little like watching Fight Club, only with more Bible references and less secrecy. I’m still a little confused as to why I decided to break my fast. One reason is because someone commented on Unbound and I wanted to see their blog and, secondly, There Was Some Interesting Stuff, I must admit.
But it seems that I’ve been drawn into a bit of a street fight with some of my brethren and sist-ren who want to impose their definition of How God Speaks on others—even to the point of making it a requirement for salvation. (Just now, I was tempted to write the infamous and rarely reliable ‘This Will Be My Last Post’ on this topic, but we know better. [Insert eyeroll here] The last time this happened Dr. Brad Reynolds called me disingenuous and I had to look it up. I’m still not sure what he meant.)
So now I’m not only disingenuous, I’m a false teacher who is just possibly the root of all evil in the church. Joshs’, you see, in the church.
Frankly this is my first experience with this sort of prejudice. Well second, actually I once had a truck load of African-American youths drive by and throw eggs at me and call me ‘whitey’.
This felt about the same. I think it’s time to get back on the wagon.