Thursday, September 27, 2007


The brilliant and insightful

And, let's call a spade a spade, the not brilliant and insightful

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At 9/28/2007 5:26 AM, Anonymous Nick Norelli said...

With 1:23 remaining in the video MacArthur said:

"But the backside of that thing is in order to get at the true message of the scripture we've gotta deconstruct its traditional interpretation, so they, they, they feel they've arrived on the scene just in time to finally after all these centuries rescue the Bible from the people who have misrepresented it."

Doesn't this sound as if it bears a strange resemblance to the Reformation? I wonder what Dr. MacArthur's position is on that little piece of history?


At 9/28/2007 1:33 PM, Anonymous Ed Gentry said...

Maybe I missed his insight? Or was it the little Greek lesson?

At 9/28/2007 1:39 PM, Anonymous Ed Gentry said...

Oh you had two links. Scott McKnight really is excellent.

At 9/28/2007 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can the hand say to the eye "I don't need you, I'll get by without you"

I find it sad that as people we are always trying to make others look like they are ignorant and stupid, or just not in touch with the "truth" or the "seeking of truth". I'm not a huge McArthur fan, nor am I a huge fan of Calvin, or Wesley, Popes and Priests, or any theologian/teacher who comes up with a way to enlighten the masses...but all of these people, including all of us...see in part and we hopfully are working out our salvation with the limited understanding we each have.

Direct people to Jesus and let the crap fall were it will.

At 9/28/2007 5:50 PM, Anonymous Mike Aubrey said...

I'll McKnight over MacArthur any day.

But I think I'd take Vanhoozer over McKnight...maybe.

At 9/28/2007 7:38 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Nick, I thought the same thing. If he was alive in the 1500s, would he have been against the Reformers' subversive reading?

Hi Anon,
"Direct people to Jesus and let the crap fall were it will"!

I understand your sentiment. My question is what it would mean to "direct people to Jesus". We need to love God with our minds in this. And was Paul happy to just take a backseat when he saw Peter was acting out of line? But the proclamation of the guy at the end of the MacArthur interview - to the effect that the emerging gospel doesn't save - is worth questioning, at the very least as I am convinced that he is profoundly wrong. There is a time for patience, of course, a time to seek Jesus in the other, in those with whom we disagree.


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