what’s it all about, Alfie, er um, Danny?

Posted: May 28, 2013 in general

“Dan” “Phillips” just finished teaching through the book of Titus at his church. He wrote a post about the experience, including some of the ideas and theories on the various ways in which one can teach expositorily.  Some good stuff — both thoughtful and thought-provoking.

But, his closing thought is absolutely amazing, though — to be frank — not really surprising:

I absolutely loved it. Titus is an amazingly contemporary book. It is a potent tour-de-force on some absolutely horrendous notions of faith and grace and Gospel and Christian living. With God’s own wisdom, it speaks to Post-Modernism and contextualization; to various church-growth strategies and philosophies; to Gutless Gracers and muzzy mystics; to real-live age-ism and racism and the good and false approaches to each; and to a whole lot more.

Note that among his praises for the book is only one positive thing (“the good … approaches”). There are a couple of statements that don’t lean one way or the other. But the VAST majority of why “Dan” loved Titus is because of the many, many ways in which it allegedly confronts error (as defined by “Dan”), both in the world and in other (lesser?) branches of Christendom.

Like I said, this isn’t really surprising. It’s long been evident that folks in the tribe of “Dan” believe that the purpose of the Bible is to tell people how much they suck. But to pack so much of that attitude into one measly paragraph is quite noteworthy.


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