Thursday, March 20, 2008

Extremists in Everything

Adrian Warnock writes:
"Why shouldn't we have churches that are every bit as concerned about doctrinal accuracy and knowledge as John MacArthur, that love relational intimacy with Jesus as much as John Arnott, see miraculous healings that are every bit as dynamic as the ones the tele- evangelists claim to have seen, are as full of vision and purpose as Rick Warren, as skilled in leadership as Bill Hybels, as humble and committed to spiritual maturity as C.J. Mahaney, as relevant to practical life as the author of any self-help book you can think of, that impact social needs in the model of Shaftsbury, tackle political issues like Wilberforce, preach with both the passion for souls of Spurgeon and the passion for God's glory of John Piper, that hear from God as clearly as any modern prophet, are as aggressively missional as Mark Driscoll, have the apostolic drive of Terry Virgo, and yet somehow still feel as comforting as my wife's homemade apple crumble with custard?"

Amen, brother.

2 comments:

invisible_gurl said...

Hey Colin!
I forgot to tell Ben who I was until the very end of my comment on his blog so I'm not going to forget this time. This is Emily =P
What happened to your political blog?
That's a really interesting quote. I had to read it a few times to get what he was trying to say but once I got it it made sense. I like when that happens.
Anyway. I made a blog, though for some reason it's currently tagged as a spam blog so I'm waiting for it to be reviewed and unlocked so I can't post anything more for the time being. I'll tell you what the address is anyway: lifeandtimesofemnm.blogspot.com. You don't have to look at it, of course, but you're welcome to.
I'm going to stop rambling now. lol.
Emily

Ben said...

dude, I thought I left a comment! man, upstaged by emily not good...

hey that's cool! that makes them even more like sumos...