Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Friday, June 23, 2006

A Must Hear Interview with the Fide-O Boys

I had the privilege of briefly socializing with Scott Hill and Jason Robertson at the 2006 Shepherd's Conference. Apart from being fellow Southerners with a rural church background like me, we all have traveled a similar theological path to come to many of the same theological and biblical convictions, particularly the severe importance of preaching and maintaining an expository pulpit.

Last summer, they launched their Fide-O blog and it quickly became a big hit. One of the reasons was a post written by Scott called 15 Lessons I Learned at Saddleback. In it, Scott shared some amusing, as well as troubling, experiences he and Jason had while visiting Saddleback church on a variety of occasions. The post gained the attention of Rick Warren's "intellectual" body guard, Richard Abanes, who would post his long, tedious comments blasting the Fide-O boys and defending the goings-on at Saddleback Scott and Jason had exposed in their post. They later wrote a follow up article expanding on some of the points.

Gene Cook interviewed them both for his Narrow Mind Broadcast and it is a must hear. They talk about their coming to California, church planting, and blogging. A good part is the reminiscing about last year's Saddleback-Abanes controversy. Down load it and listen to it over the weekend before it disappears. I was thoroughly blessed and encouraged.

Good Dog, Carl


Blogger Dave Norris said...

As one who has also tangled with Abanes last fall I know well of his poison pen. Good post.

4:51 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger D.J. Cimino said...

Thanks for the heads up!

7:42 AM, June 26, 2006  

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