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

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Preaching the Declining Narrative

The evangelical atheist society, AKA, Biologos, met recently in New York to heap scorn and derision upon biblical creationism.

Tim Keller, being number among them, is quoted as saying,

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach young earth creationism (YEC), participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both young earth creationists and atheistic evolutionists tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

Indeed. With this attitude, what else would be the job of the pastor?

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach a literal, historical Jesus, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both literal believers and Jesus Seminar participants tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both inerrantists and errantists tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach the Resurrection of Jesus, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both Fundamentalists and atheistic materialists tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach that miracles were real, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both Pentecostals and atheists tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach that homosexuality is sin, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both Exodus International and GLAAD tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

"Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach that abortion is murder, participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. "We have arguments, but they have a narrative," noted Tim Keller. Both Pro-Life groups and Planned Parenthood tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is "the job of pastors," Keller said."

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3 Comments:

Blogger Keith Crosby said...

Ouch! Well done:)

4:51 PM, April 04, 2012  
Blogger James Kime said...

Nice work Fred. I grow tired of the need to be cutting edge from these Gospel Coalition guys.

He is a presbyterian and covenantist, speculative theology is part and parcel.

7:40 PM, April 04, 2012  
Blogger Escovado said...

"[W]hen the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)

9:04 AM, April 09, 2012  

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