James White on ShepCon

Discussion in 'Church Office' started by A.Joseph, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    I just wanted to apologize if my views were taken in the worst way on the P&P thread, my point is that men like Duncan, Dever, and Mohler are good men who in their minds and hearts hold a proper view on the modern social justice movement (and the language applied) but for some reason, maybe political,are being forced to capitulate to this agenda, which will ultimately have grave consequences for the Christian Church.

    I want to change topic of previous thread, which I’m sorry if I inadvertently derailed (that was not my intent, honestly!) to emphasize this James White video commentary on ShepCon and ask why are these men so defensive and unwilling to have an open discussion? I guess it’s because they are so deeply conflicted and maybe have to answer to other vested interests? It was truly awkward and somewhat alarming
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  2. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    Was that a sorry-not sorry? You want to apologize if -in your perception- other people took you less charitably than they should have? :lol:
  3. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    Not quite, I think I was too hard on Mohler, Duncan and Dever and I’m truly sorry that some were offended and yet, these men seem frustrated with having to take a HARD stand against neo/cultural Marxism, even though they personally disagree with it..... I believe that is worth further discussion as it’s also effecting the PCA and according to this video the OPC....

    But I did say that Mohler, Duncan and Dever are good men.... I wanted to clarify that. If there is anything further in which I must repent I will
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  4. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    I watched the above video presentation after reading the aforementioned thread. I thought it was an interesting overview of what took place. JW's frequent interruptions, once he replayed the Q&A sessions with Dr Mohler etc, were sort of annoying, but his commentary was interesting. In the end I agreed with Dr Mohler's reaction that he felt he was being put on the spot. I thought he handled it well.
  5. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    Do you agree with White that Mohler has to tread very carefully in these waters? Is his witness ultimately compromised by political powers and professional relationships? This isn’t politics, or secondary matters.... aren’t the essentials of faith and doctrine at stake? Can’t he demonstratively condemn his current associations who are going down this road or must he toe a line? And to what end? Can’t he stand his ground and if he is removed somehow so be it... ? I say stand your ground for biblical truth and if it be Gods will he will remain exactly where he is, despite forces trying to tear him down
  6. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Graduate

    Personally, I think we should leave John Denver out of this.
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  7. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    White astutely notes that SB theological seminary is now teaching things that Jim Wallis & Sojournors taught almost 2 decades prior.....

    You can say that Wallis has been on the right side of issues relating to race but look at all that comes with it, including cultural Marxism which is a threat to sound doctrine....

  8. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Well I agree with JW that Dr Mohler is between a rock and a hard place. Nowadays any comment in social media has to be considered before it is posted on twitter or wherever ... how much more for the head of a seminary. Of course he should stand for the faith, and as he said, he has been doing so for 30 years. His daily briefing program is proof of that.
  9. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yes, I’m sure of that.... and I’m sure he will be compelled to walk away from his position if things continue to go this way. But he should continue to be transparent about that, the challenges and how to combat aspects of these ideologies that are unbiblical and have no place in seminary
  10. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    Can you just rewatch the last 12 minutes cause that left me stymied... what is Mohler afraid of? Why won’t he talk??? There’s a huge elephant in the room.... What is the risk if he remains silent? Doesn’t he owe it to the concerned faithful in the audience to directly respond to what PJ asked him at the end there?
  11. Kinghezy

    Kinghezy Puritan Board Freshman

  12. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    Just for further information, I feel as if these are pretty helpful.

  13. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    I don’t think the statement is the issue here.... the issue is biblical orthodoxy being derailed by Jim Wallis and sojourners, cultural Marxism, critical race theory and liberation theology.... we have to remain clear sighted on these issues at hand here....

    “In our homes and in our churches, we must answer the question: “What should white Christians and white churches do in the Trump era?” Repent of the sin of racism. ..our practices and policies of racism.

    The only answer to the racial divide among Christians — evangelicals in particular — is to go much deeper into what racial equity and healing will require. …studying racism in congregation after congregation, and especially between congregations across racial lines, could be a fundamental building block for genuine racial reconciliation in America.” - Jim Wallis
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  14. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    From Sojourners website.... (and also featured at TGC) Jemar Tisby... so we have TGC forwarding the same agenda as Jim Wallis snd Sojo... pretty sad state of affairs.


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  15. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Respectfully, you're all over the place here. Didn't you create this thread over White's commentary on the Shepherd's Conference?

    I doubt Wallis has ever been quoted favorably on the PB.

    Tisby has become problematic and that is well know.

    TGC is an aggregation of all kinds of people. While I don't carry a banner for the organization as a whole it doesn't follow that if a Sojournesr blogger recommends Tisby book and Tisby has ties to TGC. Ergo, Sojourners = T4G. What is your point if I may ask?
  16. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    I’m not really all over the place actually, watch the last 12 minutes of White’s video and the pieces will all come together brother... Unless you don’t see a problem....

    Actually the last 16 minutes
  17. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    so Jimmy, what good is it if Mohler will call out threats to sound doctrine that exists in far off liberal camps like Jim Wallis & Sojo when he is going to remain silent as soon as it hits his own backyard?... shouldnt he be hysterical at this point, but instead he’s wilting or turning on those who have been in his corner and of like mind all this time. He owes it to them and more improtantly to the One he serves to be completely transparent on what the issues are and how they have infected even the most conservative denominations and seminaries. He is in a perfect position to do so and if he fails to do so, those on the right side of biblical orthodoxy will abandon him because they will be under the impression that he has abandoned sound doctrine, both in word and deed, as the tares are growing right under his feet
  18. Kinghezy

    Kinghezy Puritan Board Freshman

    Depends what you mean by ''the issue". Was the whole discussion not started because some men signing the statement and some men not? If we are confessionalists, do we have to be compelled to sign every conservative statement that comes up?
  19. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    No, of course not. I agree with you there
  20. Johnathan Lee Allen

    Johnathan Lee Allen Puritan Board Freshman

    We are not compelled to sign every conservative statement. However, when we confessional Christians start adopting anti-biblical framework and minimize our confession, we amplify the strong desire of conservative brothers and sisters to adopt measures to draw a line in the sand showing those who are wayward to be on the out of fundamental beliefs. The modernist controversy isn’t on select doctrines yet but on an overall framework that jeopardizes how well we can hold to fundamental doctrines. Harmartiology, anthropology, and the purpose of redemption are damaged first.
  21. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I think this is a great answer from Al Mohler on social justice which I'm sure isn't a completely exhaustive answer since it's a Q&A session on a variety of subjects. Maybe watch this before throwing him to the dogs.

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  22. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Sophomore

    How are we throwing him to the dogs? He holds the right position on these matters, the whole point is he will call out those who wrongfully confuse the gospel for social justice except when it starts infecting his own circles. Nobody here has a personal bias against him, he may be in a more vulnerable position. The fact is there is no nuanced way to combat error no matter how politically correct it may seem.... the longer he postures the harder the battle will be. I’m rooting for him that his bold stand comes sooner than later.... those he are up against are not looking for racial sensitivity, they are seeking to annihilate gospel truth. You do realize there is a great spiritual war that is occurring behind the scenes and every church and denomination is in the crosshairs.... I don’t think I’m exaggerating in even the slightest. This is much bigger than Mohler
  23. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    If you wanted to change the subject, why did you include the above?

    This thread is all over the place.

    If you want to know why these men say (or don't say) certain things, contact them directly instead hazarding guesses.

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