Puritan Board Junior
I did not find the exact post that I was referencing from some months ago, but this is along the same tenor: ED YOUNG, JR. PLAYS PASTOR FASHION : Apprising MinistriesI'll have to disagree, I think we need to know when Pastors and theologians are heading off the cliff or associating with heretical methods and persons. Do you have a link to the making fun of what people wear? I've not heard them poke fun of people. Unless this was about wearing inappropraite clothing in church, I would agree with you, they shouldn't be doing this. But I do check with them often to see where many in Emergent circles are going wrong. I think it is a VERY important miniostry, especially today.I am not a big fan of "aprising ministries." The site probably started off with good intentions, but has become unfair theological mudslinging in many instances. If you look for a while, the site does things like criticize folks for what they wear (i.e. they look funny) and other such silliness, which causes me, at least, to take the various "theological alarms" with a grain of salt. Further, the entire site is based on guilt by association, especially any minister speaking at conferences with people on the sites "hit list." I often wonder what they would have done with Jesus teaching the Gospel in the synogogues? If they held true to form, I would expect some headline like: "Travelling Minster Endorses Works Righteousness! Speaks in Synagogue with Works Righteousness Prophets Annas and Ciaphas! As we have warned you many times here at Aprising Ministries......" I'll pass, thanks!
While I agree that "we need to know when Pastors and theologians are heading off the cliff," I no longer take Silva as a very serious advisor on such issues. He cries wolf about anything and everything, often just reposting someone else's "wolf-cry." Simply look at the front page of that sight right now. He says re: Rick Warren "Basically sinfully ecumenical Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren has been outdoing himself the past couple of days with some of his most curious tweets, to put it mildly." Warren has issues, and we are all sinners, but this is too broad a stroke to take seriously, without some specific reference to some specific "ecuminical" stance of Warren. This very BOARD is ecuminical, given the mix of paedo and credo baptists, presbyterians and congregationalists.