Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Wright and Reformed Rancor


I just came across a Doug Wilson quote from the Centuri0n Frank Turk that I thought provocative in light of my previous post. Read CenturiOn's inisightful comments (linked above), alongside these three equally insightful posts ( one , two and three ) to get caught up, if you're interested! And if you do read the above, please post your comments here! I'd love to hear your ruminations.

13 comments:

centuri0n said...

I always appreciate anyone who links to me, and I also appreciate someone who is impersonating a bad second-string Superhero from a bad third-rate movie.

Anyway, I've seen you posting around, and while we are prolly not in the same quadrant of the theological blogosphere, blog on.

Stephen said...

Hm... I'd have to say that the comments on Wilson's blog did a great deal towards illustrating the point he was making regarding docrinal elitism. Jesus and the apostles and prophets were not nearly the fans of doctinal perfection that so many seem to be today.

TheBlueRaja said...

Thanks, Centuri0n! Actually, I think we're prolly right close to the same theological quadrant! I am a mostly Reformed Protestant with all the same theological heroes as you and embrace what is likely the exact same theological positions that you do! I'm finding that my main area of disagreement with some of your contingency is over the doctrine of separation; but other than that, I think we're pretty much on the same page!

Stepehn,

Thanks for your comments; I agree, as always!

Sojourner said...

BlueRaja,

Having now read some of your blog, I tremble that I have engaged you in debate at Jonathan's house. Worse, I still think I am right. Pray for me.

TheBlueRaja said...

I don't know what to say, Sojourner! If that was a compliment, thanks so much! If you were inferring that I'm somehow not in the same camp with you, I doubt that you're right about that! I still believe what I learned at The Master's Seminary from when I graduated there, and could sign the statement of faith at Grace Community Church without a hiccup of conscience (because I believe it).

In any case, thanks for stopping by and for the congenial interaction from Jonathan's site!

Sojourner said...

Blueraja,

It was a compliment! You are a good writer, and I have really enjoyed the discussion.

TheBlueRaja said...

How kind! Thanks so much!

Sojourner said...

Blueraja,

By the way, I noticed over at Fide-O that your family is from India. I am actually heading to India Tuesday. Any tips?

marc said...

Here's some advice Sojourner:

Don't crack any Ganeesh jokes in Calcutta. At least not to folks in the upper castes.

TheBlueRaja said...

Sojourner,

Listen to marc -- shrewd advice from a smart man. I wish I could be of further help - unfortunately I'm so Westernized that I'm probably responsible for the colonization of small neighboring homes in my subdivision without even realizing it.

Rose~ said...

There's too many cooks in the kitchen! (does that comment reveal my grasp of the articles?)

Really, there is a fine line between separation and tolerance isn't there? If Christians tolerate too much, can we correct false understandings and encourage people to lay them down and follow true doctrine? Then again, if we are so picky about who we associate with, how can we promote the truth and fellowship as God would desire? ...and then there's that learning thing that we're suppopsed to continue in, or have some of us arrived? It is a perplexity.

Thanks for the articles, I lead a very sheltered life as a mostly stay-at-home mom in the midwest and I don't know what is going on! The blogosphere is helping with that, though.

TheBlueRaja said...

Your comments perfectly reflect what the thoughts the articles intended to stimulate (as usual).
I admire your mid-western-stay-at-home-mom-who-loves-theology status, and look forward to your comments. You happen to represent the church moreso than many who hang out on the biblio-blogging scene, and though you may be a minority in the blogging world (as a woman), you happen to make up roughly half the church at large. Thanks for taking the time to read the posts here!

Rose~ said...

I feel so...so... validated. Thank you.