Thursday, February 21, 2013

Evangelical Superstars Should Keep Quiet When They Don't Know What They Are Talking About

Sometimes it's hard to categorize stuff.  Is it about guns and shooting or theology and the Bible?  In this case it's both.
I hesitate to write this post.  But I just can't seem to restrain myself.  As most of you know, I am a Presbyterian minister.  I'm not a pastor in the mainline liberal or progressive Presbyterian church.  That organization is scarcely identifiable as a Christian church any more.  I am a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We broke off from the United Presbyterian church back in 1973 because of rampant unorthodoxy and modernist progressive social dogmatism in their seminaries.  But I digress. 
All of that to say that I identify with a tradition of straight-taking, tough-minded Calvinists that do not view the world through rose-colored, liberal glasses.
Read it all at Simply Shooting.

2 comments:

AJ said...

I appreciate your writing and teaching and agree with you on this topic. But I sensed your post as being unduly harsh. Perhaps I misread the tone.

Jeff Meyers said...

Probably is too harsh. The tone of the article reflects the anger I feel when I watch stuff like this. It seems like lately my wife and I have seen effeminate Christian ministers interviewed more and more on TV. Its hard to put your finger on how exactly they are "effeminate." But there's something about this affected, pious way of talking that irks me. Trying too hard to look caring and sensitive. My wife just moans and says, "Turn the TV off." Paul tells us to "act like men, be strong" (1 Cor. 16:13). When ministers adopt this simpering, mealy-mouthed persona, I want to scream. Just being honest.