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    Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

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    Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

    Post by Pilgrim on Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:28 pm

    Follow up to my "Dust Up over Driscoll" post that links other web sources with differing views. Some are citing a Generation Gap when I think the bigger problem is a Discernment Gap.

    http://onepilgrimsprogress.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/generation-gap-or-discernment-gap/
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    Re: Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

    Post by Adam on Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:41 pm

    I think you make some good points, but I don't know Driscoll enough to comment much on it. I don't see how anyone should be overly bothered by your criticisms and calls to maintain solid theology.


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    Re: Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

    Post by GMcClain20 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:17 pm

    For starters I haven't read most of this material you've directed us to. But I don't really see why anyone is worked up over anything concerning Mark Driscoll. We know he has his roots in the emergent church whether or not he's a calvinist now or not. For all the good I've heard from his ministry he still carries a strong emergent flavor. He's trying to make reformed theology relevant. Although I don't buy into the whole relevant wave I am happy to see him attempting to open the door for people who may otherwise never be exposed to reformed theology. Has he overstepped the boundary between biblically acceptable and emergent? I think so, but like I said that where he came from. Should we be overly concerned that he's so heavily influenced by that camp? I don't think so. Furthermore what makes him so important that we should seriously be offended by what he says? What sets him apart from any other critic? Is it that he claims to be reformed? Or because he has such a large ministry? Or that he is an excellent speaker?

    I think we should perhaps try to learn something from his efforts while at the same time taking note of where he went to far in trying to be relevant.


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    Re: Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

    Post by Pilgrim on Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:21 am

    GMcClain20 wrote:For starters I haven't read most of this material you've directed us to. But I don't really see why anyone is worked up over anything concerning Mark Driscoll. We know he has his roots in the emergent church whether or not he's a calvinist now or not. For all the good I've heard from his ministry he still carries a strong emergent flavor. He's trying to make reformed theology relevant. Although I don't buy into the whole relevant wave I am happy to see him attempting to open the door for people who may otherwise never be exposed to reformed theology. Has he overstepped the boundary between biblically acceptable and emergent? I think so, but like I said that where he came from. Should we be overly concerned that he's so heavily influenced by that camp? I don't think so. Furthermore what makes him so important that we should seriously be offended by what he says? What sets him apart from any other critic? Is it that he claims to be reformed? Or because he has such a large ministry? Or that he is an excellent speaker?

    I think we should perhaps try to learn something from his efforts while at the same time taking note of where he went to far in trying to be relevant.

    Travis,

    You make good points. What has motivated my posts is that it seems that a lot of people just dismiss the concerns over Driscoll linking to a borderline porn site and just want to shoot the messenger, in this case Baptist Press.
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    Re: Generation Gap or Discernment Gap?

    Post by GMcClain20 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:21 am

    Was that (the porn site issue)referenced in the original article you were discussing? I read your blog entry, but I think I missed any link you provided to the BP article. Sorry. I'd like to read the original article. Perhaps I sounded a bit to tolerant or dismissive of the issue. We should certainly address these types of things, I just thought it was a little defensive (for lack of a better word) if you will. Keep blogging brother!


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