*****I posted this over at Political Jesus this morning, and have decided to post it here as well.******
So I Was Going to Post About My Reflections on ‘Love Wins’…
…but I don’t think I’ve got the heart to do it anymore.
I’m halfway through the book. It arrived yesterday.
I was going to write about how the first chapter of questions are all the questions I had before I became a Christian, and in the first year after becoming a Christian.
I was going to write about how this book is excellent for those at a lay-level or those on the outside who are wrestling with their negative stereotypes of Christianity. I was going to write about how I know several people who would benefit from this book immensely.
I was going to write about how annoying the one-word sentences were, at first, but then they grew on me.
And then I saw this comment by Tim Challies, on his daily A La Carte, in which he links to Denny Burk’s blog:
“In this rather emotional interview, Rob Bell says that other Christians have slandered him. It always amazes me how quickly the criminal becomes the victim—how the person who sins so quickly tried to deflect the attention away from himself.”
And then I read Denny’s blog post and all the corresponding comments.
And I’m done. I can’t do it anymore. I refuse to participate in all of this mess. There is no Christian charity. There is no love. There is no peacemaking. There is no brother/sister-hood being demonstrated in this chaos.
I feel physically ill.