Friday, November 8, 2013

a little rant before I kick myself off the Internet today

Sometimes I want to retract my I think I am a Jesus Feminist statement.(Even though I believe in all that I wrote in that post.)

With two sick kids, I've had a lot of time on the couch and on the Internet.  So today somehow I came across this gem - "The Mark Driscoll Scholarship for Women in Ministry."

As a person who believes in women in ministry (gasp!) AND as one who actually thinks Mark Driscoll has some good things to say sometimes (gasp!) I find the antics behind "the Mark Driscoll Scholarship Fund for Women in Ministry" disturbing. I do not find it "absolutely hilarious" or "priceless," I find it to lack class and the love of Christ.

I guess what frustrates me so much is many of these people spout off how open minded and compassionate they are, and then they go and do something like this.

I am all for having differences in opinion. (I mean, Hello! I go to a Reformed SBC church even though I believe in women in ministry and in the charismatic gifts of the spirit.) I am all for holding people accountable because I think Mark Driscoll has said some pretty ridiculous things, and I don't always agree with his approach or style.  I also get annoyed by feminists like Rachel Held Evans a lot of the time, and for the record I don't think I agree with much of anything of Shane Claiborne's theology. But I don't think we mock someone in our disagreements, especially if we call ourselves Christians. And even if we claim, "Well Mark Driscolll does such-and-such," I don't think that gives us the right to respond in an unChristlike way.

I guess I better just stay off the Internet today.

5 comments:

  1. All of it is tiresome. I overdose on the church quite often. Fresh air, Pretty (Feminist) Mama. It will do us both wonders! love you

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    1. After being cooped up with the boys we did get outside. And I even took pictures. And they were cute. Except for the self-timer ones of the four of us. Which turned out so blurry. Sad day. Clearly I just need to pack up my family and make the trip so you can take our pictures.

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    2. Also, "overdose on the church" - that is the exact correct phrase. I have been better since removing myself from some frustrating circumstances/situations, but living in AG mecca it is easy to find myself overdosing more often than I should! :)

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  2. I saw it, too. It definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. When you don't agree with another believer, you don't run them into the ground....especially on line. I mean, sit down with guy and converse for an hour or two. And, in the end, if you still have things you disagree with, you say in love, "Bless you! See you in heaven....where, somehow, I don't think any of this will matter anyway." :D

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    1. Yes. You are one of my wisest friends. So thankful for you.

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