Zwinglius Redivivus

Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh

This gem from Rick Warrern- unsurprisingly.

sigh

There’s so much wrong here.  First, it isn’t liberal or conservative theology or even theology of any kind that sustains congregations, it is the Holy Spirit.  Evidently Rick doesn’t know that.  Nor does he know that theology of any kind can kill churches because, according to Scripture (read the first 3 chapters of Revelation, Richard) churches are in the ‘hand of Christ’.  What kills churches is anthropocentric pseudo-theology because when man becomes the center the organization in question ceases to be the church and accordingly dies of its own weight.  And finally, liberal theology (whatever that is) survives (whatever that means) due not to tenured academics (whoever they are and whoever they are supposed to be) but to liberal Christians.  But Rick has to have some non-existent straw man to whip.

Rick Warren is just the worst thinker in any high profile pulpit in the country.  He really is ‘America’s Pastor’- for he’s just like America: biblically illiterate and theologically uninformed.

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  1. Doctor, I am dying to know how Rick defines “liberal theology”… I’ve been in their camp, or his camp, up to the 90’s and I can surmise with a slight degree of certainty that he means a theology that does not include the humming of three verses of Just as I am by a choir in the background, a huge amount of Kleenex tissue for people kneeling in the “altar” and a preacher commanding “no one looking around, no one moving, except if you are coming forward to “accept the Lord as your savior” – or whatever that means. If you don’t include this “great” theological aspects inserted into theology in the 1800’s (as recent as that…) you are a liberal theologian!
    People think he is referring to the virgin birth, and other good stuff, but he is not, he probably and most likely calls liberal theology what does not include the aforementioned aspects, which are not theology at all!
    But I guess I will die without knowing because, as many of these big shots, I will be ignored (to my honor) if I would ask.

    Milton Almeida

    February 20, 2013 at 12:31

  2. Rick Warren replied and his answer is the same as always “I was misquoted” :)

    Acidri

    February 21, 2013 at 08:30


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