The title was only meant to get your attention.
Warning, this is semi-rantical. Here goes. In light of present discussion, several other blogs I’ve ready this morning, and much much much debate about of how/what/why apologetics and philosophy, I’m reminded of my own need to be humbled. For instance, yesterday I was speaking with a mom about how to respond to homosexual friends from a Christian perspective. This has everything to do with the philosophical foundations of morality and the possiblity of revealed truth, moral law, and ethics. However, when speaking with this mom, it proved beneficial for me to shut my little mouth, listen, and let *HER* come to these conclusions through scripture…not 83 syllable words.
My second point here comes from the general blog-o-sphere on apologetics and the ethos behind much of the conversation. Do not mishear me…there is a time to be bold, blunt, and loud. However, these times are very rare and require a huge amount of context for the onlooker. I do want to be challenged in my mind, but in doing so, I pray God would allow me to maintain a posture of humility.
The fact is (yes, brute fact) that while many hyper-orthodox wannabe blogged out Christian ‘philosophers’ want to argue ad nauseum about method, madness, and school…lost people are no where to be found…and even if they were, they don’t speak our philosophical christaineese. There is a place for jargon…no doubt, and I’m a huge fan of big concepts leading to big words, but I’m simultaneously reminded of my need (you’re more sanctified than I) to remember the point behind this squabble…God’s kingdom is for the poor, the broken, yes, even those who haven’t gotten a Ph.D in philosophy. Thoughts? Discussion? Tell me I’m wrong or rebuke me for just being emo?