Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Horn and McLachlan on Ryken and Wells

If you listen to Sam Horn and Doug McLachlan's talks at Maranatha's Conference on Baptist Fundamentalism, you'll hear them lean heavily on the social and religious commentary of Philip Ryken and David Wells. These are both excellent talks. Horn discusses how much of both evangelicalism and fundamentalism have become servants of a culture, not shapers of it. McLachlan's point is that we've lost the centrality of the local church. I couldn't possibly agree more.

What I also appreciate about these talks is how Horn and McLachlan recognize what should be an obvious point--that Reformed, Calvinistic leaders are on the forefront of pointing out what makes these times uniquely precarious, not the fountainhead of it. Men like Horn, McLachlan, Ryken and Wells all seem to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

5 comments:

Coach C said...

hee, hee

Anonymous said...

Ben: "What I also appreciate about these talks is how Horn and McLachlan recognize what should be an obvious point--that Reformed, Calvinistic leaders are on the forefront of pointing out what makes these times uniquely precarious, not the fountainhead of it."

tjp: Yes, that's a fact. But it's also a fact that "Reformed leaders" are on the cutting edge of depravity: Warren, the "cussing pastor," and Fred Phelps.

James Kime said...

tjp, you should never feel ashamed to put those kind of posts. I for one have greatly benefitted from your unique perspective. Don't let others talk you down or deprive you of expressing these kinds of thoughts.

Jason said...

tjp, Are you for real? Calling Fred Phelps a "Reformed, Calvinistic leader" is like calling Osama Bin Laden a Fundamentalist leader. It's not merely mistaken, it's malicious.

bob said...

Silly me, I thought Warren and Phelps were Baptists.