This makes the second post related to the antics of the Purpose Driven guru in about a week. I am not normally a Rick Warren basher, but it has just happened that way. The material for these two posts found me. I did not go out looking or them. My personal life hasn’t been affected much at all by post modernism or the emergent (emerging?) church movement. In one sense, I don’t really care. I know that is probably not the right attitude, but there you have it.
I spent the first 25 years of my adult life in a small, rural, independent reformed Baptist church. Looking back, I realize I was, in many ways, on an island; isolated from the general evangelical Christian culture. Even these past five years in a “blue-collar” conservative Southern Baptist church with definite sovereign grace leanings, I have not felt the winds of evangelical change on my face at all.
I have begun to realize of late that I am affected, though. We all are, in small ways that we don’t even realize, unless we stop and look closely. I think with comments like the following that I stumbled across at Dr. Mohler’s web log from last Thursday, that we all may soon feel, not just a zephyr, but perhaps a blue north’r. I’ve trimmed Dr. Mohler’s post by about 50% for the sake of space.
So what should we do about this problem we call post modernism? Carp and moan and point fingers? Maybe some; for a while; when we need to and have to. Then let’s get up and start acting like the Church: quit this therapeutic, moralistic, deism that is so popular even in many conservative churches, and start preaching the whole council of God; preach against sin; preach about the glory of God; preach about a risen Savior, strong to save. Let’s start repenting and believing, and start being salt and light in a rotten and dark culture. Let’s put legs and hands to our Christianity and go out and minister to a lost and dying world in word and deed.