Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Well Needed Self-Critique and Apology

Let me begin by saying I don't think that anything said in a blog can be taken back. Once it is said, it is said.

That being said, I was a bit harsh in my critique of some of the groups in the emergent church in my last post. I was particularly unkind to Brian Mclaren's A Generous Orthodoxy. Though I am quite sure Brian will never read my blog, I offer a heartfelt apology for my unkind words. They were not the language of constructive conversation. I am sorry, I really am.

My intent in many areas of the blog was to be a bit more playful, but that did not come across affectively enough. I would probably be lumped in with many in the emerging church. I have dark rim glasses and strong opinions on church. in the minds of most, that puts me square in their ranks. I don't agree with many of the strands of emergent thought, but they are brothers.

3 comments:

-R said...

...to continue your previous theme...WTF mate?

eddy said...

justin. konichiwa. shawn pointed me to this. interesting read. i think you're being a little hard on yourself. i guess what i was hoping for was something a little more specific. like, why do you think gen-orthodoxy is gook? (i haven't read it, or any of the other stuff.) would that be possible?

hope you're well. congrats on the new life.

shakkahop said...

I don't see it. I DO see the opportunity for more explanation and less humor, but the humor is is still appropriate. These are your thoughts, anyone coming by has to take that into consideration when glancing in your internet head.

Don't let the bastards grind you down.