"there is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. in revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. that is a guy i can worship. i cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo christ because i cannot worship a guy i can beat up. i fear some are becoming more cultural than christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the bible, we will have less and less christians, and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of christianity."
My desire for knowledge lately has been strong. I want to know the Word, understand it, and live it. I have always wanted this, but now it is almost the only thing on my mind. I have many things I am thankful for to help me along this path of discovering what the Word means. Many hate Mark Driscoll, but I have found his style and his blunt love for the truth to be so refreshing. I always learn from his sermons, always am challenged, and love how practical it is. To me, the Christian walk is not about chasing supernatural experiences, but about living a practical life in front of others..... it is about calling sin, sin....... and repenting daily of that sin. It is not about having your problems cease ....... life is hard and actually will be even harder with Christ. It costs us, but that price is so worth it.