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1   Rick Frueh
August 20th, 2010 at 7:53 am

In some ways it resembles the different and competing messages coming from the western church, does it not? Whoever is given the microphone by the listeners is the one who garners the most followship.

2   Jerry
August 20th, 2010 at 8:38 am

Chris generously gave me the HT. But credit should also go to Brent Hanson who is like the second funniest person I know…next to Brendt Waters. I found it on his blog…Letters from Kamp Krusty.

Anyhow, I agree. That clip is one of the funniest clips ever.

I gotta work all day…have a good time friends!

3   Pastorboy
August 20th, 2010 at 10:26 am

Is this a scene from Big Tent Christianity with all the emergent progressive liberal ecumenical ‘christians’ battling over the prominence of their own opinions and looking for the headline status to sell the most books.

4   Chris L
August 20th, 2010 at 11:14 am

#3 – I suppose if you want to add John MacArthur, John Piper and the rest of Christian Author-dom in the mix…

5   Pastorboy
August 20th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

#4 Those guys you mentioned were not invited. Their books and their ideas have been rejected by those who want to build this supposed ‘big tent’. It really is a ‘big tent’ for those who agree with bad theology and progressive Christianity ecumenism.

6   Rick Frueh
August 20th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

#4 – Absolutely. An excerpt from here:

And now we are witnessing an amazing spectacle in the western ecclesiastical community. Many men are looked upon as idols, and although the protestant church rejects the formal idea of a pope, they now have many such popes whose words are treated with the same authority as do the words of the Pope to Roman Catholic people. And this phenomenon covers a wide range of theological neighborhoods including emergent, seeker, purpose driven, Calvinist and reformed, prosperity, and within many different denominations. Everyone seems to have their heroes and many will travel great distances and spend much money just to hear these men say what they have already said. In some ways it manifests cultish characteristics.

7   Neil    
August 20th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

#6… and alas, this too is nothing new. it happens here, it happens there, it happens now, it happened then…

8   Neil    
August 20th, 2010 at 7:19 pm


i suppose it really bums you out that bell and warren are not on the big tent speaker list.

9   Neil    
August 20th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

i kinda like the idea of a bigger tent christianity. not as big as the list of invitees, but bigger than those who judge someone’s salvation based on how “evangelical” they are… or how politically conservative they are… or how nasty they can be to sinners.

yeah, i think a tent that isn’t so ethnocentric is a good idea.

10   Pastorboy
August 20th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I agree… about a tent with Voddie Bauchum? Conrad Mbewe? Why are there no black faces? brown faces? Because the cult of progressive emergentism is largely white male liberals.

11   Rick Frueh
August 20th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Who cares about a “big tent” Christianity. The Lord knows those that are His. Many times in the west the tent is full of famous clowns.

BTW – It would save a lot of money for missions if local assemblies met in real tents. But enduring inconvenience is not our strong suit.

12   Neil    
August 20th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

a tent would not work in my climate. nor do i think it would work well in our culture. and i guess “who cares” can be the response to any analytical thought.

13   Neil    
August 20th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

as i said before pastorboy, i’m not into tents the size they have – so i am not gonna critique the color either…

i do not believe you aree with me, unless you are ready to recant a LOT of what you advocate – a well as those you side with…

14   Pastorboy
August 20th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

What I advocate? What side?

I advocate for Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I am of no political party, and of no denominational party, though I am ordained. I may be white, but I love people of all races. I am heterosexual, but I love homosexuals. I stand only for Christ, and stand against anyone who would change the message of the Gospel.

15   Jerry
August 20th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

#14, no you don’t. you advocate for a particular interpretation of those events.

16   Rick Frueh
August 21st, 2010 at 6:14 am

Your definition of an “analytical thought” and mine are very different. The “big tent” thought lacks the properties to qualify as an analytical thought…in my opinion. :cool:

17   Rick Frueh
August 21st, 2010 at 6:09 pm

If the mosque is built two blocks from “ground zero” we are all doomed, even if we follow the Creator Himself.

18   Neil    
August 29th, 2010 at 11:32 am

I stand only for Christ, and stand against anyone who would change the message of the Gospel. – pastorboy

years of arguing by you prove that you not only stand against anyone who would change the message, but all to often many who change the method as well.