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9.28.2007

weekend levity

I don't know who Don Carson is. Apparently some seminary professor at one of those Reformed schools Up North. But, for the past few months, someone has been writing an absolutely hilarious blog that pretends to be written from Carson's point-of-view. And it's a scream. So much of a scream, in fact, that the authors decided to quit because of the controversy/threats from the seminary's administration.

Anyway, they're taking down the Fake Carson blog today or tomorrow. I highly recommend that you catch up today while you're wasting time and wondering why TV is making us have a September game at 2:30 tomorrow. Please note that earlier posts (namely, before it got so controversial) are generally funnier. Here are some of my favorites:
  • The relationship between Paige Patterson's career trajectory and global warming ("Everywhere that Patterson goes, the air gets hotter.")
  • An imagined conversation between Roger Olson and John Piper ("Pipes: Well, Roger, I respect you a great deal and I want things to be right between us. I want us to be able to work together to further the kingdom and to bring glory to God. So just admit that my model of God's sovereignty is the correct one and we can put all of this behind us.")
  • A Paige Patterson phone call ("...we're pretty sure that 'women in ministry is the Communism of the New Millennium.")

2 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

D. A. Carson is some off-brand independant Baptist who teaches N.T. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Just so you know.

About a decade ago, Carson became alarmed at what he saw as increasing liberalism WITHIN evangelical circles and writing warnings about it. This has endeared him greatly to SBC folks like Al Mohler.

Friday, September 28, 2007 3:18:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Ohhhh. That explains why I'm so amused by the blog, then! Thanks!

Sunday, September 30, 2007 9:31:00 PM

 

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