Tuesday, November 22, 2005

RE: National Youth Workers Convention

At that point, a couple people shouted from the back, "Way to go, Tony. We love what you're doing. Keep it up!" I said, "Listen, I'm not trying to be a martyr here, I just want to know why is pinning me down so important? Why do you have such a passion to categorize me?"

About then, another guy spoke up: "OK, then why don't you just put the argument to rest and make a definitive statement about what Emergent believes about absolute truth."

I replied, "Emergent doesn't have a position on absolute truth, or on anything for that matter. Do you show up at a dinner party with your neighbors and ask, 'What's this dinner party's position on absolute truth?' No, you don't, because it's a non-sensical question."
Source (emphasis mine)

Well, while asking what a dinner party's position on absolute truth may be silly to this man it is not anything like asking him (a pastor & public speaker) to define something that he admits he prescribes to. And what the heck? A supposedly Christian pastor doesn't have a position on absolute truth, OR ANYTHING ELSE?!!!!!! What about Christ's divine nature? What about His resurrection? What about the infaliblity of the Bible? Come on man, if you're going to say the EM is Christian let's hear your beliefs!


Rick said...

do you think maybe the question was off? in that sense, it was nonsensical? if you're asking that, are you looking for a particular answer to judge, or are you really looking for info, or what? i think his answer was as provocative as what his actual answer to the question would've been, but that's just me :)

no ever asks me what's my take on absolute truth.

Kristina said...

I'm looking for information. I want to understand, but am unable to do so b/c nobody says what they believe.

Kristina said...

Also, sorry I just thought about this, should it really matter? I believe that as Christians people should know what we believe, we shouldn't be holding back talking about our beliefs simply b/c we are afraid of people "judging" us.