23 September 2011

This 'n' That

Quick, somebody play a doctrinally sound hymn! This morning I've had the misfortune of getting the horrendous "praise" song "Draw Me Close to You" stuck in my head. So while I try fervently to replace those icky lyrics with something more God-honoring, here's your week in review (kind of):

  • For those of you who got a little...uppity...over Wednesday's post on MacDonald and Moore (I know you're there, I can hear you seething!), I suggest you go back to this post from March 2010 and listen to the audio embedded there. You'll be able to hear Moore's Scripture-twisting for yourself.
  • Rob Bell is leaving the "church" that he founded. In his absence, much of the teaching will be conducted by current co-teaching pastor Shane Hipps, who earlier this month was excited to see communion offered to a Muslim woman at Mars Hill Church.
  •  Do you desire God?


  1. How predictable that James Macdonald would baptize his open compromise with men like Perry in a self aggrandizing and utterly absurd notion that the call to discern and seperate from false teachers is unloving...tell that to the Holy Spirit Mr. Macdonald !!!!

    I trust the Holy Spirit... not guys like James who are plainly so self-important, that they believe they can now re-interpret plain teachings of Scripture and find a non-existent call to compromise Christs' direct commands. And then have the audacity to call all of this redefinition ...."LOVING"...gag me James...what sheer arrogance ...

  2. What is it about that praise song that you dislike?

  3. I'm curious as to why you don't like the song. I'm not a fan of the music style, and it is a bit sappy for my tastes, but where is the doctrinal error?

  4. That song falls, in my opinion, easily into the category of "Jesus is my boyfriend/girlfriend" songs. Look at the lyrics. You don't need a crucified and risen Savior to sing them, you just need a case of junior high puppy love.

  5. I read James MacDonald's blog about the whole lie thing before seeing it here. Honestly, I thought it was pathetic, but what was even sadder were the comments. So many people are being captivated by this sort of deception, all in the name of "love." Every time I hear something sappy-mushy-gushy about love, I think of John 14:15 where Jesus said "If ye love me, keep my commandments". I guess they forgot that Jude 3 is a commandment! Along with Titus 1:9, Rom. 16:17... and I could go on!

    My heart is so grieved by this. These men are so gifted, and just think of what they could do if they really and truly followed the Word!!!

  6. Amen, Jess! I couldn't agree with you more. I share your sentiment regarding both the blog entry and the comment string. What saddened me was not only the deception of so many - like you say, all in the name of "love" - but also some of the snippy comments that were being left by MacDonald himself. Where was the "love" that he was so quick to espouse in the post above?

    It is deeply saddening to watch men gifted by God so abuse and misuse His holy Word!

  7. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks that song "Draw Me Close to You" sounds more like a "Jesus is my boyfriend/girlfriend" song...

  8. I didn't read far enough in the comments section to read the snippy comments from MacDonald. I was too turned off to get that far! But, it doesn't surprise me. These guys are hypocritical at best, criticizing those who dare to speak against them, yet all the while proclaiming a message of love, tolerance, and acceptance. I for one have a hard time taking them seriously with the way they speak out of both sides of their mouths.


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