Because it has been a particularly elephant-y week, and because my RSS feed is filled with articles referencing the Elephant Room 2, I'm left with little choice but to make this an official Pachyderm edition of This 'n' That. Of course, at the end of the day, there are still going to be three categories of people:
- Those who, ahem, *lovingly* refer to critics as "Haters" and who celebrate unity and emotional expressions of love at the expense of the truth and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Those who grieve over the lack of biblical discernment in the visible church today and who acknowledge the importance of speaking out against it, while standing firmly upon the Word of God.
- Those who have never even heard of T.D. Jakes, James MacDonald, or Mark Driscoll and who know nothing of church-dwelling elephants, or those who have, but are completely uninterested in the entire debacle (and who can blame them).
With that, please enjoy this compilation of pachyderm-esque articles as you ponder your week in review (kind of):
- Did T.D. Jakes really affirm the Trinity as defined by biblical Christianity? Here's the transcript, you decide.
- My friend Daniel Neades has written another marvelous article: Elephant Room 2: May We Now Regard T.D. Jakes as Trinitarian and Orthodox?
- Carl Trueman offers his two cents which, let's face it, are worth far more than a mere two cents!
- "Manifestations" and "persons" are pretty much the same thing. You know, as long as "you make sure your footnotes are properly added."
- James White addressed T.D. Jakes and Modalism on Twitter yesterday. Apprising Ministries has a good recap of this Twitter commentary.
- Speaking of James White, he also spent today's episode of the Dividing Line discussing this issue. It's well worth a listen.
- I don't know how he did it, but Ken Silva obtained exclusive video footage of the pre-Elephant Room dinner.
- Chris Rosebrough discusses ER2 with Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend.
- Getting straight to the point: Jakes "masterfully deconstruct[ed] the entire practice of theology." And the respected, popular pastors in charge let him get away with it.
- A humorous article from last October reminds us of the true attitude behind these shenanigans.
- Trinity vs. Oneness: