In spite of his title as a "clarity evangelist," a tweet sent out this morning by Mancini is rather, well, unclear:
These are questions which must be asked and answered. After all, we must presume that if your vision casting pastor isn't also dripping vision, then clearly he is failing in his self-declared mission. Nobody wants a pastor who isn't walking around with a hanky in his pocket to catch the excess vision drips.
As for you, the mere pew-sitter and church member, if you do not wish to drip vision yourself, we suggest a simple antihistamine. That should dry it right up.
Okay, you can thank Chris Rosebrough for bringing the above tweet to my attention, and thus for inspiring the bizarre commentary that followed. With that, please enjoy this beautiful Fall day, as well as your week in review (kind of):
- A new website went live early this week: The Elephant's Debt. It likely will be of great interest to those who have been affected by the fallout of Elephant Room 2, as well as those who have been following the recent wretched decline of Harvest Bible Chapel and pastor James MacDonald, much of which has been covered here at Do Not Be Surprised.
- No doubt that many expected to see some fanfare on this site for The Elephant's Debt. In lieu of that for now, I offer you some thoughts shared by pastor Ken Silva. Chris Rosebrough also discussed these issues on his radio show, Fighting for the Faith. At this time, I've not much more to add to what these two men have said.
- About a day or so after The Elephant's Debt began to make the usual rounds, Carl Trueman posted a rather timely piece at Reformation 21. Methinks he may have caught wind of some elephant stench.
- A.W. Pink once wrote about "self-elevated little popes," a phenomenon not uncommon in evangelicalism today.
- In other Illinois news, an Illinois man was arrested this week and charged in a plot to bomb 48 Oklahoma churches.
- Planning to evangelize in a park in New Jersey? Better watch out.
- The "gospel" according to Rome. Yes, those quotation marks are intentional.
- Hundreds of Catholics were praying at Crystal Cathedral.
- Marsha West has written a good article on last week's live taping of Oprah's Lifeclass with Joel Osteen and Rick Warren.
- Speaking of Osteen, have you ever noticed how he loves to use Proverbs to propagate his false teaching that everyone deserves to be rich and prosperous? Yeah, that would be a misinterpretation of wisdom literature.
- Rick Warren went from Oprah's New Age gobbledy-gook to The Resurgence Conference, the latest gathering of the new, ecumenical, evangelical magisterium.
- Bob DeWaay writes about Beth Moore's illicit tent of meeting.
- Build-a-Baby workshop—it's legal in the U.S.
- Repentance is important. Don't share the Gospel without it. In fact, you can't preach the true Gospel without it.
- The sexualization of children starts early.
- Mormon Mitt Romney met with ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham. Go ahead, write your own punchline.
- Al Mohler writes about the two rival religions: Christianity and post-Christianity.
- Pastor Don Green preaches on Psalm 90. You might want to sit down for this one.