iMonk Offers an Apology worth “Getting”

For sometime I have read Michael Spencer. We have traded e-mails on a couple of occasions. Today he offers an apology that should not be missed. If the following quote won’t get you over to read the entire piece you should check your grasp of the oxymoronic.

This official apology is brought to you by Lifeway Christian Resources, Bookseller of the Southern Baptist Convention and its high view of scripture, and glad promoter of the book 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper, a description of one manâ??s 90 minutes at the gates of heaven and all he learned there about life after death. (A good bit of information here at Piperâ??s FAQ.)

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

4 comments on “iMonk Offers an Apology worth “Getting”

  1. Scott Gordon says:

    and coming up next…

    the baptist benny hinn?

    the baptist bishop spong?

    the baptist pcusa president?

    we rightly need to examine what we as baptists promote and advocate and quit trying to call everyone’s personal preferences good baptist beliefs.

    sola gratia!

  2. Todd Littleton says:


    I suppose your last statement cuts both ways.

  3. Scott Gordon says:

    yes, grace cuts both ways 🙂

    by grace alone!

    and seriously, the next to last statement does, too. i’m glad to hear you say that.

    now, don’t we need a standard (sola scriptura) by which to judge truth. and we as southern baptists should affirm a common confessional statement to help keep each other accountable, too.

  4. Paul says:

    Yes to iMonk. And then we also need to apologize to the Catholics for criticizing their use of tradition. In the last year I’ve heard more appeals to Baptist history to buttress theological arguments than I have in my entire lifetime and a much greater reliance on what this Baptist or that Baptist thought (or for that matter what “Baptists have always thought”) than appeals to Scripture by a wide margin.

    Come to think of it there are probably a few other things we should apologize to them for, but I’d better quit while I’m ahead.

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