. . . to the weblog of
jon p. amos, hollie's
husband & dad of
ethan, levi, finn,
ellie, marley,
& sullivan

My Photo

my complete profile
theology pintnight
hollie's xanga
kids' photos

blog roll
formerly powered by

bible gateway
daily office

Seminary, etc
Why "A minor"?
November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
October 2008
November 2008
January 2009
July 2009
August 2009
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011

A minor


Monday, July 28, 2003

Law and Love Quote
Now that I have an occasional banner ad from Still Waters Revival advertising a Gary North book (strangely enough), here's a quote from Doug Wilson's booklet Law and Love: Constructive Criticism for Reconstructionists (Moscow: Ransom Press, no date, p 7), which I finally saw for the first time today, thanks to my father-in-law's extensive Reconstructionist library:

In his essay "Confrontation With Bureaucracy," Mr North concludes an otherwise admirable paragraph with a strange version of Christian exhortation - "Sue the bastards!"

Confronted with this, Gary North could no doubt reply that the individuals to whom he was referring were not legitimate sons of God, and were in fact bastards. Fine. True enough. But this just demonstrates further his difficulty in carrying a biblical tune - and also demonstrates that he may in fact be tone deaf.
And here's the kicker:

I do not say this because I disagree with Gary North (although I frequently do), but because it is an embarrassment to agree with him. And because Gary North has a good theological mind, it not uncommon for Christians to find themselves in frequent agreement with the content of what he says. They therefore find themselves frequently embarrassed by the way he carries on. [Emphasis original]
You know, I've been pretty embarassed by some of the things Doug Wilson has published over the last year or so (e.g. the familiar jabs in Credenda and a "Short Credo" or two on the Christ Church website), and A Serrated Edge hasn't suddenly made it all better. I wonder if Mr Wilson would (or could) write Law and Love again today?

jon :: link :: comment ::

This page is powered by Blogger.
Site Meter