Doug Wilson Says:

31 Oct

One of my pet theological peeves is a distortion of the value of “emphasis.” Heresy is a matter of right or wrong, affirmation or denial. Someone can be imbalanced by being . . . imbalanced, but damnable error involves more than being half a bubble off.


If you are limber in your joints, you can play the emphasis game, and run circles around everybody. If a theologian “emphasizes” the Old Testament too much, it might lead one to suspect Judaizing. That would be bad. Or, if you like him, you might applaud his recovery of certain Hebraic echos in the letters of Paul. If his work happens to be in the New Testament, the suspicion might be that he is active in promoting Hellenism. After all, is he not a Greek scholar? Hmmm? But if he is a good guy, then the word Hellenism disappears.

On that note I am reconsidering refering to a certain church as Mars Heretical and just calling it Mars Halfbubical.  That is all.



2 Responses to “Doug Wilson Says:”

  1. jimkastkeat November 11, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    a ‘certain church’? Don’t give it away too easily…

  2. poopemerges November 11, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    You know I got love Jim. 🙂

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