PBS actually had a short segment on the Emergent Church movement with both McLaren and Carson being interviewed. Anyone who has read almost anything on the movement won’t find anything new here, but it was actually handled rather fairly, which surprised me a good bit. Here’s the link to the web version of the story, which includes streaming video of the segment they aired. McLaren’s obvious discomfort at the term “certainty” is both educational, and sad. Luke 1:4, ESV: “that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” I guess Luke, and the other NT writers, and the Holy Spirit Himself, failed? Possibly if we would read more medieval philosophy we’d be able to figure it out.
Lakewood Church moved into the old home of the Houston Rockets today. I can’t imagine the size. But the one thing that caught my attention was that they played greetings and congratulations from various high-profile folks. Like T.D. Jakes.
John Calvin won an online survey about the greatest theologian ever. Online surveys are so meaningful, aren’t they? But this one is in fact interesting, since they asked William Lane Craig about Calvin’s win, and his response was quite consistent for the leading promoter of Molinism today:
Dr. William Lane Craig, research professor at Talbot School of Theology at La Miranda, Calif., doesn’t agree.
“I think he just made too many missteps to say that he is the greatest theologian,” said Craig. “Presumably, the greatest would be someone whose system of thought is largely true and I don’t think that’s the case with Calvin.”
I would love to get a list of his “missteps” from Craig’s perspective.