Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Post that Isn't what was supposed to be...

Ron at Challies.com has come out with part II of his critique of the Emergent Church.

From the lead-in in the last article, and the way the current article is written, you would think he was talking about McLaren's book A New Kind of Christian. But if you check the footnotes, it turns out he really isn't. He's talking about McLaren from an Andy Couch article about McLaren's book in Christianity Today.

So, IMHO, there's no reason to critique somebody's critique of a person if they haven't even bothered to read their intended target's book!!! If I turned in a term paper in seminary like this, I'd have gotten my head handed to me on a platter - and rightly so.

Note to Ron - if you're going to critique somebody, and expect others to take you seriously, take the time and bother to actually READ what you're supposedly critiquing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Spencer said...

This is so freakin typical. Pathetic.

11:27 AM  
Blogger burttd said...

To be fair, he mentioned in the comment thread for that post that he has written directly on McLaren's book on his website. Why he didn't reference that in this article, I will never know...

7:38 AM  

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