“The Evangelical Intelligentsia’s primary ambition is to be more liked by the world than Jesus. They want to accomplish what Jesus could not…they want the multitudes who once shouted ‘crucify’ to give a golf-clap of appreciation. They want to be thought well of by the world for being the “reasonable” evangelicals (as opposed to those “insane fundamentalists”).”
(Pulpit & Pen) What does it mean to have a “prophetic voice” in our culture? The word seems to have been an in-word for the last several years, but I don’t know that it’s ever received proper treatment. I aspire to do so now.
I thought SBC Voices was shut down. The last several times I’ve gone to their website to see if there was something to read and subsequently make fun of, there was nothing on the blog but cobwebs. Days and days were going between posts, so I just assumed that denominational leaders stopped issuing SBC Voices their opinions and so, having none of their own, closed down the blog.
But to my dismay, I saw that a few posts were put up over the weekend as they ran obligatory, glowing commentary for the virtue-signaling ERLC #MeToo Conference called Caring Well. After all, Dave Miller (the owner-operator of SBC Voices) earned a spot at the ERLC, which his nose personally sniffed up from somewhere within Russell Moore’s L.L. Bean britches, where it seems to be perpetually brown-nosing around (a few finger-sandwiches, a plane ticket, and an honorary title is enough to bribe Dave Miller into complete sycophancy). Long ago were the days when Miller wanted to shut down the ERLC (now they’re offering him finger sandwiches, so…)
The word those posts used to describe Caring Well, written by Todd Benkert, was “prophetic.” Russell Moore is “prophetic.” Beth Moore is “prophetic.” Standing against rape is “prophetic.”