David Ould has a problem with evangelicals who he thinks aren't really worthy of the title;all because they disagree with his point of view. He says of evangelicals who support women bishops...No, the thing that starting to really frustrate me is the way it is encouraging a whole tranche of believers who call themselves "evangelical" to handle the Bible in a way that you couldn't really describe as "robust". Instead of solid, clear, arguments we are increasingly hearing appeals to "subtexts" and "cutural context" and "the general approach" rather than solid exegesis on the relevant passages. Further, when we to an actual text we often get shown conclusions that seem to have no basis in the supposed supporting document.
Let's ask David Ould's mentor Phillip Jensen to explain if he listened to the VIBES that ended the acceptance of slavery and hitting children?
I'll have to trade the twig in for a pen! Maybe then, these fundamentalists might listen ...but knowing them they'd veto the changes made and produce another version of their ESV Bible with gender stereotypes!
BREAKING THANKFULNESS - Chapter 22: " I find it thrilling to discover that I have just awakened from what seemed a very long and less than cheerfilled sleep." Len - *EARLIER CHAPTER:* "*I ran/run in life! Ready (again)! Fearless/afraid, hardworking/feckless, steaming/rolling/drolling but mostly clammouring for, and ...
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