Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Dad is a Heretic

At least that's what some fundamentalist website thinks.

My favorite part is...well, uh, it's all too good for me to have just one favorite part actually. Please, go read it.

Then go read my Dad's blog, which is totally non-heretical

And in case you wondered, the "Hell isn't sexy enough anymore" quote from the heretic website is from the beginning of an article on the lack of preaching about hell in evangelical churches in the L. A. Times. My Dad, who by the way at one point preached an entire series on hell (indeed affirming its existence), talked with this reporter for hours and indeed did utter that sentence. But those five words are the only ones from the interviews that the reporter used.

Anyway, my Dad emailed me proudly today to let me know that he is now a real, living heretic. Isn't it great news?

8 comments:

Erin said...

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh? That website that labeled your pops as a heretic seems really credible. And what a thorough and conclusive description of all his heresies. NOT!

Damian Romano said...

He needs his own Theologian Trading Card now...

Norman Jeune III said...

With these kind of accusations flying the Orthodoxy Dodgers are going to let Pelagius go as a free agent and your dad should get picked up as a first round draft pick!

Jeffrey Bruce said...

This thing won't die, will it?

Bill Faris said...

I wonder if this is some sort of celestial alignment in that a small group of Vineyard leaders and myself who had requested space from a nearby church for a weekend meeting were given Hank Hanagraff's former office (and we all know how cozy he felt with us Vineyard types!)

Coincidence?... I don't think so!

Matt Wilcoxen said...

Hell might not be sexy, but being a heretic is, apparently. This is especially true if that site represents "orthodoxy."

Randy Stuck said...

Maybe you should start a facebook heretic fanpage?

greenyuppie said...

I really like the comment about 'kids dancing as well.'

Didn't Kevin Bacon cover this already?

"'From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer, or so that their crops would be plentiful, or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit, and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate.'' And that is the dancing we're talking about. Aren't we told in Psalm 149? "'Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Let them praise his name in the dance.'' Amen. And it was King David- King David, who we read about in Samuel. And what did David do? What did David do? What did David do? ''David danced before the Lord with all his might leaping and dancing before the Lord.'' Leaping and dancing. Ecclesiastes assures us that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh and a time to weep. A time to mourn and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It's the way it was in the beginning. It's the way it's always been. It's the way it should be now. " -Footloose