28 September 2008

As Month's End Approaches . . .

by Phil Johnson

ince our longest-ever hiatus is only a couple of days away and Dan and Frank no doubt have major posts yet to come, I'm going to try to clean out my bottom drawer without getting in the way. To start with, here are a few stray PoMotivators®:







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15 comments:

ajlin said...

The first one is perfect. When listening to Doug Pagitt accuse Todd Friel of being "platonic" in his thought for calling heaven a place, while Pagitt was the one establishing a platonic dualism between the spiritual and the physical by denying that heaven is a place, I had to conclude: Pagitt doesn't know Plato any better than he knows the Bible.

solagravitas said...

Yes! "Platonic" is so right on.

chrish said...

I was in a bookstore today and I saw Osteen's and Pagitt's books sitting side by side. I thought, "How fitting is that? Two people with an equal amount of nothing of worth to say, who are leading others farther away from Christ."

I was amused and saddened.

Nathan W. Bingham said...

Phil:

Pagitt is going to start thinking you're stalking him with all these terrific candid shots!

Thanks for the laugh.

Stefan said...

The Scatology one is a cute pun, but I especially like the Congeniality one.

donsands said...

Wow. Wow. And Wow.

Fred Butler said...

I'm going to try to clean out my bottom drawer without getting in the way.

And you being home, sick as a dog, is God's providential way to free you up to do just that. =-)

Fred

Tim Bertolet said...

Yes, I totally agree with the Platonic one. I've also seen Tony Jones and some others throw out the 'Gnostic' card too. There is this tendancy to treat Greek thought as if it was monolithic...not to mention treating "Hebrew" thought as if it was monolithic too. Of course the former is always 'bad' and the latter is always 'good'. Does some one want to explain that given their presuppositions that all things are just embedded in cultures?

Tony said...

The Platonic poster strikes a chord with me as well... I'm tired of being accused of practicing Greek philosophy for affirming truths plainly taught in the New Testament.

JustJan said...

Now that I have had some time to consider the idea of this blog being offline for a month, I do have a questions.

Will there be a support group?

Tony said...

An information overload withdraw support group? I think going cold turkey will be good for all of us.

Solameanie said...

When I first saw the "scatology" Po-Motivator, my brain actually went elsewhere than the textbook definition of "scatological." Instead, my mind went to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald, known for her "scat" singing. I wish the Emergent folks would "scat" in that fashion instead of the orifice-related things that usually come out of their pie-eye.

Then again, having an Emergent conversation is almost like trying to translate scat into intelligible English. It just doesn't happen.

candyinsierras said...

That's right Phil. Get the Photoshop stuff out now while you can!

I think the scatological poster is appropriate for these times, since this is a generation raised on American humor, which we know is largely scatological in most of its content. It seems reasonable that the Emergent Church should employ the toilet tactic in their lives as well. If they can utilize movies like Matrix for sermons, then why not utilize movies like...oh...Dumb and Dumber for example. Or any other movie that relies on the toilet for laughs. It seems like it is all about crude and rude these days.

Dave said...

Actually, I was at a youth service a few years back where the pastor did use a clip or two from Dumb and Dumber as key illustrations.

Sad, but true.

founderandperfecter said...

Pagitt pulled this in his interview with Chris Roseborough on fighting for the faith.