15 June 2011

Open Letter to Frank Turk

by Frank Turk

Dear Frank:

Some people are offended when you do this, but Phil loves it. That's the actual yard stick for this blog anyway, so here goes.

No more throw-away open letters. You have plenty of time during the week to prep, research, draft and finalize a decent open letter for Wednesday, and if you played less City of Heroes, you'd get it done right.

I mean: think of the open letters you could have written this week! The SBC is in full swing in Phoenix! You got some astounding solicitations in the e-mail this week -- think of what one of those could have rendered, given the sources. The Presbyterians are meeting as well, and Doug Wilson wrote a piece on peadocommunion. What jovial repartee could have come from that!

So listen: get yourself together. It only takes about 3 hours to write the better letters, and you have that kind of time. This is your only blog post all week, for pete's sake. You're not too busy to do it right.

Thanks, and God bless you.






27 comments:

donsands said...

Nice exhortation and encouragement to consider here Frank: considering the source is an exemplar of exhortation.

Dave Miller said...

I think your tone could be a bit more conciliatory, Frank. After all, Frank is a Christian brother and you really can't understand the pressure Frank has on a daily basis, can you Frank?

Brad Leake said...

Frank,
Did you personally meet with Frank and discuss your differences with him prior to writing this letter? Do you really think that a public blog is the place for such harsh condemnation?

stratagem said...

I could help yoo, then yoo cud edit the final drafft. I rite gud. Real gud.

Neil said...

A well put, carefully researched arrow. I hope he repents.

Al said...

You're not crazy if you blog to yourself, but I will begin to worry if you start commenting on your post with anything resembling a rebuttal.

al sends

CGrim said...

Oh man, you stuck it to that heretic!

Frank Turk said...

I'm enjoying the rating for this post.

And I did actually call this guy before posting. He said he didn't talk to watchbloggers.

The Squirrel said...

Frank,

I think you make some great points in this letter, but you failed to take Frank to task for spamming on twitter. This really should have been addressed, I think.

:o)

Squirrel

Stefan said...

Classic. Not only did you write a letter to yourself, you even linked to yourself, featuring an interview with yourself!

Given that we're all so wickedly selfish, one must stand in awe at those who succeed in doing it so openly and brashly.

Phil Johnson said...

Amen to all of it. The letter. The rebukes aimed at Frank Turk. All the comments so far. And the "Phil loves it" line.

Pichura said...

Fake Rob Bell: Can we be certain that Frank even exists?
All this "Frank" talk maybe in vain.

David Regier said...

Maybe you should challenge yourself over at the d-blog. I'd like to see a Turk recursion.

ajlin said...

That's tellin' him, Frank!

Bob Johnson said...

Now THIS was an open letter just begging to be written. :-)

Frank Turk said...

Squirrel --

If Frank has researched this more fully, he would have listed that especially.

#moonfruit

GutCheckPress said...

Frank,

The open letters have jumped the shark. You need a new thing, buddy.

-=Dr. Bob Kelso

Fillip said...

Frank, you are now my favorite. Sorry Phil, Pecadillo and DJP.

Frank Turk said...

I can't believe that someone hi-jacked the Gut Check account to say that.

Jugulum said...

Don't listen to the tone-police nay-sayers.

I, for one, appreciate how frank you were in this letter.

Susan said...

It seems like Blogger has swallowed my comment again...or could Frank have deleted it because I said,

"Hey...I don't like your tone...."

:)

Steve Berven said...

Frank, I notice that you didn't site even one instance of scripture in your letter. This, to me, makes it far less credible. Clearly this is much more of a personal vendetta against Frank than any sort of Biblical scholarship.

For shame.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

Oh, the humanity! These comments brought me so many chuckles I had tears rolling down my cheek. I pretty much agree with everyone's criticisms as well. (Though I'm saddened a little that no one has come to this poor wretch's defense to be lightly toasted by the regulars here.)

satisfied2nd said...

OK. Someone needs to interview Frank because Frank was so hard on him. Surely Frank is just misunderstood...

Solameanie said...

I feel like I've just watched that Star Trek episode with Frank Gorshin and his alien opponent. Frank was black on one side and white on the other, while his opponent's shading was on opposite sides. And they fought each other complete with sparks and smoke.

Now if Frank Turk begins acting like Frank Gorshin's portrayal of "The Riddler," I will be seriously worried.

Gordan said...

Hypothetical: If this Frank Turk guy doesn't repent, will you follow Matthew 18 and bring one or two more Frank Turks to confront him? If he still remains adamant in his ways, I fear you will have to take him before the whole Frank Turk assembly and tell them. And then treat him like...Frank Turk.

Frank Turk said...

It's posts like this one who reveal who the true believers and fans of this blog are.