Yes, I am on hiatus. Still.
I'm breaking into Hiatus because the Strange Fire conference has lit up many heads with tongues of fire decrying Dr. MacArthur (though tellingly: not Joni or R.C. Or Conrad Mbewe) for the conference and its content.
The pervasive complaint has been that there's all this talk "about" Charismatics, and not talking "to" Charismatics.
Let's change that.
I am willing to sponsor a conversation with any willing, serious and sober charismatic here at TeamPyro in spite of my alleged hiatus. I can record it as a podcast, or we can do it via e-mail as a written exchange. My only requirements are these three:
1. There must be a limit. If it's audio, it must have a time limit -- 60 or 90 minutes. If it's written, some sort of content limiter like 10 questions each and a max word limit for responses and questions.
2. There must be fairness. That is: I expect that you will ask me clear and direct questions, and I will answer them; but when I ask you clear and direct questions, you must answer them.
3. It must be completely and totally unedited after the sound check is complete via audio, or after the initial establishment of terms is complete via e-mail.
And here's the massive bone I'm going to throw in:
I am willing to concede, for the sake of this discussion, D.A. Carson's interpretation of 1 Cor 12-14, so that we are not squabbling over the hermeneutics of the issue. That is: since you want that passage to say, "well, of course the gifts will continue," you got it, and there's a sober and serious person who agrees with you. I concede on that point - now let's talk turkey.
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I reserve the right to accept one and only one person to do this with, and I refuse to be shamed for not dedicating the rest of my life to this topic. You want to talk to us and be talked to about this? This is your chance. Find someone you think will make the best of this shot and let him or her contact me.
Ball is in your court.