I made a new friend yesterday. Although this was the 3rd or 4th time I had met him, we had never really talked before yesterday. His name is Daniel and he is from England and is married to a girl from Mexico and they are missonaries in Viña del Mar with their little baby boy. So Daniel was in Santiago yesterday and came by CEP (the seminary I work at) and we started talking. One of his first questions for me was, "Have you ever heard of a guy named Mark Driscoll?". And I laughed and nodded my head explaining listen to his sermons quite often. (some of you may remember a blog I posted about that pastor a few weeks back). It was at that point that I noticed that Daniel was carrying three books with him. They were a sure sign that Daniel and i would be friends.
1.) Confession of a Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll
2.)The story we find ourselves in. by Brian McLaren (I have also dedicated a post to him in the past)
3.) Becoming Conversant with the Emergent Church. By D. A. Carson who is one of the leading Reformed theologians and this is his response to the Emergent church.
So after 30 minutes of talking about these authors and others, Daniel had to leave and I really had to get to work. But we decided that we would try to meet up later to continue our conversation. Daniel was going to be meeting up with James (one of the most brillant guys I know down here who happens to know personally some of my favorite theologians like Grudem and Frame). And then Sam was invited (no theological conversation would be complete without him).
They came over around 8:30 and we had tea and cookies (or according to the Brits we ate biscuits). And then we just talked. I showed off my Edersheim book and James showed us some hilarious websites. In fact, really, you should see them. If you have any idea what calvinism is, ,or the emergent church you will find that these websites make you laugh for hours!
Now, if you go to these sites and don't understand a word of what it says and none of the "jokes" seem funny, YOU ARE NORMAL. But if you go to these sites and find yourself naming the names adn recognizing the pictures, then you are not normal (and your name is probably Sam, Kallie, or Rachel)
Have a great day!