Last night I posted an update on my Facebook page expressing my condolences to Rick Warren because his youngest son committed suicide Friday night. Tragic and sad. It surprised me how quickly some people rushed in to blame Rick Warren or provide some theological explanation as to why this happened. There are no shortages of Job’s comforters. Only some of them aren’t even attempting to comfort anymore.
I also posted another update on Facebook last night:
It’s crucial to critique ideas and practices, and mature people invite it because the goal is a better world, not personal glory.
So, for example, I will certainly attack the sexist theology of John Piper, as I did yesterday, but I refuse to attack the man. I have no difficulty distinguishing the two. Some do, however.
Some people really do believe backs are for stabbing. Why not let’s use them to help carry one another’s burdens?