Got this one this week:
“I wonder if you would please answer a quick question from a genuine seeker….
My mind is reeling with the comments I hear from friends who attack the Emergent Movement. I could not possibly research all of their claims, but have caught major players in lies about Rob Bell. Would you please tell me if you have a book out that encourages people to carry actual idols around, to talk to them and rub them, and eventually they will begin to talk to you and guide you? I would be honored to receive a response from you. Thank you!”
Now, seriously, how does one even respond to an email like that? I seriously love the internet, and I love the egalitarianizing force that it has on communication. I’m a huge fan. But the dark side is that it’s so much easier today to spread nasty rumors.
Pardon me. I have to get back to rubbing my idol.