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Is Becoming a Christian Intellectual Suicide?” (Link Fixed) I think Mark Dever’s survey of Christian intellectuals in most every intellectual field, historical and contemporary, answers the question pretty definitively.

This article from Dr. Danny Akin, Pres. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is more than a paragraph and it’s worth the read for all those interested in the recent internet scuffle caused by the recent “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation.”  Great balance and tone.  More of that would be nice.

Forward Progress thinks that being filled with the Holy Spirit might just be boring.  I agree:

“…being boring might be one of the greatest cultural sins of our time. As people who are constantly entertained and amused, it is baffling for us, even as Christians, to think that being filled with the Spirit of God might not result in something amazing and mystical in appearance.”

Dalmond Bodden: “All talk and no walk won’t make you worthy; it only makes you wordy.”  True.


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7 thoughts on “Paragraphs and Points”

  1. If anyone thinks being filled with Holy Spirit is boring, then that is a sure sign that they are NOT filled with Holy Spirit.

    1. Thabiti Anyabwile says:

      Am I to assume you didn’t read the post but reacted to the somewhat provocative language of “boring”?

      1. No. I read the post. I was just making a rather provocative observation.

  2. David says:

    Your first link is not working.

  3. Yip, the first link isn’t working for us either; do you have an address Pr Anyabwile?

  4. Thabiti Anyabwile says:

    Hey gang,
    The link should be fixed now.

  5. Daryl Little says:

    No link for me…

    I agree with the little clip from the post though. A long obedience in the same direction is certainly boring, especially when the church down the street claims that all kinds of cool and wierd things happen when you’re filled with the Spirit.

    I spoke with an old friend the other day, who has left the Pentecostal church in favour of the local Baptist church.

    “It’s good to know that the Holy Spirit works through this,” he said, holding up his Bible “and not through some big Pentecostal experience.”

    I couldn’t agree more.

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Thabiti Anyabwile is a pastor for Anacostia River Church in southeast Washington, DC and a council member of The Gospel Coalition.

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