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Discussion in 'General discussions' started by Ryan&Amber2013, Jan 3, 2019.
Is he solid and worth reading?
Strictly speaking he is a good writer. Not very deep theologically. Deeper than, say, Max Lucado. Not as deep as Macarthur (and I don't think Macarthur is usually deep).
In my experience, for every subject on which he writes a better option can be found.
Philip Yancey is one of those Christian authors whose very popularity gives cause for suspicion.
In this case, any suspicion would be well founded. I, at least, tend to find any chatter about being inclusive of "homosexual Christians" to be something of a red flag. Yancey has been vocally in support since a friend of his came out as homosexual.
He's cited positively here. Download the .pdf of the interview (conducted in 2004) to get an idea of Yancey's views.
"When people ask me how I can possibly stay friends with a sinner like [my homosexual acquaintance], I respond by asking how [the aforementioned homosexual acquaintance] can possibly stay friends with a sinner like me."
"As I've attended gay and lesbian churches, I'm also saddened that the evangelical church by and large finds no place for homosexuals."
"Obviously, if a church is saying you need to give up sexual orientation, that church needs some education."
There are hints of open theism in several of his books. Whenever a writer talks about God "taking risks," red flags should pop up in our minds.
You mean, like “reckless love of God?” lol
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I believe that he is in some degree into Open theism, and is partially accepting alternate lifestyles for Christians.
This song has convinced me that young people no longer understand the definition of words.
Old Timers in 1984 admitted they didn't know, either.
Gotta love postmodernism.
Best response of 2019 thus far, keep up the work