Tuesday, January 03, 2012

a review of real marriage, the truth about sex, friendship, and life together by an important Christian author

I stumbled upon a survey of married life written by an important Christian teacher.  This man has revolutionized Christian ethics and helped us all come to a more fully-orbed understanding of gospel wakefulness.  He has been widely misunderstood and mocked by critics, by haters who hate, and his work continues to exert influence on every sort of Christian who takes Jesus and the Bible seriously.  He has made some scandalous statements that have vexed liberals and fundamentalists alike.  He has been important among the emergent, missional camp.  He always keeps it real and just focuses as much as he can on Jesus and how understanding Jesus radically alters a person's understanding of life.  Some people say he's arrogant but he's really pretty humble and if you just knew his heart for Jesus you'd understand that we should give him the benefit of a doubt.

This year there's a book on sale in which this teacher talks in the plainest possible terms about the realities of married life that all Christians should consider.  This book will challenge you and speak some hard truths into your life about the way marriage is.  Not everyone will agree with what he says.  In fact most evanjellyfish will completely disagree with what this radical teacher of Christian freedom has to say about sex and marriage.  On the subject of real marriage, the truth about sex, friendship, and life together, this teacher wrote the following:

But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

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Bam!  There you go.  You're welcome.  If you would stop taking what he says out of context and just accept that what he's saying is straight from the Bible you would learn so much Gospel truth from him!

2 comments:

Sverige said...

I enjoyed the book and found some of it quite interesting and fascinating, but I also though the Driscolls wrote from the perspective of their particular brand of Christianity. I found I agreed with most everything in essence, just not always in presentation.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

um, I was actually writing about 1 Corinthians 7 as the original apostolic fielding about the realities of marriage but if you enjoyed the Driscoll book that's okay. :)