Tuesday, April 14, 2015

links from here and there

"The Trouble with Unpublishing the News"

it may be hazardous to go the "free range kids" parenting route, depending on what state you live in.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/md-parents-kids-walk-investigated-article-1.2183161
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/04/13/free_range_kids_meitiv_family_under_investigation_by_maryland_cps.html


If Mark Driscoll's time in the spotlight has passed, Rachel Held Evans gets to have puff pieces written about her now, too.

Evans can talk about how progressive Christians don't like to talk about sin and that may well be a point a moderately conservative evangelical Reformed type can agree with. :)  Still, she could field how she's responded to the controversy surrounding Tony Jones and his current wife and his ex-wife any time now.  And as Wenatchee The Hatchet has written in the past, if she wanted to have done something truly significant in confronting Driscoll she could have spent more of 2012 detailing the citation errors.  But she had a book to promote and it turned out that while progressives rehearsed canards it took a couple of evangelicals here and there to shine some light on what was going on over in Seattle.  Not that a couple of progressives didn't play some valuable roles, though.

For a rambling and affable dismantling of some of Evans' methods and conclusions ... this might be worth revisiting.
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/larger-projects/podcast-review-of-a-year-of-biblical-womanhood/
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/year-of-biblical-womanhood-review-part-1/
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/year-of-biblical-womanhood-review-part-2/
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/year-of-biblical-womanhood-review-part-3/
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/year-of-biblical-womanhood-review-part-4/
https://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/year-of-biblical-womanhood-review-part-5/

There ARE progressive Christian writers Wenatchee The Hatchet takes seriously. Evans just doesn't happen to be one of them.

Anyway ... links for your perusal.

1 comment:

steve said...

As I've said on more than one occasion, I think RHE is the high school diva of evangelicalism.