Wednesday, January 08, 2014

a Mars Hill Church that's more than a century old (in Iowa) and an old catchphrase from Denver Moore ...

Who on the west coast could have guessed there's an old Mars Hill Church in Iowa?

Fascinating.  And let's not forget that just as the name Mars Hill Church is hardly new neither is the catchphrase Driscoll's become so fond of using.  Seeing as Denver Moore's dead he's not going to mind.

In his email to friends, Hall shared that, despite all the attention and praise he received at these events, Moore wanted to be introduced in a certain simple way. 
"Tell 'em I'm a nobody that is tryin' to tell everybody about somebody that can save anybody," Moore told Hall.

From the name to the catchphrase it has a certain familiar ring to it.  Of course in Driscoll's variation that somebody isn't described as someone that can save anybody.  Chalk that one up to his being a Calvinist who affirms limited atonement, maybe?

In any case, as Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 put it (the old NIV):

9 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations,
    and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.


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