Sweet has become a popular author and speaker on reaching the postmodern culture for Christ. For me, Sweet is too accommodating to the culture and this approach is a good example of “you win them to, what you win them with.” To Sweet, “the church is stuck in the modern freezer” and “they stand the real risk of becoming museum churches, nostalgic testimonies to a culture that is no more.” Little effort is made by Sweet to rescue or preserve the older church culture.
The Gospel and NarrativeOctober 20, 2011
Long John Silver is a prominent name in the minds of those young (and older) boys who have read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Throughout the entire story young Jim Hawkins struggles with who the real Long John Silver is and how to understand his actions. Is he the affable, generous sea cook, and friend […]
The Highways and HedgesJune 4, 2011
I found the joy of the salvation of others. Oh, the privilege, the blessed privilege, to be used of God to win a soul to Christ, and to see a man or woman being led out of bondage by some act of ours toward them. To think that God should condescend to allow us to […]
Does Love Win?May 7, 2011
Recently, there has been an explosion of attention focused on Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which was released in March 2011 by HarperOne. The buzz surrounding this book began when Bell posted an introductory video to his book […]