Yesterday I sat back and didn’t comment — I was busy with other things, including some writing, but it seems to me that something needs to be said about this whole Mark Driscoll flap. And right off, this isn’t about Driscoll, or Pagitt, or Bell, or even Don Carson or the matchstick boys. It’s about criticism. And I hardly know where to begin… but challenges have been issued, and though most of them aren’t directed at me personally, I think I’ve got something to say (alright, I always have something to say, whether or not I should say it). There are times when criticism deserves a response, as do certain kinds of responses to criticism. I said yesterday that I probably had things to say that could get everyone upset with me… and while that’s not my intent, there are things that need saying. And I’m just dumb enough to be the one to say them.
Quoth the Sage:
There once was a rabbi named Zushua, and as he was dying his followers gathered around him and one asked him, “Rabbi Zushua, give us a wise word before you die”. And this is what Zushua said. “When I stand before God on Judgment Day, God will not ask me, ‘Zushua, why weren’t you more like Abraham or Moses?’ God will ask instead, ‘Zushua, why weren’t you more like Zushua?’” — Unknown
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