Nothing to Say?

Is it possible I have nothing to say about Ann Coulter being named as an American Studies speaker at my alma mater Harding University, a conservative Christian institution which would expel any student for using the type of language or living the kind of lifestyle she represents – even if that student solidly agreed with her politics?

Is it conceivable that I have nothing to comment about the fact that Harding will invite Coulter to speak, but not alumnus and minister Mike Cope (possibly because someone misrepresents what he believes about baptism before their board) nor popular speaker writer Jeff Walling (possibly because he once told a group of young listeners that “Jesus liked to party” in connection with His turning water to wine at Cana)?

Sure it’s possible. It’s conceivable.

But most of what I could say has already been said, and better, by others. Look around on my linked blogs. You’ll read what I mean.

At the same time, I’d just like to say that it’s a pity that an entire fellowship gets caught by the world airing our dirty laundry in public even while technology makes it possible to communicate our feelings on this controversy more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

It was – and still is – a pity when the current technology was mostly “brotherhood newspapers.”

It’s not as if our communication could ever be private through these channels.

But we of the Church-of-Christ fellowship too often write/speak as if we are completely unaware that our words are out there for all to see and hear – or worse, as if we don’t care what “the world” thinks.

“If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.” – I Peter 4:11a

4 thoughts on “Nothing to Say?

  1. Like it. Truth be told, all of our theological discussions are probably a turn-off to those we are supposedly trying to reach. If we thought of them as relationships instead of projects we might be more sensitive to that. Whew! That feels better.

  2. How do we have a family discussion where only the family hears it? Ahh…..that is the challenge. I think the discussion is good, but only if we can do it in a way that will bring glory to the father. Thanks for your words of encouragement to do that such thing.

  3. The very reason I don’t post a lot of “church” stuff myself. I don’t want my struggles with brothers and sisters who don’t feel they have the same freedoms in Christ that I have to turn other people off.

  4. I like her, and I am not sure what she has said in the past that you think is so bad.I think she is often quoted out of context, but even then, it is usually stuff the Left just doesn’t like, not that it isn’t Christian.

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