Friday, December 19, 2008

The quest for coolness

As you've probably heard, Rick Warren has been asked to give the invocation at Obama's inauguration ceremony, and the gay and lesbian community are outraged. Al Mohler has written a very important article on this incident and its broader implications for pastors and Christians everywhere. Here's the gist:

[Warren] now finds himself in a whirlwind, and he will not be the last. Pastor after pastor and church after church will face a similar challenge in short order. No matter how cool you think you are or think that others think you are, the hour is coming when the issue of homosexuality -- taken alone -- will be the defining issue in coolness. If you accept the full normalization of homosexuality, you will be cool. If you do not, you are profoundly uncool, no matter how much good work you do nor how much love and compassion you seek to express.
Read the whole article here.

1 comment:

David said...

Stephen,

This is becoming an issue that affects the church and every pastor and Christian. Unfortunately, many of our brothers and sisters are selling out for coolness. Honestly, I'm proud of Dr. Warren taking a Biblical stand.

Sadly, I know many families directly touched by this issue.