Sunday, January 11, 2009

Extra Discernment Required

Gentle readers, it has come to my attention that certain "Christian" reading material may require extra discernment. I must have an extraordinary ability to sense these types of books because it turns out I own so many of them. So as a public service to you, I am providing an extra discernment required warning label. Feel free to place this warning label on the books you own or even those you might find in your church library that "may have espoused thoughts, ideas, or concepts that could be considered inconsistent with historical evangelical theology."

The books in question may include, but are not limited to:
- The Shack by William P. Young
- anything by Rob Bell, Brian McLaren or Donald Miller
- probably some of the stuff by Kelly Fryer, Marcus Borg, Anne Lamott, Russell Rathbun & Shane Hipps
- definitely anything by Kim Wilkens or her dad, Tom Wilkens (shameless plug for their upcoming Un-American Activities: Countercultural Themes in Christianity)
- and perhaps the Bible, especially the CEV and Message translations

Thanks to Jeromy at A Mending Shift for pointing out this potential danger.

p.s. I find it quite ironic that LifeWay quotes Wikipedia as source material - talk about words that need to be Read With Discernment(TM)!

1 comment:

Jeromy Johnson said...

Kim, love the label. I would like to order a roll of stickers please.