Christianity magazine editor Ruth Dickinson has defended an interview with US pastor Mark Driscoll as ‚Äúrobust and fair‚ÄĚ.
Excerpts of the interview were released to the media ahead of its publication in full on Sunday, and published on this website.
The excerpts suggested that Driscoll believes the church in Britain to be in crisis because of a lack of young, well-known Bible teachers.
He was quoted as saying: ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs just say this: right now, name for me the one young, good Bible teacher that is known across Great Britain. You don‚Äôt have one ‚Äď that‚Äôs the problem. There are a bunch of cowards who aren‚Äôt telling the truth.‚ÄĚ...
I respect Kevin Swanson and really appreciate his ministry, but its not good to make a blanket statement about the entire church in China just because some churches are in sin. That would be like saying, look at Joel Osteen and Benny Hinn, see there are no thriving churchs in America. Thats a logical fallacy that we need to be careful of. The apostle Paul also wrote about some pretty messed up churches in his day but that doesnt mean every single church had the same problems.
‚ÄúChina may very well have grown the largest Christian church population on earth, but China has a problem! 100 million people make up a growing, thriving church in China except for one little problem ‚ÄĒ they kill their children. Some churches even pay for abortions. The conscience of this nation is dead cold with respect to human life, and the Christian church isn't helping much. But what can these Christians do?
"The first pro-life ministry in China is being launched, and this may be one of the most important Christian needs on the earth today. Kevin Swanson interviews an insider who has first-hand information on the inner workings of the house church movement (representing some 100 million people). This remarkable interview statuses one of the most important developments for the kingdom of God in the 21st century.‚ÄĚ
The underground church is thriving and growing in china and korea right now... Can anyone name 1 well know popular pastor in either of those countries... No because thats not what Christianity is about. Its about Jesus Christ and not about famous preachers.
You know the question that needs to be asked in all of this is are any of his comments true? We are so politically correct these days! Everyone knows the state of the church in England is dire and wishful thinking and platitudes won't fix it. Maybe they do need some new fiery blood