Post re:think


The heart of the post that was in this place was to expose and refute faulty thinking from those who are somewhat mired in extreme fundamentalism. Unfortunately, it occurred to me after I had posted it, that when I spent time writing about the critical spirit of those who are enslaved to fundamentalism, I was – in some way – guilty of the same sin. I apologize for those who read this. It’s my intent to build up the church of Christ and not tear down! For that reason I have removed the original post, although I still agree with the premise of avoiding extreme fundamentalism, and have replaced it with this explanation & apology.
I’m sorry!

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

7 thoughts on “Post re:think

  1. I note there are advertisements here and there on his website. I am also aware that controversy brings hits, particularly when you mention famous and controversial names. And sprinkle in some mud.

    No suprises, for me, yet.

  2. Micah, I did not get to see the post before you took it down, but I appreciate your desire to be above reproach in blogo-rhetoric. I struggle with this myself sometimes; I can’t imagine a regular blogger who doesn’t, at least in the SBC. Thanks for modeling for us all the integrity to know when to yank a post and apologize.

  3. Nathan-

    Thanks for the encouragement. Introspection and self-correction is a difficult, yet absent, practice in much of the blog world, it seems. It has taken some difficult lessons of “shooting my mouth off” before I finally have begun to see the importance of it.

  4. Micah:
    Like Nathan I did not see the original post but I appreciate your spirit. Often as I read blogs focused on pontification I am reminded of a line from Shakespeare: “Methinks thou dost protest too much.” We all tend to lament those things we see in ourselves that we would rather correct in others than deal with in our own hearts. So, a healthy dose of encouragement can surely balance the tendency of us all to point out the sticks in the eyes of others. Which is why I so love your blog. Your heart comes through.
    After all, considering we type these words and can review them before posting, can we really do anything except confess our faults when we say things not worthy of our Lord?
    Have a merry Christmas. I may actually have a little time to blog more now that school is out :-).

  5. Dr. Reid,

    I concur. (with both you and Nathan, for clarification’s sake)

    I appreciate the kind words. Sometime’s I wonder if my heart comes through more than my head. I hope that there is a genuine balance. I am terrified of being either too emotional or too intellectual. I think, though, I won’t ever have to fear too much of the latter.

    I’m glad to hear that you’ll be online a bit more. Hopefully the Christmas break will be exactly that….a break.

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