UPDATE: I have to be honest here. Though I still recommend your reading the Miller post and my subsequent response to what I would still characterize as Miller's non-sensical critique of my last post, it's difficult for me to recommend the SBC Voices' site (only on this particular post is this applicable). The problem is, the comment thread lost all rational toward the subject at hand, so much so, that not even Danny Akin logging on could salvage it. If you do read, expect to gain little so far as understanding is concerned.
From my standpoint, feeding frenzies on people rather than honest attempts in critiquing ideas surely cannot be ruled out a priori by those who set themselves up as official judges determining what constitutes either the best or worst in Baptist blogging, or any blogging for that matter. If SBC Tomorrow ever, ever becomes a site which exploits other people, perpetually calling into question a person's heart and/or motives, bypassing the hard thinking it takes to critique another's reasoning, another's structural argument by accurately pinpointing his or her thesis and demonstrating, through sound reason and Scripture, if necessary, another's point is not well-taken...if SBC Tomorrow would forfeit an ideal like that and instead move to the easy, slick popular approach of assigning deviancy, questioning sincerity, dismissing another view not on the basis of demonstrable inferior belief, but rather on the basis of denounced inferior behavior--i.e. pointing out a particular writing ought not be communicated cannot replace pointing out why a particular writing must be considered incorrect... if SBC Tomorrow becomes the embodiment of people feeding frenzies, it will be time for SBC Tomorrow to say, good night for good.
For now, I offer my faithful readers this commitment: SBC Tomorrow will focus on issues, taking the bumpy route of analyzing ideas not the easy road of assigning motives.
With that, I am...
Dave Miller, at SBC Voices put up a post attempting to answer my last post, Here Come Those Boozin' [young, Cool, hip] Baptists. Miller's post implicates my post as the worst kind of Baptist blogging. Well, that may or may not be the case. I've never thought of my posts as the best kind of blogging, Baptist or otherwise. But to be honest, even though I'm quite sure I've laid some eggs since 2006, I've never thought of myself as the worst either.
Even so, I encourage you to read Dave Miller's rendition of my post. Then, swing back by here and click the link below or click here to find my response to Miller at SBC Voices. I hardly ever "answer" people's criticisms of SBC Tomorrow at other sites. But I thought this one needed a definitive response.
Some folks really need to read carefully before they attempt to answer someone in a main blogpost.
With that, I am...