My favorite columnist, Peggy Noonan, wrote about Ashley Smithâ€™s seven hours with murderer Brian Nichols. Noonanâ€™s piece is the best Iâ€™ve read yet on Ashley Smith’s encounter with the killer, and I think you should read it too. She includes the entire transcript of Smithâ€™s testimony to reporters after the event. Noonanâ€™s article is titled â€œFlannery O’Connor Country.â€ Go read this one. You will be glad that you did.
This truly is a beautiful story. What humbles me most is the fact that it was “The Purpose Driven Life” that the Lord has chosen to use in this situation. If I had my way, this book would never appeared on the scene – with its theologically lopsided message and Bible verses taken out of context. The Lord did not consult me on this one, though. What do we get as a result? Two lives are changed, my ego, which likes to hide behind the walls of theological fortress, is brought down, and all the glory goes to God.
Thanks for the comment. I agree. Soli Deo Gloria. Did you see my blog on the Purpose Driven Life? Here’s the link: http://dennyburk.blogspot.com/2005/02/purpose-driven-resurrection.html. I’d be interested to know what you think.
nathaniel adam king
Yes and what a mighty theological fortress must be built to house such a monstrous ego…JUST KIDDING!
We all know it is ‘a mighty fortress is our GOD’ not Alina’s ego…silly!
Wow! I have forgotten how much I dislike Warren! But reading your article made my blood boil all over again. I will post a reply to that article also.
Now here is a catch – how do we deal with these things in love? This would be a good article for you to write, Dr. Burk. I know you have posted an entry on how to argue theology, but this is different, and I would want to know your opinion. This also goes with your Separatist vs. Puritan entry.
I was going to write more about Rick Warren, but I think I’ll save it for my reply to that article of yours.
nathaniel adam king
HEY! you two (Alina and Dr. Burk)do me a favor and check this out and tell me what you think! PLEASE!