Here’s what I wrote and what they wrote:
|SHANE HIPPS TO JOIN MARS HILL
The announcement several days ago that Shane Hipps, author of Flickering Pixels (Zondervan) would be leaving Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Arizona to join the teaching staff of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been greeted with mixed reactions. In case you don’t know Shane, here’s how his personal website tells it:
The heresy-hunting website Apprising Ministries wasted no time — and no love — to proclaim that Hipps joining Rob Bell amounted to “peas in a corrupt spiritual pod;” mixing the metaphor with a picture of sheep jumping off a cliff. C’mon guys, tell us what you really think.
I mentioned last week my own concerns with Rob Bell’s recent interview with the Boston Globe. But the sensationalism of Apprising — a ministry birthed by Ken Silva, a SBC (Southern Baptist Convention) pastor in America — somewhat destroys their credibility.
Instead, I decided to head over to Trinity Mennonite’s website and in particular take the time to listen to Shane’s announcement — it’s not his final sermon — to his church in its entirety. It was, I believe one of the finest sermons I’ve ever heard where a pastor defines his calling to move on. And while the sermon was somewhat of an administrative necessity, he alluded to several passages of scripture.
Several times he tells his congregation that he loves them. Something you don’t often hear pastors say with this level of emotion. He tells them that he didn’t “create” anything at Trinity, but simply “named” the giftings that were working within the congregation.
I personally doubt if any of the Apprising Ministries people bothered to listen to that sermon. They don’t know Shane’s heart. And based on their resource list, they don’t understand the next generation — or ministry to the next generation — whether labeled emergent, emerging, missional or postmodern.
You can hear the sermon by clicking on the sermon audio page, and selecting Sunday, October 4th. Take the time to listen as you’re working at your computer for the next half hour.
SHANE HIPPS TO JUNCTION MARS HILL
The proclamation several years ago that Shane Hipps, writer of Flittering Pels ( Zondervan ) would be leaving Threesome Mennonite Church in Glendale, AZ to join the instruction staff of Mars Hill Word Chapel Church in K Rapids, MI holds been recognized with miscellaneous reactions. Just in case you make n’t cognise Shane, here Holds how his personal website states it:
The heresy-hunting site Apprising Ministries squandered no clip and no love to proclaim that Hipps joining Rob Bell amounted to “ peas in a corrupt religious seedcase; ” merging the metaphor with a ikon of sheep leaping forth a drop-off. C’mon cats, say us what you really believe.
I cited last hebdomad my ain concerns with Rob Bell ‘s recent interview with the Boston Earth. But the sensationalism of Apprising a ministry birthed by Cognizance Sylva, a SBC ( Southern Baptist Convention ) parson in America slightly destruct their credibleness.
Alternatively, I determined to head over to Trinity Mennonite’s website and particularly yield the clip to listen to Shane ‘s annunciation it Holds not his last discourse to his church in its entireness. It was, I believe one of the finest discourses I ‘ve ever heard where a parson delimitates his vocation to go on. And while the discourse was slightly of an administrative necessity, he alluded to several transitions of Word.
Several times he states his fold that he loves them. Something you make n’t oftentimes hear rectors state with this grade of emotion. He says them that he maked n’t “ make ” anything at Three, but only “ called ” the giftings that were working within the faithful.
I personally doubt if any of the Apprising Ministries people troubled to listen to it discourse. They make n’t cognize Shane ‘s bosom. And based on their resource listing, they make n’t understand the following contemporaries or ministry to the following contemporaries whether labeled emergent, emerging, missionary or postmodernist.
You can hear the preaching by snapping on the sermon audio page , and taking Sun, Oct Fourth. Take the clip to listen as you ‘re work on your computer for the following half hr.
But the question is, “Who are they?” The person in question blogs on Windows Live, which means I can’t even leave a comment. He (or she) ripped off the entire article including the pictures, the links and even the formatting. I can’t decide if this is funny or pathetic. Or someone’s high school homework exercise. A mention would be nice.
If you have Hotmail or Windows Live, and want to suggest that credit where credit is due would be appropriate, you can link to it here.
Or maybe someone can just tell me what language it is I’ve been translated into…