So I’ve been reading Why Were Not Emergent
(By two guys who should be) and I couldn’t help but share a paragraph that doesn’t really have a whole lot to the emergent church, but it humored me so. This can be grouped in there with the guy whose wife got him a birthday cake that looked like a copy of Institutes from the 17th century.
At any rate, my friend David is more than eager to talk about postmodernism, emergent, theology and the like. I think every church probably has a David or two–he is the rare college student who is passionate about theology, and feels a little bit like an outsider because of it. I wouldn’t go so far as to put him in the “rabid young John Piper groupies” department, but if he met a beautiful young girl wearing glasses, no makeup, and an indie-rock T-shirt, reading Calvin’s Institutes, he probably wouldn’t hesitate to ask her to “court.”
Sound slightly familiar? Maybe so, maybe not but it humored this probably rabid young Piperite.