Why you won’t see me endorsing these people…

I’m honored to host a guest-post from my dear sister Lisa Robinson. In this rapid-paced age of competing and crafty world-views, laser-like discernment is vital.

Lisa Robinson

I spent 6 years at DTS to get my ThM (Masters of Theology). In those 6 years I heard numerous chapel messages since chapel was a requirement (6 years is a long time!). Truth be told, in my maturing years, I have trouble recalling a lot. But one message made a profound impact on me delivered by Nathan Holsteen, a professor in the Theological Studies department. Now I took many classes with Dr. Holsteen and he was also one of my thesis readers. But what really resonated with me is this chapel message he delivered in 2013 entitled Beware of Mud.

The message was built on 2 John 6-11

And this love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do…

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  1. Kimia Obiriga May 25, 2016 — 2:56 pm

    Funny because I came to this article after seeing Hill Perry’s post on Instagram about the legacy conference. A lot of artists will be present, and music is an area where this message is particularly relevant. Sometimes we do music with people because they are friends but they are not faithful to the truth or have evolved into something else with the time… It’s hard to learn to say no to collaborating, otherwise them.

    • Thanks for writing, Kimia. I think the thrust of the article is teachers who’ve clearly distorted the Gospel. But you’re right, it is hard and almost has to be seen on a case by case basis. It seems there are layers of distance in play – appearing in the same conference, working directly with someone, or publicizing your disagreement knowing you’ve spoken the truth in love and hope for correction. Difficult lines to walk, for sure.

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