Given the content and topic of my last thread, I could not help but notice two recent online attacks directed at two prominent figures within the Evangelical paradigm: Dr. John Piper, and Dr. Pat Roberston.
The first example is a scathing critique of Dr. John Piper (a Baptist) by Dr. David Cloud (a Baptist) (1st installment; 2nd installment). Cloud's critique seems to have been primarily prompted by the following:
By his own testimony, the central principle of John Piper’s theology is “Christian Hedonism.” This is his term and he has defended it through the years against all challenges. He says it is “a philosophy that touches virtually every area of my life.” (See 1st installment.)
The second example is directed at certain comments recently made by Robertson, which came to my attention via an online Christianity Today article, with the inflammatory heading, Pat Robertson Repudiates the Gospel (published online 09-15-2011). [This article was a reproduction of a blog entry published on the same day by Dr. Russell D. Moore, under the less inflammatory Christ, the Church, and Pat Robertson.]
Since I do not consider myself an 'expert' on the overall teachings and theologies of the parties involved in the above disputes, I am going to refrain from adding my own comments, and let my readers ponder over the issues without any interference from yours truly.
Grace and peace,