Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Big Appetite for Heresy

Remember the best selling book Blue Like Jazz? I remember buying and reading it after a respected church leader told me how much he liked it. I don't remember much about the book other than the line where Miller says “There was something inside me that caused [Jesus] to love me” (Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz), 238. 

That was enough to make me conclude that the book was a bad book, to lose respect for the church leader, and to wonder why an evangelical publisher would promote such things. An extreme reaction? Not if Pelagianism is a heresy. 

So what's the relevance to Theology for Breakfast? The relevance is that if we knew our heresies better, we wouldn't gobble them up as if it were the gospel. 

The next two doses of heresy for breakfast are Apollinarianism (2.17) and Pelagianism (2.24).