April 19, 2010

Chill Out

Wisdom, Complexity, and Chilling the Heck Out

Kevin DeYoung offers some perspective as he responds to responses to Justin Taylor’s repost of Jared Wilson’s thoughts on gospel freedom.

There are some in the church who need to step back and inhale, and it’s not only young Christians.

Young Christians, especially when they are getting meaty theology and God-centeredness for the first time, can be prone to manic bouts of self-flagellation, spurts of judgmentalism, and unhealthy hyper-watchfulness.

Also, maturity knows how to use wisdom with relevance without being relative.

It feels safer at times and more heroic to be unrelentingly consistent in every situation with every individual. But in reality, maintaining gospel consistency means we understand that the same piece of advice is sometimes wise and sometimes foolish.

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