Beware of Dogs

During the night Nathan Busenitz posted his points about why Mark Driscoll is not justified in his particular use of provocative and offensive speech. By mid-morning Doug Wison responded with counterpoints.

Not that either one of them asked, or cared, but I really was tempted to add my two cents. Then I remembered: beware of dogs.

Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own
is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Proverbs 26:17

I am not calling these men dogs. I am keeping my hands out of the fray. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch…but really, beware of dogs.

The Art and Discipline of Ignoring

Mark Driscoll posted about our beeping, ringing, and vibrating merciless sovereign gods [link no longer good]. Key quote:

[T]here is a new spiritual discipline of fasting from technology to be mastered [so that] we can enjoy the life and people that God puts in front of us rather than ignoring them while we peck away with our thumbs and chat about nothing, which in the end is rarely as important as the people we are ignoring all around us.

In other words, you can identify what’s most important to you by what you ignore.