Does this remind you of anyone?

22:15



This quotation from Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) doesn't make any profound theological observations, but it is one of the paragraphs I have most enjoyed reading of late.

At any rate, my friend David is more than eager to talk about postmodernism, emergent, theology, and the like. I think every church probably has a David or two - he is the rare college student who is passionate about theology, and feels a little bit like an outsider because of it. I wouldn't go so far as to put him in the "rabid young John Piper groupies" department, but if he met a beautiful young girl wearing glasses, no makeup, and an indie-rock T-shirt, reading Calvin's Institutes, he probably wouldn't hesitate to ask her to "court".

Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck, Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) (Chicago: Moody, 2008), 99.

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