you may have seen this article in the NY times over the weekend. the catchy title caught my eye - "who would jesus smack down?" a very interesting exploration of some of our brothers and sisters in Jesus.
for me, the best line of the article comes at the end. it reads:
Driscoll’s New Calvinism underscores a curious fact: the doctrine of total human depravity has always had a funny way of emboldening, rather than humbling, its adherents.
whenever i read an article like this my first instinct is to chortle to myself and revel in my being right and "them" being wrong. i am, by god's grace, practicing the use of a better but more shy reflex. one of prayer and grace and humility.