Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Doug Groothuis on "Point of View"

I just finished a two-hour interview for the "Point of View" radio program, hosted by Kerby Anderson and Carmen Pate. They should soon archive the program. It was mostly about postmodernism, but covered many topics, especially when we turned to the callers. Kerby and Carmen are excellent co-hosts, giving me time to speak, plugging my book, and making intellligent comments.

This is the five hundredth post on The Constructive Curmudgeon, which was born in July of 2005. How should we celebrate--or should we celebrate at all?


Paul D. Adams said...

Celebrate with silence.

Silence frees us from the temptation to control people or circumstances with our words. “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”

Silence disarms the weapons of our duplicity; particularly, the “words” that wage war in relationships.

Silence strips us of deceit and forces us to remain honest. Pr 10:19, “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”

Silence gives us the time to consider our words carefully.

Okay...I'll be quite now ;-).

Jeremy said...

I used to listen to that show everyday when I lived in Dallas. The original host, Marlon Madeaux, was an alum of Southwestern Assemblies of God (as am I).

Jeremy said...

That should have been Southwestern Assemblies of God University, sorry.

Yossman said...

I have a few suggestions:

1. Invite your readers to add a comment with their favorite Curmudgeon quote.

2. Get together with all of your curmudgeonly fans, drink a glass of wine and listen to Pat Metheney.

3. Invite you readers to write about their apologetic endeavours and reward the three most interesting submissions with a free copy of 'Truth Decay'.

4. Continue along the same line of the past 500 posts.

Shawn White said...

To Paul D. Adams suggestion, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "Complaint always comes back in an echo from the ends of the world; but silence strengthens us."