Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another "Bridge To Nowhere"?

Brother Bob Ross posted this today.


I suppose you may have noticed, Charles, that Tom Ascol of the Flounders has announced on his blog the program for the so-called "Building Bridges Conference," November 26-28, 2007 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

This appears to be another one of those entities referred to as "A Bridge to Nowhere" (Google for other examples).

The speakers on the program include Ascol, Daniel Akin, R. Albert Mohler, Tom Nettles and others. "This historic gathering next month promises to be a wonderful time of fellowship, instruction, worship and encouragement," says Ascol.

For $104 you get to hear 19 speakers and consume 5 meals.

From the Flounders' perspective, I'm sure Ascol and Nettles view this as an opportunity to make some proselytes to the "ordo polluted" Hybrid Calvinism version of "Calvinism," and perhaps attract some new recruits and supporters for the "Friends of the Flounders Movement."

From the perspective of Mohler and Akin, they probably view this as an opportunity to encourage moderation in the tone and temperament of the modern "Calvimania" among the Hybrid Calvinists, such as the Flounders, blogging seminarians, borderline hypers, and outright hypers.

You know, Charles, I think all of these fellows could learn a lesson from a James Russell Lowell poem which I recall from my high school years, "The Vision of Sir Launfal" -- wasted time, energy, and wealth searching for the Holy Grail, while the real or more needful opportunity to serve the Lord was lying just outside the castle's gate.


At Friday, October 12, 2007 1:49:00 PM, Anonymous pat said...

wow! i googled "bridge to nowhere". I thought surely google's first link would be to alaska but it was to the calivinist flyswatter. the gravina island bridge is to connect to a population of less than 50. i guess there are some similarities (smile).



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