Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Founders' Image-Makeover?

Founders Ministries continues
its apparent image-makeover

Timmy Brister, the No. 2 Blogger-in-chief for the Founders Ministries, headed by Tom Ascol, has posted what appears to be at least a semi-penitent article. Brister -- whom we have often found reason to blister on the Flyswatter -- acknowledges his less than "honorable and mature" response in his past years of blogging against "non-Calvinists" whom he alleges have attacked the Founders' version of "Calvinism."

Brister says -- "Regrettably, I did not respond in ways that were honorable or mature. When the Lord dealt with me about my attitude and approach in my blogposts, I removed all that I felt where ad-hominem and disgraceful. I mourn over my arrogance and disrespectful attitude and publicly ask forgiveness from Johnny Hunt and others who deserved far more than I had delivered through my ill-conceived comments."

Brister's blundering boisterous blogging was one of the reasons the Flyswatter came to refer to the Founders as the "Flounders." His blogging was generally more of amusing novelty than anything else.

We will not "beat a dead horse" and rehash Brister's past blunders, but we will just say we are happy to see him hopefully take-a-turn-for-the-better. His recent expression of penitence will perhaps help to further the Founders' efforts in making-over their image.

Of course, all their talk about church planting, building bridges, erecting websites, and getting along with non-Calvinists will not really answer to what is really needed in the Founders. They should renounce their statement of purpose, disavow their Hybrid Calvinism, and completely disband their proselytizing sect.

They could then perhaps write another "Purpose" statement which promotes the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, and possibly call themselves the "Great Commission Fellowship."


At Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Toyin O. said...

Interesting view.

At Monday, February 14, 2011 9:22:00 PM, Blogger jeni gardner said...

Jeez, pot meet kettle. Take a look back at your tone. Unbelievable.


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