Thursday, March 16, 2006

Anatomy of a rumble

I hope this doesn't seem self serving. I am just glad there are folks with time to carry on the conversation.

Triablogue: "A few days ago I asked Ryan McReynolds to a link a movie review of his to Triablogue. Ryan is the founder of Triablogue, as well as a long-time employee of Campus Crusade for Christ.

Ryan had reviewed Brokeback Mountain. Many Christians have condemned the movie unseen because of its liberal agenda. Likewise, many liberals have praised the movie unseen because of its liberal agenda.

Ryan is a Christian who'’s actually seen the movie. And the point of his review is that, whatever its agenda, the movie unwittingly deconstructs its own message.

Now, I figured that if anyone would be offended by the review, it might be Christians who missed the point of what Ryan was saying.

The film doesn't intentionally present a Christian worldview. Rather, it ends up presenting a Christian worldview in spite of itself.

And, as a matter of fact, his review did trigger a very negative reaction. Mind you, Triablogue is no stranger to controversy, so that'’s fine with me.

As it turns out, though, all the hue and cry came, not from the Evangelical community, but from a weblog linked to The Secular Outpost, which is an arm of The Secular Web.

And it'’s very instructive to see how unbelievers behave when their back is to the wall. They began by attacking Ryan'’s review. Then they turned to something I had written."

Read the whole thing so you can enjoy one of the most eloquent and profound explanations of the Church that you will ever read.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to check it out. Unfortunately, when I click on the link it says I'm not "authorized." :(
L Larson

McRyanMac said...

Hmm,
Ominous. Triablogue seems to be down.

Hacked or glitch?

We report, you decide.

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