Friday, January 13, 2012

Kevin DeYoung and Viral Videos

There was a video being shown around the Twitter and Facebook circle, saying that Jesus hates religion, and that Jesus was different than religion (you can see it here). I never contributed to its viral popularity because, while I understand where the gentleman was coming from, there was something about it that didn't sit right to me. To say "Jesus hates religion" or to oppose the word "religion" seemed a bit too extreme a reaction to the extreme position many people take.

But Kevin DeYoung has managed to put all the problems I was having with the video in coherent, educated terms, which he wrote in the following article. So...I'll just let him do the talking. See the link below:

Does Jesus Hate Religion? Kinda, Sorta, Not Really

EDIT - JANUARY 17, 2012: Small update to report. Mr. DeYoung and the gentleman who made the video have come to an agreement of sorts. This is how discussions in the body of Christ should go - oh how easy it is for some to just pull the Pharisee card...

Following Up on the Jesus/Religion Video