Monday, April 21, 2008

Scot McKnight gets asked this a lot!

Scot McKnight gets asked this a lot... here.
How do you handle critics in general, let alone ones of a very aggressive nature?

Personally I have found humor to help greatly. Praying for them is also highly suggested. Mostly realizing they are just as screwed up as you are helps... (By that I mean I am!) = )
Mostly do not let their bitterness and anger infect you.

Oh, and for those who are critical of contextualization of the gospel in our culture I had this quote for you... LOL!

Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.” Theodor W. Adorno
(German philosopher, 1903-1969)

Here are a couple of posts I did on the topic of handling criticism.
What I learned from my critics (Sort of a bitter one)
Some Advise for Handling Critics and False Accusers (A much better way to go!) = )

Be blessed,


preacherman said...

I want to thank you for sharing this with us who need it.
I am striivng to be emerging and more missional in everything I do. Your blog is an inspiration to me. Keep it up!
I hope you had a great earth day brother! :-)

iggy said...


I think I sort of missed earth day.. been just working straight through for about the last month... I am short handed at work so have to pick up all the slack.

The greatest advise I have for anyone is that whether emerging... or not... is place Christ first and foremost in your life... in fact make Jesus you very Life.

Since the emerging conversation is a huge labyrinth of differing thoughts and views, to stay focused on Jesus sometimes is a challenge. There are some great minds out there thinking some great things and some that, well we are all fallen creatures in need of a savior.