MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Holiness, Love, and McDonalds

September 3rd, 2008 Viewed 1720 times

McDonaldsPerry over at Life In a Shoe has addressed my post on the McDonald’s boycott, so I thought that it would be only fitting to address some of his concerns in a related post1.

I think many of the difference between the two of us remains a difference of definitions.  Because of my background I’m both strangely precise2 and guarded at the same time.

So, when I made the statement regarding being in the “holiness” camp over the “love” camp, I was not making a reference to who I think God is, but rather how Christians have chosen to align themselves.

To explain this, I need a short digression.

  1. In the interest of full disclosure, he and I have been in e-mail contact regarding this topic, and we may engage in debates in the future.  Though I have read the content of the post that I linked to, I have not taken up writing on this subject until today. []
  2. I know, there are times when it seems I’m not.  Perhaps those are the days I haven’t had enough caffeine.  What I mean by this “strangely precise” is that I have my own weird kind of precision, especially when it comes to cultural issues, where I will use terminology to make sure that there is the least amount of ambiguity and I try to shy away from absolute statements, except where the Bible makes absolute statements. []

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.