Uh… yeah, that pretty much sums up my feelings of a certain segment of Christianity. Although they wouldn’t like being called ‘haters’. They would prefer apologists or discerners. Constantly contending for the faith. I have a whole category of rss feeds labeled for these folks. I checked it every day to see who/what’s got them peeved. Usually it’s Rick Warren or Rob Bell. Sometimes Mark Driscoll. But more recently they’ve set their scopes on one that they have long admired: John Piper. My thought many times is: what a miserable way to look at life… always looking for the bad. Always trying to expose the heretic. Always disgruntled and annoyed. Always picking apart. Some may say, I do that here. I hope not. I have not been kind in my assessment of Ted Haggard here as one example. But I hope that any assessment or discussion started here has a little more to it than whether or not someone believes in new earth creationism. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who is reading this. We tackle some pretty heady and controversial topics here (like the transgender christianity post from yesterday). And you all do a masterful job (most all of the time) discussing very difficult topics with grace and without hate. Thanks for not being ‘haters’.