Big Daddy Weaver wrote:"University Gas"
Your dislike of educated "elitists" is humorous in light of your views regarding education. Are educators like yourself at bible/Christian academies immune to the elitism that you accuse others of?
It's interesting how you think you and folks like you have the corner on "discerning God's will." Don't fool yourself.
I don't believe you will find any place where I've ever claimed that I have some kind of "corner" on discerning God's will. On the other hand, the tone that several of the presenters I've viewed from this conference is, "Here's our academic pedigree. On this our conclusions rest." Not only is there very little in the way of Biblical content, and virtually no acknowledgement of any kind of spiritual discernment, there is a strong effort to discount those parts of the scripture with which their academic conclusions do not agree, or with which their lifestyle isn't consistent. In spite of the disclaimers, concluding analysis of the conference mentions the hope of future influence on CBF hiring policy with regard to sexual preference. There seems to be an assumption, in the discussion and conversation, that CBF is just wrong and sooner or later circumstances will come about to allow them to "see the light" and change the policy. And that's, somehow, in your opinion, not elitist? But I am?
I have three academic degrees myself, and enough random hours to make a fourth. But I can't recall ever depending on any of them to "discern God's will." For that, over the thirty some odd years that I have considered myself to be a Christian, I've left those matters up to prayer, and to the scripture. Amazingly enough, that's worked pretty well. The degrees have their place, and they are useful in a number of ways, but they also have their limits. God's Holy Spirit, on the other hand, does not. So it's legitimate to ask why a conference that purports to be a discussion regarding God's purpose for human sexuality would be so sparse when it comes to quoting and including Biblical principles in its content. Asking that question doesn't make you an elitist.