My wife says my “consistently serious posts” would work better if I had a readership of 10,000+ but since I only have 10 “fanatical” followers (including mom, who doubles as my spelling and grammar editor) I need to mix it up a bit. To that end, and because I liked Ryan Peter’s comment in a previous post so much, I thought I’d blog it and my answer.
Ryan Peter: You a dispensationalist, Mark? Surprising :)
Mark Penrith: Hey Ryan,
How did you link me being a Dispensationalist to this article :)? [editor: I’ve subsequiently figured it out]
Most Postmodern Christians hate being boxed. I spend so much time boxing myself (and am therefore so dreadfully nuanced) that I no longer fit conveniently into any of the boxes available to me. Ha, let that be a lesson!
Wayne Gorden, from Sandton Bible Church, once asked me, “Are you Reformed?” After listening to my response (which took about 10 minutes) I asked him how he defined himself. His answer has never been far from my mind. With a wry smile he wisely said, “Oh, I’m just a Bible believing Christian.”
And finally, I’m full of surprises ;).