That Sensationalism Quote

November 30th, 2008

A quick comment on the sensationalism quote that I posted last week:

This spring, when the Lakeland Revival was starting, I thought about writing a post on the general issue of sensationalism, along with “mountaintop experiences” like Christian camps or conferences or events. I didn’t so much want to evaluate Lakeland, as to talk about the proper place of “unusual/sensational” things in the life of the church. I wrote a couple drafts, but never finished one.

Carson did a fantastic job. He didn’t talk about everything there is to say–for instance, he didn’t directly compare the unusual/uncommon work of the Spirit with the regular work of the Spirit in the local church–but I absolutely love what he did say.

It reminds me of a Sam Storms quote that I heard about second-hand, recently. Something like: Biblical balance means pursuing everything the Bible teaches with exactly as much emphasis and enthusiasm as the Bible teaches us to have.

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2 Responses to “That Sensationalism Quote”

  1. luke g. says:

    Amen. I listened to Sam Storms talk about balance and he more or less said that balance is not lowering your pursuit of one thing so that another area doesn’t appear to be as minimal. For instance, someones someone spends 100% energy on prayer and 30% on evangelism. Biblical balance is going 100% after everything – 100% for evangelism, 100% for prayer, 100% for fellowship, etc.

    Great thought…

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