The Elephant Room.  Some of you have been wondering about this event that has been offered through simulcast and online. Enough has been said over the web on it and the controversy that it created.  I just want to point you to some good posts on grasping why it was controversial and some wise thoughts on its implications.  Bottom line (this is my opinion), it was unwise to hold such a venue (online and to thousands) with the people that were invited (TD Jakes, a Oneness Pentecostal, who is considered outside the bounds of orthodox Christian doctrine, alongside other pastors who are within the bounds of orthodox Christian doctrine).  It further exacerbates doctrinal confusion and portrays that doctrine doesn’t matter as a pastor.  Not convinced?  Confused?  Then click and read some of the posts below that explain it much better…

Justin Taylor breaks down what happened and offers very thorough and wise reflection…

Thabiti Anyabwile offers a brave and passionate response why he is disappointed…

Tim Raymond explains how the Elephant Room can be a danger to redefining the pastoral office…

Kevin DeYoung offers seven thoughts on the event (very poignant)…

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