It keeps happening: a controversial new book comes out, and we start scrambling to respond. It’s like playing whack-a-mole: we’re always hitting at the latest heresy. Yes, it’s important to whack moles, but is there a better way?
Yes. It’s far better to cover issues before they become issues. I wrote about this last year:
Maybe we don’t need more reviews. Maybe we just need a better grip on theology clearly communicated from our pulpits on a regular basis.
If you’re a preacher, like me, we’d better take this seriously. Let’s not wait until a book comes out before we give our people an understanding of important issues like the doctrine of Scripture and the nature of God…As we stick to the text and allow it to speak to our culture, many of the important issues will be covered.
Maybe we don’t need more book reviews. Maybe we just need better preaching.