Nice thingsBy default, I tend to make rather black and white distinctions between what is good and what isn't. For that reason I believe I have just barely escaped making most people around me my enemies (can we say, "by the grace of God"?).
But I appreciated Phil Johnson's approach to the whole matter of discernment, especially this line:
There might be many nutritious scraps of food garbage in a compost heap, but if something in you compels you to go out of your way to point them out to an undiscerning toddler, shame on you.
I haven't had much time for deep thinking lately, to my own loss. But this insight is precisely why I would rather behave like a guard dog against any of the silly, fluffy, gospel-lite stuff out there rather than giving someone the benefit of a doubt. Perhaps I should have more at the ready to say in defense of my own position, and this is precisely why I must stay in rigorous personal training with the Word of God.