Day 5 and counting
Tim Challies has written a puff piece on CJ Mahaney and it was posted on The Gospel Coalition. Link.
Wikipedia defines a puff piece:
"Puff piece or fluff piece is an idiom for a journalistic form of puffery; an article or story of exaggerating praise that often ignores or downplays opposing viewpoints or evidence to the contrary."
Message to TGC and Tim Challies: It's about the alleged victims! You will not look good playing "kissy kissy" when this goes to trial.The counter is still in play since, of course, the lawsuit was not mentioned.
Update: two readers have disagreed with me. I love this sort of dialog. So, I am adding one comment here.
I know TGC still hasn't said anything about SGM, but Tim Challies (YRR blogger extraordinarie) put a blog post up yesterday that was interesting regarding CJ. It's the first time I've ever even seen sideways criticisms of him. It happened in a large way, then in a small way. The first was the whole post where Tim criticises CJ for saying stay-at-home moms have the hardest jobs. (Warning: knowing your dislike of complementarianism, you should be warned that the post is heavy in that.) It's simply unusual in the first place to see any YRR saying they disagree with CJ.
And the second is a little jab near the end where Tim makes fun of CJ for how long it actually takes him to start preaching–again noteworthy because no one says anything less that glamorous about CJ sermons. He says, "If an hour seems like a big commitment, feel free to fast forward to the 20 minute mark since the heart of the message does not begin until then; everything before that is classic C.J. preamble."
Anyway, just thought I'd share. You ask me, the wall is cracking just a hair…
Update 6:26 PM by Tikatu
Darrell Dow (Benevolent Dictator of Stuff Fundies Like) posted a serious comment on it basically asking if this was Challies’s way:
“to test the waters on how his circles are feeling about Mahaney these days”.
It was deleted within minutes.
So, readers, weigh in with your thoughts. Dee may be wrong!!