There are guys I’ve liked and listened to a long time, that are showing an irrational hatred for AHA. Guys like James White and Tony Miano are just acting weird.
Here are some examples.
Why is James White referring to other Christians as jihadis? Because they have a different ecclesiology?
And this is just strange behavior from Tony Miano. He thanks the abolitionist girl for handing him literature, until he finds out she’s AHA and then he turns on her. Notice he doesn’t hold the guy who also interrupted him to say it’s AHA material to the same standard.
He’s sitting in a public place, and everyone is just supposed to know that he’s reading the Bible to people via the internet, and is not supposed to be interrupted?
And there’s more from Tony. His comment with the red box around it is mind blowing. He has no evidence, but that won’t stop him from bashing other Christians.
And it’s not just reformed guys. Last summer, Robert Beech with Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel behaved much the same way as James White and Tony Miano.
I hate to criticize these guys, but they’re mistaken on this topic. And I want to make it clear that I’m with AHA. They’re not perfect, and I can disagree with them on some things, but I aspire to be as bold and courageous as them.
Here’s an example of a high-profile preacher who seems to not have an irrational hatred. I think it’s commendable that he’s heard some rumors and has some misgivings, but is willing to not jump to conclusions.
Bojidar Marinov said it best:
“The rule is this: You can be already doing tons of work which you think is enough. If it doesn’t produce fruit, you should be willing to listen to opinions of how to produce fruit. If a church is already doing a lot, great. If that church thinks that’s enough and no one should challenge it to do more, that’s not great.”
“And in general, the very idea that challenging the church to more action and more effective involvement is “damaging reputation” is so patently absurd that even the fact such argument is used is already a testimony to the moral failure of the American church. All these churchmen seeking safe spaces. I guess the next thing is gender-neutral pronouns for these same churchmen.”