Ya ya brotherhood...

Just now a brother asked me to go look at some blog where I read some dudette marketing some conference for women sometime next year. The ad copy read:

Tim Keller, John Piper, and Don Carson will again join and bless us.

Yeah, for sure. Every godly woman needs to be there.

Earlier today a fellow pastor wrote to ask if we'd done a review of Tim Keller's book on marriage. Seriously?

He'd been pushed by someone to read it and... he wrote:

Reading Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. Been recommended to me in the context of doing some pre-marital counseling. It looks to me like what a pretty good book on Christian marriage would look like written by two dedicated egalitarians.

No matter. He bought the book so Tim got his royalties. Who cares about submission when leaving it behind loses no friends and earns you so very much mammon?

Ya ya brotherhood's ad copy continues:

The networking at such a gathering is beautiful and fruitful. There will be opportunity for discussion with speakers, flowing coffee and tea, and slightly longer breaks to allow for those conversations that change lives.

Yeah, for sure. It's conversations that change lives. And "Flowing coffee and tea?"

I'm not making this up.

Plan to arrive a bit early for the pre-conference starting at noon on Friday—in which panels of speakers will address the topic "Male and Female He Created Them." This will be an opportunity, before the conference officially begins, to discuss, clarify, and celebrate the Bible's teaching about male and female.

Yeah, for sure. Lots of celebration while Tim's feminism complements John's complementarianism and John's complementarianism complements Tim's feminism. Meanwhile Don explains how smart men who talk loudly in restaurants and use big words are bright enough to understand that in the end Tim and John agree.

More ya ya brotherhood ad copy:

We're thrilled for the momentum... Already we're in conversation with churches that want to send large groups of women in June 2014.

Yeah, yeah; large groups for sure. Churches across these United States are chomping at the bit as they wait to pour money into the moneychangers' troughs in exchange for egalitarian feminism cheek by jowel next to a carefully circumscribed complementarianism.

Can't we all just get along?

Hold me back. Hold my wife and daughters back. Hold every last mother in Israel back.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

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And we won't even mention that the moneychanger's greed puts the conference way out of the price range of many, many of the women whose lives should be changed by conversations as they stand in line for the ladies' room after all that coffee and tea flows ... Ahem, never mind. 

As Puff Daddy, that great commentator on the modern evangelical church, rightfully warns us, "it's all about the benjamins."

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