I’m grateful for mentors like Doug Wilson, who challenge me to think biblically, write winsomely, and stand for truth unflinchingly. I’ve been convinced for several years now that one of the most lacking things in modern evangelicalism is the gruff voice of the prophet. Elijah mocked the prophets of Baal, but many of us Christians act more like mice in a library.
In “Serrated Edge”, Wilson casts a vision, and provides instruction for using satire in the communication of the Gospel. We ought not to be afraid of godly insults, nor should we equate “being loving” with a “Jane Austen-y” romanticism. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is tell someone they are a “whitewashed tomb”. The prophets of old were unafraid to mock heresy, idolatry and the like, Christ was notorious for lambasting the hypocrites, the Apostle’s knew how to make their point satirically, and godly men throughout history have been known give some well-placed rhetorical upper-cuts to the heretic’s jaw.
I really enjoyed this book, and highly recommend for writers especially.
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