My husband used the first 15 minutes of Bob DeWaay and Gary Gilley's Faith at risk 4 Conference from Twin City Fellowship in Sunday School today. The seminar was entitled "Sola Scriptura" and focuses on trends that are undermining protestant Evangelicalism's faith and trust in the Word of God, that are coming into the very churches that are supposed to be preaching it, nowadays. Evangelicalism seems to be, in fact, returning to Rome little by little.
Husband was very careful to preface the whole thing with disclaimers about how sometimes it may get a little 'thick' for people who aren't used to this sort of thing but to be patient because pastor Bob DeWaay is awfully good at anticipating when people are going to be confused and to stop and explain. We went over definitions of terms that may be unfamiliar, etc. And husband pleaded with people not to just 'check out' if they hear something they disagree with or don't understand - but to please write down questions or comments, we want to discuss them!
After about 10 minutes in to your first session, one middle aged very QUIET single guy got UP and walked out, muttering "well this isn't interesting at ALL!" and my husband actually HEARD him. (So did a few others, but everyone else was very audibly and vocally enthusiastic and interested, including the pastor and his wife!)
The thing is, if it wasn't interesting, if being bored is ALL it was, would someone really risk doing something so noticeable to get out of there? Or would he just wait until the end of class and not come back? Something tells me something else is going on.
In any case, I talked to the pastor's wife about it and she was going to notifiy pastor and hopefully he will be able to check in on the guy and find out what is going on, because she agreed it was very strange. We didn't see him at all during church but I was in the nursery and husband was in the sound booth, so... hopefully he didn't go all the way home and stay there skipping church just because he was BORED! (?!)
Also was informed Chris Rosebrough will be coming in October to Twin City Fellowship where Bob DeWaay is senior pastor. EXCELLENT! I will definitely be there if it is at all possible!
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