I've taken much longer than I should have, but it is finally time to announce the winner of "The First Ever Ruling Elder Blog Contest!"
If you remember, the contest entailed watching a video clip and giving a critique. I received several great critiques. Some highlights included:
Lane Keister pointed out the "Enlightenment-driven divorce between fact and experience."
RevK linked to a sermon entitled "What's the Reason for Preaching?" Although not a critique of the video included in the contest, I still encourage you all to give it a listen.
Patrick Pulliam correctly pointed out, "The gospel is words, proclamation, a message based in and communicated by human language. It is propositional truth, which necessarily involves human knowledge (Rom. 10:17)."
Van cut straight to the point when he wrote that a key take-away point of the video was "The biblical Gospel message is irrelevant."
Grit wrote, "It can be dangerous to philosophically compare our encounter with God in epicurean or hedonisitic fashion." Very true indeed!
Finally, Josh H, in a moment of acute philosophical transcendence, opined: "Dude, this video is wack, yo!"
Despite all these great points, the winner is: LARRY. Larry, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your mailing info to mail you your prize!
Oh, and the prize is: The Westminster Standards, An Original Facsimile (Old Paths Publications).
Below is the complete text of Larry's winning critique. Thank you all for participating!