We may all be, by nature, like blind men touching the elephant without knowing whether what we are feeling is at trunk, tail, or ear. But what if the elephant spoke and said, ‘Quit calling me crocodile, or peacock, or paradox. I’m an elephant, for crying out loud! That long thing is my trunk. That little frayed thing is my tail. That big floppy thing is my ear.’ And what if the elephant gave us hears to hear his voice and a mind to understand his message (cf. I Cor. 2:14-15)? Would our professed ignorance about the elephant and our unwillingness to make any confident assertions about his nature mean we were especially humble, or just dumb?

Kevin De Young, from one of his chapters in Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) by him and Ted Kluck, p. 37

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