Now Christmas Day is over, it is time to reflect on the year. And what a year 2012 was!
For my reviews of the year I avoid the secular liberal media and turn straight to The Gospel Coalition (TGC). However, for some reason TGC’s “ten of our most popular articles of 2012” doesn’t even mention THE obvious TGC article of 2012 by Jared C. Wilson (“The Polluted Waters of 50 Shades of Grey, Etc.”) which included Pastor Douglas Wilson’s important reaction against those (e.g. egalitarians, soft complementarians and other feminists) who have forgotten biblical concepts of true authority and submission. As he described martial sex: “A man penetrates, conquers, colonizes, plants. A woman receives, surrenders, accepts”. This article was hugely popular and widely discussed on the internet so why didn’t it make the Top Ten?
The only reason I can think of is a technical hitch because I can’t find the link anymore. I hope this gets fixed soon and that the article gets restored to the Top Ten immediately (we all want to know if it came first!). This is tactically important because unbelievers might claim a (hollow) victory by suggesting that the Wilsons and TGC actually succumbed to Liberal Humanist pressure and removed the link themselves. I know this latter suggestion is not possible because of Matthew 24.24: “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”.
Bet let’s not fret over a mere hyperlink! There are some great memories from 2012 and TGC. Few of us will ever forget articles such as “How to Win the Public on Homosexuality“, “Don’t Take It from Me: Reasons You Should Not Marry an Unbeliever” (by The Wife of Tim Keller), “Why You Should Consider Cancelling Your Short-Term Missions Trips“, and my personal favourite, “Gay Is Not the New Black“.
– Pastor Randy Hawk