Fred Clark has posted a new Left Behind post, TF: A partial list of famous people born of virgins in Bethlehem, at Patheos.
This week Fred writes about pp. 391-393 of Tribulation Force.
There’s little quite as mortifyingly horrible as the church speaker who attempts to “reach the young people of today” by incorporating what he imagines to be their lingo into his message.
The result, almost always, is something wincingly awful and embarrassing for all concerned. The speaker usually sounds like a tourist trying to pretend to be a native speaker while relying on a guidebook of common phrases from 1953. His every over-earnest attempt to convey the idea “I’m one of you” winds up, instead, screaming “I have no idea who you are.”
Something similar is going on here in Tribulation Force as the authors attempt to portray the rabbinical studies of Tsion Ben-Judah. The reader gets the impression that Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins don’t understand Judaism any better than those church speakers understand youth culture.
[Fred Clark, TF: A partial list of famous people born of virgins in Bethlehem, May 31 2011, posted at Patheos.com]
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