I have a post up today on Deeper Church about something that’s unsettled me for quite some time. Here’s an excerpt:
The power of the passage was that God was the hero, the powerful One who ordered the cosmos and had ultimate control over everything. But the pastor emaciated the power and made the passage to be about us. Our power. Our coolness. Our comfort.
I call this egogesis. It’s coming to the Scripture with a preconceived idea, then retrofitting a yanked-out-of-context Scripture to it, where the message is about our comfort and ease and power.