Scot McKnight on Zealotry

Today I wish to direct your attention to a post by Scot McKnight over at Jesus Creed.  In this post he discusses what zealotry looks like in the Christian world today.  The big idea is that zealotry goes beyond what the Bible says, and finds in this zeal an immunity from being wrong.  Zealotry betrays a lack of trust in God’s Word, is motivated by a fear of freedom, and is damaging to the unity of Christian community.  Scot McKnight gives some specific examples of what zealotry looks like, i. e. when real fellowship is confused with such things as church attendance, church membership, and tithing, and encourages people to share examples of zealotry that they have seen.

Read Scot McKnight:  Zealotry’s Environment