There are some things I wouldn’t want to do. One of those is to go on a radio show with Ingrid Schlueter. Communicating in that forum is definitely not one of my spiritual gifts, and I just don’t see how a conversation like that would go over well. I’ve been mentioned numerous times on Ingrid’s website, Slice of Laodicea (although they don’t appear to be on the current archives), but I think I’m fine with just showing up on her site, not appearing on her show.
But Doug Pagitt is more courageous than I am – and he did go on Ingrid’s show. Of course, Ingrid didn’t really jibe with much of what Doug said. Following the interview, she uses Dave Fleming to show us the “emerging confusion” to try and fuel the flame against Pagitt – and then discusses the interview with pastor Bob DeWaay (who Doug debated awhile back). Not with Doug present. Interesting.
As is usual, Ingrid was stuck on issues of whether God could be active in other religions, and eventually got Doug to give her a short description of the gospel, which he said was “God’s invitation through Jesus for people to participate in what God’s doing in the world.”
My favorite one-liner from Ingrid is when she’s discussing some of these “emerging heresies” and she then makes the analogy to them being as deceptive as the serpent in the Garden of Eden – she says, “Listen for the hiss.”