Thursday, April 24, 2008


Philip Yancey writes a thought-provoking essay in the May 2008 issue of Christianity Today, entitled "The Benefits of Brokenness."

Here is an excerpt:

"Paul reserves his most scathing comments for . . . self-righteous people. . . . Paul's confessional description of self-righteousness reminded me of a quirky attempt by M. Scott Peck to identify a new psychiatric disorder called evil. In his book People of the Lie, Peck surveyed the types of evil and concluded, with Paul, that the most dangerous type is the most subtle. . . . Peck came up with these surprising characteristics of evil: scapegoating behavior, intolerance to criticism, pronounced concern with a public image and self image of respectability, and intellectual deviousness."

I couldn't help but think of the Calvin Seminary administration.