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Kevin DeYoung: Getting to the Root of Radical – A Review and Response

May 25, 2010

Great Exchange between David Platt and Kevin DeYoung on Platt’s new book, Radical!

His first book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream (which I read first and later decided to review when TGC Reviews asked me to) is not for the faint of heart. Radical is an all-out assault on cheap grace, easy-believism, consumer Christianity. Writing as a megachurch pastor leading a congregation in a leafy suburb of Birmingham, David admits this is hard to reconcile with his present situation “with the fact that my greatest example in ministry [Jesus Christ] was known for turning away thousands of people” (2). David hits hard, but never claims to have it all figured out.

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My Comments:
I listened to David preach in KY at the Southern Baptist Convention and in Ft. Worth at SWBTS Expository Preaching Conference. Awesome is all I may say about that. One of the things that caught me in Ft. Worth was this: Platt said at the end of his message, I think it was entitled, Radical Christianity or something along those lines… that he wished he did not entitle the message in this way. He stated, “This is normal, not radical… normal Christians do these things.” He is right and I wonder, not having read the book, if this is along the same lines.

Related:
Denny Burk
Justin Taylor
David Platt – An Unadjusted Gospel in an Unreached World

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