I’m not sure what to think of this site.
Apparently the TEDS administration (and possible D.A. Carson himself) are pretty ticked about it.
As a seminary student, who has seen some parts of the evangelical “academic” subculture, I laughed out loud at a lot of these posts. It seems like a lot of the readers are seminary students, who would “get” the jokes.
The question I would ask is: Does it meet the requirements of Ephesians 4:29?
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Now, I don’t know that this blog has hurt anyone. It’s meant to be a joke. But has it given its readers “grace”. The editors of the site have written a long post about the purpose of the site, etc.
Maybe this blog could help a lot of overly serious and arrogant seminary students take themselves a little less seriously. Man, I know so many people (too often, myself included) who take themselves way too seriously. We really do think that we will be (or at least we want to be) they next D.A. Carson, or John Piper, or Al Mohler.
Maybe, in that way, those who read this blog are given grace.
I’m pretty sure that in some cases this blog has crossed lines (as in the overt and, I think, ungodly criticisms of Paige Patterson).
But I also think that it might help some seminary students (as it has helped me) look at themselves more realistically, and, thereby, to look away from themselves (and even such great men as D.A. Carson) — and to look to Jesus.