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Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Truth About Doug Pagitt

There has been some controversy over the years over the pastor of my church, Doug Pagitt.
Some have called him a heretic.
Some have called him unchristian.
Some have called him a universalist, with a tone of disdain.
Some kinder people have called him a good person.

But I think that his pastor/heretic/unchristian/universalist/good person roles are just a cover. All of the controversy is merely a brilliant distraction for what Doug is really all about.



I shouldn't do this, but here is a photo that reveals the truth about Doug Pagitt.







Some have tried to prove that Doug and Mr. Incredible are different people. You've got to do better than a googlefight to prove this.

Can anyone out there prove that Doug Pagitt is not Mr. Incredible?

7 comments:

Keith Brenton said...

In answer to Friel's question, I would describe Pagitt the same way I hope others describe me: unorthodox.

In answer to your question, I would have to say that in matters of faith, there can be no proofs.

However, were I to spy Pagitt in a spiritual railyard, I would not be surprised to see him hefting boxcars while he thought no one was looking.

JGonzalez said...

Chris - I don't know Doug, so this is my first experience with anything about him. I did read all the attached links / articles. So I'm now titrating out the fodder from the reality... at least as much as can be gleaned from a few articles. I think, one day, I'd like to meet Doug. At the least, I bet he is strong and convicted... and I respect that.

I will say this one thing... if the Gospel is not for all people, then who is it for?

I am simple, but I can read... and I see where Jesus spent his time.

Fajita said...

Jay, I think that you would like him. He's a thinker and not a wussy - two qualities i know you admire.

JGonzalez said...

Chris - Very true. The Gospel may be based on love... but it holds its logic every step of the way. So thinking is important (understatement of the year)... particularly if your other choice is living by an ideal. Scary.

Winsome.One said...

A very funny post! You're obviously not busy enough with school work. ;-)

Winsome.One said...

A very funny post! You're obviously not busy enough with school work. ;-)

Fajita said...

Jay, I think that you would like him. He's a thinker and not a wussy - two qualities i know you admire.