When I was a new Christian, I listened to a lot of Charles Stanley. I also would listen to his son Andy Stanley as well. Fast forward to a series of sermons Andy preached on at his church called New World Order. Now don’t get me wrong. I am well aware of Andy’s attempt to to reach the unchurched. I have a lot of respect for him. But I listened to this message and I am kind of left scratching my head. I never try to take anyone’s comments of context. But as I listened to this message, it seems Andy is simply trying too hard to be relevant. Yes, people have always struggled to bridge the gap between the Testaments. As I have written here, paradigms are forever stuck in people’s minds which lead to faulty conclusions.
Michael Brown has written a response to Pastor Stanley here. Wesley Hill has written another critique here. Make sure you listen to the sermon and series.