Kevin DeYoung – Keep on Plodding!

By | September 17, 2016


DeYoung and pals Dever, Mahaney, Kauflin and Duncan.

DeYoung and pals Mark Dever, C.J. Mahaney, Bob Kauflin and Ligon Duncan taking their gospel show on the road to South Africa in 2013.

In an early attempt to revive the professional career of C.J. Mahaney, he and his fellow celebrities test the waters in a series of conferences in South Africa.

In an early attempt to revive the sagging professional career of C.J. Mahaney, DeYoung and his fellow celebrities test the waters in a series of conferences in South Africa.

Crazy Busy Kevin DeYoung recently found time in his overloaded schedule to write a short article for the Ligonier website titled “Stop the Revolution. Join the Plodders.”   (Ironical, in that just a few years ago DeYoung seemed to be encouraging revolution; but it’s all a matter of perspective- one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Or plodder.)

Crazy Busy Kevin DeYoung, apparently worried over the increasing exodus of  his generation from his brand of institutional religion,  figured he’d better do $omething to $tem the diminishing flow of ca$h, and the $ource of that ca$h.  The result is a propaganda piece in which DeYoung attempts to shame the revolutionairies  into sitting down, shutting up, and enjoying the plod ride.

In response to DeYoung’s article, Bojidar Marinov has written an outstanding piece. I felt this article worthy of wide dissemination so I asked for, and received, permission from Mr. Marinov to reprint his article. To read the original piece at Marinov’s blog site, “Axe to the Root,” you can go to this link.


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Marinov nailed it. And I will add that people are “done” because church has become about the pastors/elders—not about Jesus Christ and all the “one another’s” in the Body.

The freedom to operate as kingdom people is no longer part of the structure in most of evangelicalism. It amazes me that just 3 years ago, we had this freedom in my former church. Now a few years after being taken over by the Neo Cals, it is a totally different place and people are leaving in droves a church they paid for while the new “dude bro” leader is constantly vacationing or going to conferences leaving his stacked staff from SBTS to make sure there are no unsanctioned plans. People are to come and sit and listen to pimply faced young men pontificate on what they obviously know nothing about from experience.

The bottom line? They don’t know Christ at all. They know the reformed doctrinal platitudes they were taught in seminary.

Scott Shaver

They’ve crafted for themselves instruments of paper and confession and said “Here be your gods Oh Israel.”

Lydia is right, SBC seminaries have turned into indoctrination camps for this great deformation.

Bill M

Good post, I read Marinov’s article and then went back and read DeYoung’s. Marinov allusions to the Politburo were apt. DeYoung then sounded like one of those dinosaurs in the Kremlin who were clueless as their oppressive system crumbled around them, making one last attempt to suppress freedom.
DeYoung would do well to invite a large group of “dones” in and sit silently and listen. I continue to encounter wonderful people who are trying to find church outside of an institution commanded by some apparatchik, I wish them well.

A. Amos Love


WOW… Powerful…