A few more perspectives on the chicken. Chuck Swindoll: The chicken crossed the road because by grace it was granted the freedom to do so. Jonathan Edwards: Because crossing the road was its greatest desire. John Piper: Because it wasn't fully seeking and savoring in whatever chickens are supposed to be satisfied in. An un-named theologian: The chicken had already crossed two bodies of water that symbolize salvation and sanctification. Apparently crossing the road leads to glorification. Rick Warren: The other side met its needs better. Bill Hybels: The current side was abrasive and didn't allow for any and every system of thought. James Dobson: His self-esteem wasn't high enough on the current side. James Dobson: To start a moral revolution. James Dobson: To join with chickens of all faiths to promote the building up of the males at a conference known as Promise Roosters. John MacArthur: Any attempt at allegory is a prostitution of what the text says. John MacArthur: "They went out from us because they were never of us." John Maxwell: Because he is a strong leader that will gain a following by nature. Dan Wallace: Although the current text is acceptable, the earliest manuscripts specify that it was a hen and not just any kind of chicken. Zane Hodges / Charles Ryrie: God's grace will keep that chicken even though it has departed to the other side. RC Sproul: To go fight against the theology of Rome, of course. Jack Hyles: He was soul-winnin' which is more than I can say about the chickens that just teach like John MacChicken. Peter Ruckman: He is of satan. The story goes like this: the chicken crossed the street. By replacing street with road, you have entered into the demonic realm that will... Chuck Swindoll: To say that crossing to the other side is wrong is nothing more than legalism. He has the grace to do as he pleases. Adrian Rogers: Even though all other chickens wouldn't, this chicken was willing to stand alone for what is right. D. James Kennedy: to ask the two questions beginning with - if you were to be fried tonight... Timothy George (Beeson): to find common ground with the RCC - Roman Chicken Churches. Bruce Wilkinson: it was claiming the abundant life that came from the Prayer of JaHen. Charles Stanley: it was in the spirit (always preaching on walking in the Spirit). Lewis Chafer: although saved for 17 years, the chicken was just now surrendering to the Lordship of Christ. Yoda: crossed the road he did; much fear I sense in him (I realize Yoda isn't a theologian but neither are a few others that have been mentioned). Dr. McCune: Because the chicken carried progressive dispensationalism to its logical end--chickenental theology Greg Boyd: Because it realized it's indecision was frustrating to God since He couldn't do anything about it. Bob Jones, III: Sorry, I just can't go there. Dell Johnson: two possibilities 1. Because some Lutheran said it was the place to be. 2. Because Mrs. Horton told him to. Jon Pratt: If you'll read Ferguson's Backgrounds, examine P46 very carefully, and familiarize yourself thoroughly with Markan priority and Bock's use of form criticism in his 2-volume Luke commentary, you'll be prepared to have a knowledgeable conversation on the subject. When the chicken said, "I need to cross the road," it seems that the chicken must have been speaking "pre-crossing" rather than "post-crossing." On the other hand, the timing of this statement is not essential to the application. Richard Mauw: to publish the anti-fundachickenism book entitled "The Smell of Eggshells".