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Listening to…Emerging Churches, Part Deux 1

Listening to…Emerging Churches, Part Deux

So, now that I have some distance from the emotions I experienced while reading Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches, I’m looking back at it and trying to gather some more insight about what it means to me, what it means for the church, and what it says about the postmodern generation. Adam at Pomomusings has a series of posts, reviewing each chapter(parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I disagree with him in most places, but it’s worth reading.

One of the major implications for the whole postmodern generation is that it may not be all it’s cracked up to be. It seems that there aren’t nearly as many people out there who want a soft, pliable, alterable faith as opposed to a firm, unchanging faith. For example, look at Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church and Karen Ward’s Church of the Apostles.

And Then There Were Three… 20

And Then There Were Three…

So I’ve been gone a while, but I have a good excuse, I just became a dad. I have the cutest little boy in the world, and I’ll fight you for disagreeing. I’ll lose…but I’ll do it anyway. Now, enough with the pleasantries… Comment from evagrius on The God Who’s...

The God Who’s Always Known Me 16

The God Who’s Always Known Me

I’m starting to work through Marcus Borg’s The God We Never Knew. It takes me a while to get through books like this, despite the fact that it’s only 175 pages, because it’s so hard to read without scribbling notes like “What are you thinking!?” in the margins. This morning...

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches 3

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches

I was reading Mark Driscoll’s blog @ TheResurgnce.com, and he mentioned the chapter he wrote. So, since I can’t get enough of books like this, I snatched it up. What I found was in some ways predictable (I agreed almost completely with Driscoll…almost; if I had a red pen Doug...

Me, Me, Me; MTD 4

Me, Me, Me; MTD

This post is about me. I can hear both of you saying, “Aren’t they all?” Well, yes. But this one isn’t about me, per se, but about “me”. As has been said many times, in many places, our culture is driven by the consumer. It used to just be an...