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You Might Not Be Emergent If…

Today I spent a couple hours on the beach at Lake Michigan swimming, playing with my kids, and thinking about the Emerging Church Movement (ECM).  I thank Andrew for introducing me to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference, but blame him for making me think about ECM today!  His link to You Might Be Emergent If… kept many thoughts running through my head… Read more…

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You Might Be Emergent If . . .

July 27, 2009 4 comments

This definition is from Tim Challies.  It might help you get a handle on the Emergent Church movement.  Maybe we should have an Emergent litmus test. Read more…

Are Evangelicals Broadening the Path to Salvation?

One of the major points in the debate between some in the Emerging Church Movement (Wittmer’s “Postmodern Innovators”) and conservative evangelicals regards salvation: is it necessary to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved?  While this debate has not been resolved, I’ve been surprised to see some conservative evangelicals potentially broadening the path… Read more…

Don’t Stop Believing: A Third Way

A lot of people today are frustrated with the current state of Christianity.  They are tired of division and intramural theological debates.  Therefore, a lot of people are seeking a “third way” between conservative and liberal Christianity.  I believe that Michael Wittmer’s Don’t Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus is Not Enough provides just that… Read more…

The Parable of the Sower: A Postmodern Parable?

The Parable of the Sower may be Jesus’ most popular parable.  The images are clear and the message is powerful.  However, I wonder if the Parable of the Sower helps us with something else: the discussion over the church in the postmodern era. Read more…

Jude on Postmodern Innovators

April 5, 2009 1 comment

Last week I spent some time studying Jude for a student lesson.  It struck me that Jude has a lot to say to today’s postmodern innovators (Mike Wittmer’s term for the the liberal wing of the emerging church movement, but not the emerging movement as a whole).  Take a look: Read more…

The End of Evangelicalism?

March 10, 2009 2 comments

Michael Spencer (iMonk) predicts a “major collapse of evangelical Christianity” within the next 10 years.  I’ve copied his entire article to this post, but I’m curious: is Spencer correct?  Do you agree with his assumptions about evangelicals, culture, and the future? Read more…

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