Wednesday, August 3, 2011

9.5 Theses on the Emerging Church

David Millener, a professor at Wheaton College, has posted his 9.5 Theses on the Emerging Church.  I found them pretty witty and insightful.  Here is a sample:                                                                          1. I'll say it again: He who marries the spirit of the age will soon become a widower. Do those who married postmodernity realize their spouse is in a nursing home?

1.5 Christians who cater their theology to accommodate deconstruction are comparable to sub-rate CCM bands who copy Green Day five years after they've ceased being cool. They'll sell, but to a subset of evangelicalism who want to be "relevant" - which is the only group they'll ever be relevant to. 

2. Yes Paul said he sees through a glass darkly - but he still saw. Don't forget to keep reading.

2.5 Paul did not end his speech at the Areopagus by saying "the Unknown God" is a great idea,
sorry I bothered you. Nice statue. Can I have a copy?

2.75 At least John Shelby Spong holds a position.

5.5 Tom Oden is right: "A center without a circumference is just a dot, nothing more. It is the circumference that marks the boundary of the circle. To eliminate the boundary is to eliminate the circle itself. The circle of faith cannot identify its center without recognizing its perimeter."

To read the rest click here

(HT: Gene Veith)

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