Dismissing the emergent church

St Benedict has written a good piece on some church’s (in particular one nameless pastor’s) reluctance to engage with the emergent church – the movement that is seeking to engage with those who have never been to church by recreating church in a way that is accessible and distinct from traditional religion.

The article is here: http://stbenedict.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/emergent/

Whilst it is certainly important to look at the theology of new movements, not all of which will be biblical, the underlying motive to engage in God’s mission in new and creative ways, in order to help those without faith and those who have never got on with Christianity as it has been traditionally practised is certainly a good one. Good theology should be the foundation to these though, not an optional extra.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s