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.


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