Category Archives: The Emergent Church

Hear Me Out: On Sitting Through Sermons

Donald Miller recently admitted to attending church irregularly. Church services really don’t scratch him where he itches: singing leaves him flat and he doesn’t learn much from sermons. He argues that he is not alone in this, suggesting (controversially) that … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Sacramental Theology, The Blogosphere, The Emergent Church, The Sacraments, Theological, Theology, Worship | 28 Comments

Talking About My Generation: Millennials and the Church

A few days ago, a Rachel Held Evans piece entitled ‘Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church’ was published on the CNN Belief Blog. Weighing in at little under 750 words, it nonetheless packs a considerable punch and has been linked … Continue reading

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Rob Bell and Don Draper – The Ad Man’s Gospel

I find Rob Bell fascinating. Sure, I disagree with his theology, but when it comes to engaging communication, the man is virtually without peer. If you want to see a masterpiece in clever communication, look no further than a promotional … Continue reading

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Worship and the Cartesian Man

James K.A. Smith writes:— I had the opportunity to “experience” a version of one of these services in Geneva (Service 10, “Queer”). This was going to be my first “emerging” worship experience, so I came with much anticipation. And I … Continue reading

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The Emergent Church and the Gospel the Religious Right

Within the last week I have read two Brian McLaren books: Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel (with Tony Campolo) and The Last Word and the Word After That (a work of ‘creative nonfiction’, … Continue reading

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A Generous Orthodoxy

John Frame’s thoughts on Brian McLaren’s book are a model of how theological discussions should be engaged in. Unfortunately, such moderate voices seldom carry very far and are soon drowned out by the shrillness of others.

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What Type of Movement is the Emergent Church?

It has been interesting comparing some of the various responses to the Emergent Church movement. I have read very little in the area, but I have read enough to become convinced that the Emergent Church has not always been treated … Continue reading

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