Note: As Gentle Reformation made the switch to its new format, the first three blogs in this series were lost. Many thanks to The Aquila Report for keeping them online! Here are links to articles one two and three Below is the conclusion…better late than never, I hope!
Though it feels like months have passed, it has only been a few days since you learned of your friend’s “Emergent” faith. And yet these days have been packed with weeks’ worth of concern for him. Your recent talk with your eccentric, eager-to-help professor was helpful, and you were especially strengthened by the prayer and Scriptural study which filled many sleepless hours since you saw your friend mark up his copy of the Apostle’s Creed with asterisks.
You’ve called your friend to invite him over, telling him that it’s cheaper to burn coffee at your place than to have it done professionally at the local shop. As you wait for him, your thoughts turn again to the implications of his recasting of the Christian faith.
Given Emergent Theology’s (hereafter, ET) intentionally loose grip on biblical doctrine, you did some research on what its advocates deem distinctively Christian about the movement and how it interacts […]