Thursday, December 27, 2007

Not Emergent?

A potentially very interesting new book:
"You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren't."

The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today's Christian community. And they're talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. They're doing church a new way, not content to fit the mold. Again, all good. But there's more to the movement than that. Much more. Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they're not. And Why We're Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why. From both a theological and an on-the-street perspective, Kevin and Ted diagnose the emerging church. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping you see for yourself what its all about.
The table of contents:
Foreword (by David Wells)
Introduction: Still Submergent After All These Years
Maybe—the New Yes
  1. Journey: Are the Pilgrims Still Making Progress?
  2. Rebel without a Cause: Something Worth Submitting to
  3. Bible: Why I Love the Person and Propositions of Jesus
  4. Thank You for Smoking: On Dialogue, Futurism, and Hell
  5. Doctrine: The Drama Is in the Dogma
  6. A Funeral for a Friend: On Churches, Story, and Propositional Language
  7. Modernism: The Boogeyman Cometh
  8. Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Dialoguing for the Sake of Dialogue
  9. Jesus: Bringer of Peace, Bearer of Wrath
  10. Real Topeka People: In Search of Community
  11. Why I Don’t Want a Cool Pastor
Epilogue: Listening to All the Churches of Revelation
Thanks to Between Two Worlds for the reference.

Why We're Not Emergent

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