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Issue #8: Particularism One of the most exciting issues is also a potential problem; I have heard many speak of the “particularism” of the Emergent movement and by that mean that the gospel will manifest itself differently in each location […]

Issue #9: Great Traditions I like the Emergent focus on the Great Traditions, but robbing and stealing from them without taking into consideration contexts is no more than ornament. You can’t have Icons if you don’t have a theology of […]

Issue #10: Cultural usurpation My big problem ought to be obvious: the problem with Emergent alliance with postmodernism smacks of theological liberalism where the reigning ideology and idealisms of the day came to roost in the Church and eventually overwhelmed […]

Issue #11: What are we really preaching? What we preach is Jesus Christ, crucified, raised and the one who sent the Spirit. We don’t preach the spirit of the age; we preach to the spirit of the age from within […]

Issue #12: Brian, what do you mean by this? Generous Orthodoxy, 35: “Beyond all these warnings, you should know that I am horribly unfair in this book, lacking all scholarly objectivity and evenhandedness. My own upbringing was way out on […]

An Appreciation to Andrew Jones, the Tall Skinny Kiwi who opened the envelope for me I continue to learn from and support the many efforts of the Emergents because I think they have recognized the chastened humility that our humble […]

The final chapter of DA Carson’s book is a biblical meditation on Truth and Experience, and largely a gentle, but well-informed, commentary on 2 Peter 1. Here’s his opening line: “A good deal of the discussion of this book could […]

This chapter is easier to cover because of the nature of the chapter: Chapter 7 of DA Carson’s book tones down the rhetoric. DA Carson is a biblical theologian (shaped as he is by the Reformers and esp the Calvinistic […]

No one who reads Brian McLaren or who finds him to be a significant theologian can afford not to read the seventh chapter of DA Carson’s book. Here’s what I mean: if DA Carson is right, McLaren’s book is seriously […]

We now turn to chapter 5 of DA Carson’s book on the Emerging church. Patient listening is required, and that means patient sorting out of his argument and points, if we are to hear what is being said. I make […]

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