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This post finishes off our review of Jim Belcher’s book, which raises many of the pertinent issues, though I’d like to see a “deep church” approach to theology and language. But, still, good book and I’m grateful for the good discussions this book generated. I want to announce a new series I will begin next Tuesday on John Franke: Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Living Theology) , professor at Biblical Seminary north of Philadelphia. Join us for that series.
Emerging folks want to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular, the dualism that has shaped the church for far too long. Isolationism must give way to integration. The critique of the church by non-churched people confirms this isolation and lack of integration. Some propose recapturing a doctrine of creation, and he appeals here to Steve Taylor’s well-known book (The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change (Emergent Ys)