Reflection

Is there a ‘pre’ in Emergent Theology?

date OCTOBER 10
date Presurf (USA)

Reading over the conversation between MOBSBY and THORPE I find myself wondering in a community of so many 'posts' do we have any pre's. I think we do, I think we have a pre-theology. So lets ask again just for conversation's sake 'what does an Emergent pre-theology look like?' People who like tricky words will like what is about to develop in a moment, those of you who go to gratuitous action movies like myself I hope you will stay tuned regardless. I think we are asking as a community: What is theology? What should it do for us? To…

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Reflection

How (Not) to Speak of God as a Postmodern Evangelical

date OCTOBER 10
date Shaun Turner (USA)

Theologies given birth within modernity will not transfer to postmodern cultures.-Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger - Emerging Churches [1] This quote should serve as an alarm for all those who profess to be evangelical Christians. Everywhere one turns, one finds evidence that the Western world is in the midst of a cultural shift. Using language from the quote above, this shift has been described as a move from modernity to postmodernity, from one way of understanding and conceptualizing the world to another. This shift, or “turn towards postmodernism,” as some call it, effects governments, economies, entire academic disciplines, and the…

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Beginners Guide

To clarify this journey

date OCTOBER 10
date Brother Maynard ( Canada )

Seems there’s some misunderstanding about the journey we’re on. To some, it looks like the journey to leave the church we’re in… which to me is evidence that we aren’t explaining it very well. Given that observation, I thought it might help to take another stab at it in hopes of clarifying it in my own mind if nowhere else. I long for a church that is low-key. I’m tired of hype, I’m tired of noise, and I’m tired of intensity. I used to like all those things, but I no longer equate these with “signs of life.” I long…

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