Thursday, October 04, 2007

At An Emerging Church Conference

Here's an interesting article:


Emergent leaders call for ‘missional re-understanding of Jesus-followership and Christ-focus imbued with passionate creativity and emotional authenticity,’ whatever that means


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — At a recent conference-like "gathering" of emergent church leaders, various factions sparred over competing visions for the future of the movement. Leaders on one side called for "deepening and continuously beautiful efforts toward emotionally true self-divulgence and confession." Other leaders countered with a call for "a theological re-purposing of our objective and subjective missionality within a framework of God-love." Because few in attendance actually understood what either side meant, both ideas were tabled.


The sides did agree that emergent leaders should continue to take every opportunity to make casual, cool cultural references to popular television shows, movies and Internet phenomena to introduce quasi-intellectual spiritual points about the state of the American church.

7 comments:

Dan Trabue said...

Funny.

John Meunier said...

Took me a minute to figure out it was a joke.

gavin richardson said...

"i'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take any more of it.".. oh, it is just larknews. &:~)

Dale Tedder said...

I didn't read the article. However, just what you included on your post was enough to make me think it was credible. I'm not sure that the real emergent folks say things that are much different.

JD said...

The sad truth in that fiction is when a group of church leaders get together at an ecumenical meeting, they throw around so many fancy words that by the time it actually comes down to it, despite all the talking, nothing was really said. That is why this article is sooooooo funny, because it is, in many ways, sooooo true.

PAX
JD

Anonymous said...

2 Timothy 4: 3-5 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Ken L. Hagler said...

Truth and fiction are not easily separated.