Monday, December 17, 2007

Emerging: Theological Crap

I don't know if you've been clued in or have been paying attention to the pseudo-evangelical Christian movement known as "Emerging" or "Emergent," but it's becoming a popular venue for the younger generation on Sunday mornings.

In a nutshell, the Emerging movement basically features a "seeker friendly" gospel which eschews absolute truth save for one absolute truth, that you can not possibly know what is absolutely true. They favor an experience-oriented gathering, making the individual  the focus of the gathering rather than where the focus should belong - on the worship of Christ1. In my mind it's the marriage of post-modernity with Christianity, featuring generation-x folks who are now old enough to preach from the pulpit lead discussion from the center bar stool.

This video clip is from a recent PBS story on the movement, and apparently there will be a follow-up with one going a little more in-depth with one of it's leaders, Brian McLaren. I'll be on the lookout for it.


(1) Does that not have overtones from the original lie told in the garden?

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