What's Happening in or to the church today? Are "churches"
following the Biblical model and mandate for the called out or
"peculiar people" as the Word defines followers of Christ?
"church" today following Jesus?
Are all the programs, "conversations" and all the books, seminars
and ways according to the Word of God? Is Jesus central and is
The Bible central to all that transpires in the church today? If not... who are they following? And on what foundation is
the "church" standing?
The "emergent" church...
and the "emergent conversation..."
The role of emergents and the emergent
me, the beginning of sharing my faith with people began by
throwing out Christianity and embracing Christian spirituality,
a nonpolitical mysterious system that can be experienced but not
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add, though, that I don't believe making disciples must equal making
adherents to the Christian religion. It may be advisable in many
(not all!) circumstances to help people become followers of Jesus
and remain within their Buddhist, Hindu, or Jewish contexts."—Brian
McLaren (leader of the
Emerging Church movement), author of A Generous Orthodoxy
talking about a religion this morning. You may be Catholic or
Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish, or
you may have no religion at all. I'm not interested in your
religious background. Because God did not create the universe for us
to have religion."—Rick
Warren, September 2005, United Nations, Interfaith Prayer
Breakfast to 100 World Delegates,
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Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart
from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy;
having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"
The Name of Purpose Sacrificing Truth on the Alter of Unity
good doctrine DIVIDES heresy and
If thou put the brethren in
remembrance of these things,
thou shalt be a good minister of
nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine,
whereunto thou hast attained.