Category Archives: Emerging Church

The Many Problems with the Emerging Church

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Ironic Faith: Postmodern Theories of Language

McKnight concludes by referring to classic Postmodern arguments about the nature of language — Finally, ironic faith grows out of emergents’ realization that language plays a large role in our faith and our claims to know the truth. Even a … Continue reading

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Ironic Faith: Homosexuality

It’s no surprise that the emerging churches have a special concern for homosexuals. Emergents are not so much pro-gay or pro-lesbian as they are convinced that sexuality is more complex than many acknowledge. They are committed both to the Bible, … Continue reading

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Ironic Faith: Pluralism

McKnight next raises the question of whether Christianity is exclusive — Fifth, public schools drilled the messages of multiculturalism and pluralism into emergents’ heads and hearts, while their churches were teaching them that all those without explicit faith in Christ … Continue reading

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Ironic Faith: The God of the Old Testament

McKnight now delves into even tougher territory — Sixth, emergents sometimes exercise a deconstructive critique of the Bible’s view of God. Sometimes I hear it in ways that are no more interesting that Marcion’s old (and heretical) critique of the … Continue reading

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Ironic Faith: Integrity

Scot McKnight’s fourth point deals with the hypocrisy of much of popular evangelicalism — Fourth, emergents were burned by the lack of integrity among popular evangelical media figures. They watched or heard the stories about Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart … Continue reading

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Ironic Faith: Science

McKnight continues explaining the mindset of the emerging movement: Third, exposure to science in public education, universities, and personal study has led emergents to disown the traditional conclusion that when science and the Bible conflict, science must move aside. Although … Continue reading

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