Contextual Theology – Falling from Truth through Emerging Church

By Roger Oakland In order for the emerging church to succeed, the Bible has to be looked at through entirely different glasses, and Christianity needs to be open to a new type of faith. Brian McLaren calls this new faith a “generous orthodoxy.”1 While such an orthodoxy allows a smorgasbord of ideas to be proclaimed in the name of Christ, many of these ideas are actually forbidden and rejected by Scripture. Doug Pagitt believes that he is part of a cutting-edge response to the new postmodern world. It’s a response he and others see as ...

A Call Back To Truth

An interview, conducted September 2007, with theologian John MacArthur, about the state of the church, heralding a call back to truth of the pure Word of God (Proverbs 30:5-6), of which is a timely reminder with regard to today’s Emergent Church “Emergence Christianity” … A Call Back To Truth While Martin Luther called the church back to the truth of Scripture and the simplicity of the gospel, modern movements like the Emerging Church uphold “mystery” and question the traditional understanding of the gospel. “We want to embrace mystery rather than conquer it,” declare leaders within ...