Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

“Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)”

“Because of the emerging church’s implied doctrine of God’s unknowability, the word mystery, a perfectly good word in its own right, has become downright annoying. Let me be very clear: I don’t understand everything about God or the Bible. I don’t fully understand how God can be three in one. I don’t completely grasp how divine sovereignty works alongside human responsibility. The Christian faith is mysterious. But when we talk about Christianity, we don’t start with mystery. It’s some combination of pious confusion and intellectual laziness to claim that living in mystery is at the heart of Christianity.”  -Kevin DeYoung, in “Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)” (co-authored with Ted Kluck)

The back cover of the book reads:

“Here’s the truth–There is truth.

You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism, and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren’t.

The emergent church is asking good questions and dialoguing about good things: community, caring for the poor, loving Jesus. Coauthors Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck care about these same issues. They should be all over this movement.

But they’re not. And here’s why–they do life founded upon orthodox beliefs about God, propositional truths about Jesus, and the authority of Scripture. Many do not.

Why We’re Not Emergent gives both a theological and an on-the-street perspective that helps you examine the emerging church for yourself. Provocative yet playful, this book seeks to show you why being emergent isn’t the only, or even the best, way to be passionate about Jesus Christ.”

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July 20, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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