Aug 1, 2007

emergently lost?

I think this link is a really good place to go if you want to understand the varying directions the church may be emerging in the coming years. Here's a quote:

The emerging church seems to be forking in three directions, says scholar Ed Stetzer...

  • The most conservative fork accepts the gospel and the church in their historic forms but seeks to make them more understandable in contemporary culture.
  • A second fork accepts the gospel but questions and reconstructs much of the traditional church form.
  • The third, the most radical, questions and re-envisions both the gospel and the church.

10 comments:

irreverend fox said...

I am in the center of the first fork...where are you?

or are you not sure, lol.

Tony Myles said...

It's odd, but I find myself on a journey with God that has taken me all over the map on this over the years. I think accordingly I might be in one place today and another tomorrow, but I hope to always die to my own ideals and ultimately promote the Lord's.

irreverend fox said...
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irreverend fox said...

that's my boy Tony! slick as ice!

Tony Myles said...

*sigh*

Please don't misread an essay answer to your multiple choice question as being slick... it's me being honest. Hope that's okay.

irreverend fox said...

let's not be a drama queen, lol, no need for sighing...

by slick I did not mean "liar"...I think you answered the best you could.

Anonymous said...

great read! loved it! cheers

- wil

Tony Myles said...

Thanks, Wil! (and for your email today, too)

Gary... um, yeah.

irreverend fox said...

???

I think you read too much into me...I'm just asking a question...I'm not a Nazi or a head hunter! I’m not one of the bad guys out to trick people…

your answer amused me...that’s all…because once again I couldn't nail you down to a simple answer...that's why I said 'slick'...that was not to say you lied...but that you answered my question as best as you could.

that's all my friend...no harm or offense intended...

I think I'll do you a favor and go away now...sorry...

paul said...

i think i'd go with all three or at least want to see and listen to all three, i think they can all inform and contribute to each other and make our faith more vibrant and honest...