Christianity hits Wikipedia

Wikipedia discussed Christianity on their main page last Sunday and now have a large piece. Its probably still very open for people to add their thoughts. Thanks Christdot.
And if you may want to read the Emerging Church definition if you havent already seen it. I don’t agree with everything written but i think its a very fair treatment. If i didn’t, i would go and change it.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

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  • Sup Andrew. Just wanted to stop and inquire about how your daughters diabetes was going…I guess how she is handling it considering diabetes is not a verb. Anyway hope all is well.

  • I read this definition of emerging church, and I think it sums it up well. My question to emerging church postmodern types though is, if you don’t believe it is possible to know truth, then how can you believe the Bible which as Christians is our source of truth about God?
    Lucy

  • thanks jay – very well, thank you. she is stable and on a good routine of daily injections that all seems very normal to us now.
    Lucy, if you come back here. I cant accept your criticism of emerging church as valid. Where did you get that from? God is truth. His word is truth (John 17). I know the truth. I am willing to die for the truth. I have sold everything i have to follow Jesus in living out this truth. One day i might lose my head over my steadfast faith in the truth. What more can i do to prove to you and others like you that i believe in truth?
    I have placed my trust in God and in the witness of the Scriptures. I believe the Bible is more true than what i think it says. My idea on truth might be more experiential than propositional, but tehn i believe that we are called to live out the truth. Am i making any sense . . or am i just talking to myself again?

  • Andrew it was a question that appears to have been perceived as a threat..I do not want you to prove anything to me, but I do not understand how postmodern attitudes, which are basically opinions and anything goes, can gel with truth.
    Why do we run from our differences? I do not class myself as part of emerging church, I think postmodernism is antichristian, but let’s talk, not run from each other.
    If you want to chat anymore then I have my own board:)
    Lucy

  • Lucy, I think Andrew’s point is that you are setting up a straw man and then flogging it, when your description of “emerging church postmodern types” does not match us to begin with.
    If you want to engage in a debate on the evils of postmodernism, I don’t think you will find many people here who are interested. It’s somewhat akin to walking into a black neighborhood and asking how it is that blacks can claim to be Christian when blackness is inherently of the devil.
    If, on the other hand, you are not here to debate but are curious to learn how the postmodern/Christian combination is possible and what it looks like, you have to first accept that it will look different than what you are accustomed to. Then stick around, watch, and learn.

  • Wow! If that is the Emerging church only the brainy ones of society will ever become part of it! Seems to me that Simple church is a return to the expression of life and mission that we find in the new testament.

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