Canadian Critique

Emerging Theology PDF: A rational critique of Emerging Church theology from The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada.

At least I think its Canadian – and can the author please step forward and identify themself? Its a well written piece which covers some good and bad points, and offers good advice – i like it! But it only deals with a very narrow sector of the emerging church. which is the American, post-evangelical, non-house church type. Still, worth a read. Thanks Pinikidon.

I have to confess, it still bugs me when North Americans talk about the emerging church as if it is an American thing, even though other countries are further along in many aspects and have a longer history. I suppose, having spent a lot of my time in USA, I have not really watched the conversation from outside the country as much as i have been doing recently.

UPDATE: Darryl fessed up to writing it – here is the link to his blog Dashhouse where you can discuss it with him.

Andrew

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9 Comments

  • isn’t this just a newer and more dynamic example of what has been happening in the church scene for a long time now? i recall going to a baptist world youth conference in 1993, and it felt then like there were two discourses; the contained and self-referential american discourse and ‘everyone else.’
    two things I recall from that conference were that once you got beyond the speakers and players, the most interesting delegates (in terms of novel approaches to minstry) were from outside the US (like the southern cone guys I met doing great relational youth stuff through sports). the other thing I recall was that when I got home, I had tonnes of addresses and contacts from the conference, but very few US addresses.

  • Umm, that would be me, Andrew. I wrote that for my own denomination, in part to introduce them to the ec before Carson’s book came out. (Carson is HUGE in the Fellowship.)
    It’s written for my audience, which is pretty conservative. Thanks for the feedback – didn’t mean to imply that the ec is primarily North American (I actually see a few streams of the ec and the American one isn’t the primary one).

  • ahhhh . . darryl – there you are. your name is not on the article so i didnt know it was you. If i had known, i would have been much harsher (he he he)
    the reason i posted it here is because it is a DAMN FINE ARTICLE and articles like this are hard to find.
    Keep it up and write some more stuff.
    Hey – i didnt want to copy and paste anything from it, but is the information also blogged so that we can link to it?

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    An article I wrote for the Evangelical Baptist – comments? (I hope to review Carson’s book soon). Thanks to Andrew…

  • Evaluating the emerging church

    An article I wrote for the Evangelical Baptist – comments? (I hope to review Carson’s book soon). Thanks to Andrew…

  • Evaluating the emerging church

    An article I wrote for the Evangelical Baptist – comments? (I hope to review Carson’s book soon). Thanks to Andrew…

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