Don Carson and a wrong-headed appeal to Matthew 18

I just read something Dr Don Carson wrote this year about the emerging church and a “wrong-headed” appeal to Matthew 18. “Several years ago i wrote a fairly restrained critique of the emerging church movement as it then existed, before it morphed into its present diverse configurations.That little book earned me some of the angriest,…

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When we protested against ourselves

“We had become banal to ourselves and felt complicit with a culture of banality in worship. It was a protest against the sing-along ‘concert’ model of worship, in which a new breed of ‘worship leaders’ had become a new ‘performing clergy’ and we their audience-congregation.”┬áDoug Gay, Remixing the Church. I love that quote. I have…

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Lunch with the Backyard Missionary

Today I am up in Butler, north of Perth, about to have lunch with Backyard Missionary blogger Andrew Hamilton and his wife Danelle. His blog is legendary – an emerging church kind of blog with varied thoughts on life ranging from Rob Bell to surfing. Why backyard? Because Andrew is a reticulation engineer and spends…

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