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Dec
3

Contending for the Faith…or Just Being Contentious?

Contending for the Faith…or Just Being Contentious? A recent event impressed upon me our collective need to be responsible when it comes to accusing others of having false doctrine. Many people get up in arms because of rumors that circulate on the internet, many of which are neither carefully researched, nor proven. Boycotts are sometimes started to punish those who don’t toe the line on pet doctrinal issues and, oftentimes, good and godly people are...
Jul
27

You Might be Emergent if…

(Preface: This is all in fun.) You might be involved with the Emergent Church if… You finally understand the Trinity now that you have read “The Shack”. You think “Blue Like Jazz” by Donald Miller is a book on Systematic Theology. You have life-size posters of Rob Bell on your wall. You read every blog entry on Emergent Village (and comment!). You consider Brian McLaren to be...
May
20

How Did the Church Disconnect from Truth? — Francis Schaeffer

How Did the Church Disconnect from Truth? — Francis Schaeffer Dr. Francis Schaeffer, a brilliant Christian philosopher who died in 1984, gives great insight to the Postmodern crisis we are experiencing within the church today. He explains how Thomas Aquinas opened the door for an Epistemological compromise between the Bible as an authority on one hand and Aristotelian philosophy being an equal viewpoint on the other hand. This mixture, known as Syncretism,  led to...
May
18

Is There Anything Wrong With Rob Bell’s Gospel? – by J. Lee Grady

Is There Anything Wrong With Rob Bell’s Gospel? Wednesday, 18 May 2011 07:38 AM EDT J. Lee Grady Newsletters – Fire In My Bones The popular author’s controversial book Love Wins celebrates God’s love but drifts dangerously into Universalism. I’m usually quick to speak my mind. But in the case of Rob Bell’s controversial book Love Wins, I’ve withheld comment until now because...
May
9

Narrative Theology — A Subtle Deception

Hi Israel, Our friends’ son (a homeschooled young man raised in a Christian home) now states that he is not a Christian, doesn’t believe that Jesus lived and the Bible, to him, is just another old book. Very sad but it was coming.. He had joined the emergent church several years ago.. Wonder if this is a common thing for those who move to the emergent church? (A concerned friend) A big part of...

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