The sub-title is, “Understanding a Movement and Its Implications.” It was refreshing to read a scholar like Carson hold the “Emerging Church” writers’ feet to the fire. Carson takes the popular writers such as Brian McLaren, Robert Webber and Mike Yaconelli to task for their “nasty stereotypical” writing and for “condescendingly dismissing” older writers who would have ardently disagreed with them. Carson defends the traditional Evangelical position of absolute truth against the “experiential, participatory, image-driven, and connected—generating the acrostic EPIC, which has become a bit of a mantra [to the emerging church].” Carson writes fairly and with an even hand, but often asks questions such as, “To put the matter differently: Is there at least some danger that what is being advocated is not so much a new kind of Christian in a new emerging church, but a church that is so submerging itself in the culture that it risks hopeless compromise?” To which many of us say “Amen.” A voice such as Carson will be hard to dismiss.
What About Foot Washing?April 5, 2017
It’s not unusual to be asked about baptism or the Lord’s Supper but in conjunction with that the question of foot washing as an ordinance of the church often comes up. I usually reply that I certainly believe in foot washing, especially for boys under ten years old! But why is it that I do […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
God Created WomanJuly 1, 2016
Genesis 1 “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near […]