Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Quote

"In the Emerging Church, due emphasis will be placed on both theological rootage and contemporary experience, on celebration in worship and involvement in social concerns, on faith and feeling, the personal and the conceptual."
Larson, Osborne, The Emerging Church (1970), p10-11

Capitalize, bolden, italize the ANDs in the quote. Why does it take so long it get beyond smallmindedness to what God has?

5 comments:

The Righteousness of God said...

a thirty six year old quote????

pastor mike said...

that's right!
does that make me a traditionalist... take me back to the days of this description of the emerging church!

The Righteousness of God said...

You may have to shake the dust off your sandals . . . and walk away from bad-news-town (think this was the advice).

Scott said...

A lot of good things came out of 1970, one in particular in early August of that year....

The fact that its 36 years old makes me wonder if the emerging church will ever emerge or if we'll just eventually have to find a new term to make the idea sound new.

Maybe instead of emerging forward we should think of it as taking church back to what it was originally intended to be, not the ritualistic institution that it has often become in todays society.

Maybe its time to call it the resurgent church just to change things up a bit. 36 years of emerging is long enough....

The Righteousness of God said...

I would have to agree with blogger Scott...i see it like childbirth...36 years of child labour is unimaginable. Birth or get off the birthing chair. The 'Church' knows the people within (scattered in all denominations)...sheep know sheep....we know our shepherd's voice.

Call it what you want...tagging never really alters God's process.