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Uneasiness

From Jesus Creed: Emergent Reaction the second point leapt out at me.

Second, and because what we experience in England or Australia or Canada or the USA differs we need to be careful in generalizing, but still here it is: second, what they see in current Evangelical churches is too much Bible study without changed lives and churches, too much money spent on church buildings and not enough in missional work, too much apologetical articulation and not enough apologetical embodiment, too much old music and not enough edgy music, too much superficiality and not enough honest-to-goodness radical confession and admission of where we really are, too much “get me to heaven” gospel and not enough “Shalom is for the world too” gospel, and too much hierarchy and not enough spreading the gifts to the people. I could go on. For me, the irony of it is that many see too much “modern worldliness” in the current Evangelical Church and not enough “postmodern worldliness.” I wish I understood that statement better.

Teaching on Tuesday and trying to get more of a sense of praxis, mission, confession and “Shalom” into my notes on the image of God, penguins, ecology, anthropology, embodiment, technology, creation and xenotransplantation.

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