Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Emerging Church

Today I thought I'd take the chance to point you towards an interesting summary listing some of the tension points felt as the culture of 'church' changes in our era.

Much has been made of the "emerging church" as evangelical Christianity continues to grow in this new century. The tension arises as members of the "traditional church" bristle at the change occurring around them. A good synopsis of this movement (some have called it a mood) is available in the first couple pages of a book called Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation In Postmodern Times. Also check here for another resource on what the emerging church is.

What will become of this 'movement' remains to be seen, but it will certainly be interesting to watch the shifts in religious cultural norms over the next twenty years.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Indeed.

BTW, the Freakonomics book I reserved became available the day I left for Costa Rica. They held it for a week, so needless to say, I still haven't read it and I'm back at the end of a hopelessly long list. =)