Posted by: judy | January 6, 2009

Unless the Lord builds the house~



5 Reasons Why the Emerging Church is Now Receding

Is the movement on the wrong track? Many of the leaders have deconstructed orthodox Christianity so much that there is no foundation on which to build. That’s a problem. And that’s why so many are jumping off the Emerging bandwagon.

The early Emerging leaders saw that traditional evangelicalism looks a lot like the Titanic, slowly taking on water and sinking towards irrelevancy. So the leaders shot up some flares and boarded a life-raft. Unfortunately, the life-raft seems to have more holes in it than does the big ship. Let’s hope the conversation ends before the boat sinks with people on it.

1.  The Emerging Church does little evangelism

2. Some Emerging leaders have embraced a disturbing lack of clarity on key doctrinal and social issues.

3. Many who initially intrigued by the Emerging conversation are now distancing themselves from Emerging theology.

4. Some aspects of the Emerging Church look faddish and fleeting.

5. Evangelicalism is beginning to address the good questions raised by the Emerging movement

Interesting, I think there is 1 reason the Emerging Church may be receding ~~

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;

Unless the Lord guards the city;
The watchman keeps awake in vain.

It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
Psalm 127:1-2




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