Ed Stetzer’s recent article for the Baptist Press on the emerging church has gotten a lot of linkage lately. He outlines three types of emerging churches: Relevants, Reconstructionists, and Revisionists. Generally good analysis, but he isn’t the first person to divide emerging churches into three types… Alan Creech and Robbymac have done the same, as mentioned and linked here in the earlier blog discussions T.E. Lawrence and the Emerging Church Trilogy and Dear Dignan: an Answer on the Emerging Church.
The three types of emergents
by Brother Maynard | Jan 16, 2006 | Emerging Church, Interviews & External Articles | 1 comment
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Read the Stetzer article. Seems to me he’s advocating a arch-conservatism that talks about ‘turning to the Bible’ for answers but not realizing that the way he is advocating turning to the Bible means reading it with a certain set of spectacles on and reading it through that perspective/paradigm. He says he reads Marcus Borg, for example, but that Borg is wrong. Surely it’s that borg is wrong from his perspective, not wrong per se? For others who don’t share Statzer’s hermeneutic, (those who he refers to as ‘revisionists’), his pastoral and theological model is hard to swallow.