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Postmodernism and the Emerging Church Movement

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  • Anton
    It was long past-due, but we have just posted a major entry on the Emerging Church at Apologetics Index: Postmodernism and the Emerging Church Movement
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      It was long past-due, but we have just posted a major entry on the
      Emerging Church at Apologetics Index:

      Postmodernism and the Emerging Church Movement
      http://www.apologeticsindex.org/290-emerging-church

      The author is David Kowalksi, an ordained minister with the Assemblies
      of God. He has authored a number of articles, including two in the
      "Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity," published
      by Berkshire Publishing.

      The article provides

      - An appropriate response to the Emerging Church Movement
      - An overview of the distinctive teachings and goals of the Emergent
      Church
      - A look at the movement's methods and communication strategies
      - The Church's proper role in postmodern culture
      - An overview of the movement's leaders
      - An overview of the movement's opponents
      - A (satirical) glossary for those who are new to the conversation
      - Overviews of Emergent Church teachings versus those of the Bible and
      non-Emergent Christians on the topics of Truth, Scripture, Faith,
      Doctrine, Lifestyle and ministry
      - A listing of pro, neutral, and contra web sites
      - Recommended books

      "Any thoughtful consideration of the removal of the foundation and the
      boundaries for Christian faith must conclude that this
      postmodernization is fatal to biblical faith, stripping the term
      "faith" of any real meaning and opening the door to substantial change
      in fundamental beliefs. These changes can be found most prominently
      in the soteriology and eschatology of emergents. After they have
      undergone emergent accommodation to postmodernism, doctrines such as
      atonement and judgment no longer resemble the biblical teachings
      Evangelicals believe are non-negotiable. The collection of quotations
      from emergents found later in this article should give the reader an
      idea of the extent to which heresies have been entertained in the
      movement.

      The effect of the emergent movement's presence in the body of Christ
      is equivalent to both an autoimmune disease (such as multiple
      sclerosis, in which the body attacks itself with harmful consequences)
      and an immunocompromising disease (such as AIDS, in which the body
      lowers its defenses to external pathogens). The Emerging Church
      movement acts like an autoimmune disease, stripping Christian
      terminology of its biblical meanings, and it acts like an
      immunocompromising disease, disarming the body's defenses against
      foreign invasion. The result is that this movement represents a
      deadly influence within the Church which requires a decisive response
      from those who recognize it as such. "
      - From "An Appropriate Response to the Emerging Church Movement

      Anton
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      Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
      Amsterdam, Netherlands
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