Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"The Church is dead!"

Jones argues that the conventional way of doing church dissolved with pay phones. He maintains the biggest issue for the church is one of identity. Those on the left have become so accepting of everything, they've sold even foundational doctrines. Those on the right are so fundamental they scare off those who aren't legalists.

Jones says the Emergent movement is somewhere in the middle of the two. Because the left and right have become so rabid about their views, the divide has deeply hurt any chance for the Church to have a voice in society. For that reason, the emergents want to be seen as inclusivists.

Is he on to something?

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