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Tag: Emergent Church

The Liturgy and the Nature of Man and Reflections for the Church

In confirmation class in 7th and 8th grade my pastor taught us physical positions that we could pray from.  Keeling, prone, hands high, etc.  The idea was that humans are peculiar.  It isn’t enough to give mental assent to something, but rather for full effect we need to commit our bodies, too.  Not putting our bodies ‘through the motions’ actually detracts from the reality as the mind experiences it.  This is really anti-gnosticism and it is an important truth about the human being.  CS Lewis in the Screwtape Letters accurately characterized humans as amphibians- both physical and spiritual, and God … continue reading...

A Review of Why We’re Not Emergent, critical book on the Rob Bell, Brian McLaren Movement

Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be

Book Description: “The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today’s Christian community. And they’re talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they’re not. And Why We’re Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why.”


Like the authors of the book, I am sympathetic to the… continue reading...

Presentation Text on Apologetics and the Arts and Literature

Below is the text of the speech I gave recently at my event in Wisconsin. I don’t typically write out my presentations. I usually work off an outline and as it happened I ended up setting aside the text completely and working off of memory. The presentation that I actually came had the same general points but was presented a bit differently. Also, due to time constraints I skipped some points in the actual presentation that appear in the text. It seemed worthwhile to make this available for those who wanted the best of all worlds.

It is also useful … continue reading...