Monday, April 10, 2006

on being emergent

Paul McMahon has an absolutely excellent post on being emergent. Paul comes from a political science background and sort of stumbled onto Opawa about a year now. (I might be wrong, but I don’t think Paul would have known what emerging was pre-Opawa so his is a fascinating take). He (and his wife Ann) have helped us pioneer one of our emerging congregations at Opawa called espresso. He recounts his own spiritual journey and concludes:

At its best the emergent church brings people into community and back to Scripture to read it in the context of the overarching Biblical story of God’s love for His Creation, to listen together and share their stories in pursuit of truth and the Spirit’s guidance in their lives. It is not an abandonment of absolute truth, but instead a rebalancing and embracing of the relational nature of truth. At its best the emergent church is the essence of the three golden rules of biblical interpretation: Context, context, context.

Posted by steve at 10:02 PM

1 Comment

  1. Thanks Steve.

    I definitely didn’t know about emergent stuff before I took your paper in 2004, even if I had experienced parts of it through TSCF.

    Comment by Paul — April 11, 2006 @ 10:57 am

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