Ben’s not a fan, but he has some interesting points… many I disagree with, though His blog entry can be found HERE.
My own statement of emergent is here… can we talk about these things in person, please? I can’t emphasize that enough.
It is so interesting to me what people’s thoughts are as it doesn’t seem like many of the things that we emergents stand for are all that nonsensical. I mean, yes, they are a bit different than some of the “orthodoxy” in the last… oh, 1000 years. But historically, I’m not so sure. It seems to me that things like “innerancy” and “infallible” are not things that the bible claims for itself, or that Christians really claimed until Luther. If this is the case, and Luther and some of our other church fathers (because indeed it was men who called the shots) marked changes in orthodoxy, who’s to say that changes still don’t take place?
Good things to be in conversation about… personally. It would be really good to meet anyone from Bend who would like to talk more.