Earlier today I wrote about The Emerging Church’s Reinvented Wheel. Readers interested in the subject of the “emerging church” and related movements that claim to be engaging postmodernity will enjoy our friend Matthew Milliner’s 9.5 Theses. (Through the creative use of decimals he offers more than 9.5 of them, by the way.) For example:
1. I’ll say it again: He who marries the spirit of the age will soon become a widower. Do those who married postmodernity realize their spouse is in a nursing home? . . .
2. Yes Paul said he sees through a glass darkly – but he still saw. Don’t forget to keep reading.
2.5 Paul did not end his speech at the Areopagus by saying “the Unknown God” is a great idea, sorry I bothered you. Nice statue. Can I have a copy? . . .
3. If you’re reacting to a bad experience with evangelicalism, I’m sorry. Please, stop, take a deep breath, and learn the tradition instead of reacting to a truncated (but vivid) fragment of the Christian heritage. Learn, forgive, move on. You can do it.