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.