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.

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