Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I think they like bumper stickers more than conservatives.

I'm just sayin'

SBC Clarification

What I tried to blog:
People are having a hard time getting over their prejudices in order to communicate.

What many read:

The SBC is a bunch of losers.

First, I grew up in the SBC. I am just residing at a non-denominational church right now. It is true that my affiliation with SBC does mean less and less to me... but, (and this is important) Southern Baptists moved the ball down the field quite a way when it comes to evangelism.

Second, I see much in the style of emergent churches that I admire. Honestly, I don't see much in their theology that is unique. It has been around for hundreds of years. Most of what we see in Christian thought today is a retread of ideas posited by others before us. While that does not amount to a dismissal of their ideas, it does shed light on my cynical attitude to those who suddenly "get it" while all the other slow Christians get a knowing glance and a "God bless their little hearts" from the tattooed, candle lighting, new kind of Christian.

You know, I don't think this really cleared anything up at all. But, I'm going to post it anyway.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Emergent Conversation?

What some are saying: We need to resurrect the ancient ways in order to connect in an intimate way with the path of Jesus. Our entertainment model of doing church just isn't connecting with a generation that is desperate for spiritual connection. The Bible has been taken hostage by the literalists and we need to stop dissecting it and see it as story. Oh... and light some candles... melted wax and dark rooms are cool. Plus, get a tat.

What Southern Baptists are hearing: Blah, blah, blah, resurrect, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Jesus. Blah blah blah blah blah church blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. blah BIBLE blah blah blah blah blah blah fable. Blah blah catholic, pope, blasphemy. Mark of the beast.

Apologies to Gary Larson