TheOOZE beta | evolving spirituality. » Responding to an Anti-Emergent Manifesto (by Christian Piatt)

signs you might be an emergent:

• if you don’t like George W. Bush or institutions or big business or capitalism or Left Behind Christianity;
• if your political concerns are poverty, AIDS, imperialism, war-mongering, CEO salaries, consumerism, global warming, racism, and oppression and not so much abortion and gay marriage;
• if you talk about the myth of redemptive violence and the myth of certainty;
• if you love the Bible as a beautiful, inspiring collection of works that lead us into the mystery of God but is not inerrant;
• if you support women in all levels of ministry, prioritize urban over suburban, and like your theology narrative instead of systematic;
• if you disbelieve in any sacred-secular divide;
• if you believe doctrine gets in the way of an interactive relationship with Jesus;
• if you believe salvation has a little to do with atoning for guilt and a lot to do with bringing the whole creation back into shalom with its Maker;
• if you believe following Jesus is not believing the right things but living the right way;
• if it really bugs you when people talk about going to heaven instead of heaven coming to us…

TheOOZE beta | evolving spirituality. » Responding to an Anti-Emergent Manifesto (by Christian Piatt).

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2 Comments on “TheOOZE beta | evolving spirituality. » Responding to an Anti-Emergent Manifesto (by Christian Piatt)”

  1. Latchkey says:

    That’s me.

  2. Me too! Good isn’t it? 🙂


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