Friday, September 05, 2003
What is the "Emerging Church"?
I haven't had time to read the whole article linked above, but I wanted to post something on this. For me, it's a remnant church, getting out of traditionalism and into tradition, moving beyond the bounds we've placed on ourselves and living a kingdom-life in freedom before God. Something like that, where you're open to question and open to build on the answers you find honestly seeking Him. Church is no longer relevant, but the gospel is immensely relevant to our lives today - "repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand." It's an option for living, not withheld from anyone and open to all who receive. And yet, we've muddied the waters so much... the "emerging church" is the group of Christians removing themselves from the baggage of churchiness, lifting up Jesus, proclaiming Him in fellowship with one another.