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The new Emerging Church or neo-liberalism? is now at www.emerging-neoliberal.christian.nuWhilst the Blogdom of God is at www.blogdom.christian.nuI believe that this new redirect provider will not cause any pop-up windows unlike the last one we tried- please let me know if there are any problems. … [Read more...]

Book "review"- Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity

I have just discovered what I suspect is the best currently available tool to clear the haze that our culture so cleverly exudes and allow many to see a truly Christian worldview for the first time.Too many Christians simply don't reason enough today. Thinking through our underlying assumptions and value systems is just not something we are often encouraged to do in the world or in the church.Viewed by many as the Francis Schaeffer of her generation, I suspect Nancy Pearcey's book TOTAL … [Read more...]

What is Traditional Evangelical Thought?

Deep calls to Deep - A New Kind of Christian asks"How old does something? have to be to be considered traditional?......Traditions can be a few years old, as some of our family Christmas traditions are, such as opening stockings on the bed, or they can stretch back several thousand years. An awful lot of traditions that we hold to though simply stretch back a few generations or a few hundred years, but have become in the minds of us who hold them, truths for all time."So far, fair enough. I … [Read more...]

Brian Maclaren- A Generous Orthodoxy or dangerous neo-liberalism?

Challies Review of - A Generous Orthodoxy. This review really lays down the guantlet. Challies quotes the back cover of hte book which states that Brian Maclaren "argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence that will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions." Whilst I have never read the book this is exactly what I mean by neo-liberalism."In short, it is awful. I consider it, in terms of content, one of … [Read more...]

Announcing another NEW Aggregator for the emergent church/neo-liberal debate

I have discovered there are quite a few blogs out there addressing some of this issues I have recently picked up on here. Whether the new movements represent emerging church or neo-liberalism is vitally important. I am very keen that we all interact and discuss each other's posts.Thus, yes you guessed it we have another new aggregator for your delight!If you know of any blogs on either side of this discussion that should be in let me know by email....O and by the way if you are on … [Read more...]

The Battle for the Evangelical Church

Every Thought Captive likes my "neo-liberalism" label, and believes a battle is underway for the emergant church. I would go one further and say there is a battle for the Evangelical church as a whole. How will we develop in the 21st Century. If Emergent was just a new movement separate from the evangelicals it might not be as important as it is. As I have said before like evangelicals as a whole the emergant movement is not all bad, nor is it all good however.....Could blogs help … [Read more...]

Critiquing Penal Substitution

Wink is determined to show that you can critique penal substitution without being a neo-liberal. He accepts the punishment bit unlike most neo-liberals but denies substitution. I will interact with this more later- in the meantime any one else up for the debate with him? … [Read more...]

The purposes of God for man

Day 2 of the purpose driven life discusses the purposes of God for each and every man. Psalm 139 is quoted (although not in a familiar version)O LORD , you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven … [Read more...]

Neo-liberalism or postconservative evangelicalism?

It is always good to allow people to speak for themselves so as the next post in my series on neo-liberalism with thanks to every thought captive I am going to give some exerts from a book.Justin Taylor has done a great job of doing this in "Reclaiming the Center" stating that "a significant shift is taking place in some segments of evangelicalism". He is not sure what to call this group but settles on what to me is the totally unacceptable juxtapositon of two contradictory words- … [Read more...]

More on Neo-liberalism and biblical inerrancy

Evangelicals in the Dock states open theists who would fit my definition of neo-liberals cannot believe in biblical inerrancy-Both Sanders and Pinnock hold to open theism, a form of theology that posits a God who is not omniscient concerning the free actions of human beings. As was pointed out in the ETS meeting's floor debate regarding Pinnock, it's not at all clear how an open theist can consistently affirm inerrancy; theology proper must eventually affect one's view of Scripture. Nicole in … [Read more...]