July 3, 2005

This morning does not permit a lengthy post, but I will combine today’s idea with today’s particular vocation, of “performing the gospel” with the “Lord’s Day.”I’m also struggling with my son’s Safari browser as it does not appear to enable me to edit much on this post.The “post” in the “post”modern and the Emerging movement among Christians all over the world is a “post” that says they want to get beyond a kind of evangelicalism that is rooted and shaped… Read more

July 2, 2005

When the emerging generation of Christian thinkers and leaders claims that it is “post-evangelical” and “post-modern” and “post-liberal” and “post-fundamentalist,” in fact “post” a lot of things, it means among other things the following:First, it does not necessarily mean that is is “anti” any of those things in a radical sense. I can’t speak for anyone else and especially for “all” of any group, but my sense is that the “post” of the emerging conversation is the protest within the… Read more

July 1, 2005

We’re out in Westfield, NY, visiting with Lukas and Annika. So, I won’t fire up a new series this weekend, but will soon do a series on what this Post-evangelical, post-liberal, post-fundamentalist is all about. I also want to begin thinking my way into what an Emergent theory of a Christian University would look like. Read more

June 30, 2005

Kris and I stopped at this small deli on the Adriatic for a light lunch and a gelato. We’ve been married now for over 31 years and I love her. Read more

June 30, 2005

Here I am reading Stan Grenz, The Social God and the Relational Self, in the garden at our villa. To the pictures left were hills and hills of olive trees. Every evening we sat out here, had our cup of tea, and did some reading. Then we waited until the restaurants would open (7:30pm at the earliest). Great fun. Read more

June 30, 2005

St Francis made a guest appearance for Kris and me, and he was willing to permit his picture to be taken. Whenever anyone tossed some euros in his little bucket, he bent over, and rang his little bell. He drew a crowd. He never appeared at the Basilica, in which picture you can see Pax and the Tau cross of St. Francis. Read more

June 30, 2005

I’m trying to download (or upload, don’t know the name) a picture from Rome. Directly behind my head is the Palatine hill. Below me is just off the Forum. Read more

June 30, 2005

Al Mohler, President at Southern Seminary in Louisville, has now undertaken to write a series on the emergent movement. The piece shows awareness only of DA Carson’s book, about which I posted a number of things a while back, beginning here.Sadly, Mohler simply repeats Carson’s points and shows no independent awareness of emergent thinkers, leaders, pastors, or any one else. Which means he is back to the McLaren=Emergent Church thinking.I await part 2 in his study. Read more

June 30, 2005

In 1907, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, said, “We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is.”There you have a quintessentially view of a Pharisee, someone who both believes in the Torah and who believes its meaning is determined by its interpretive tradition. On the other hand, a Sadducee would simply say, to use Chief Hughes’ terms, “We are under a Constitution.” We don’t need an interpretive tradition for we need only to seek… Read more

June 29, 2005

Today I got in the mail the UK edition, published by Continuum, of The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. I’ve not seen it yet on the UK Amazon site, but a spankin’ new copy was sent to me today. Hoping we can get some UK churches to think about the Christian life in terms of its telos (goal) instead of the means. Read more

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