Over-reactions April 19, 2005

Issue #5: Over-reactions in the Emergent movement

The over-reactionary nature of some of its claims, especially about (a) modernism and postmodernism and (b) what modernist Christianity really believes. The reason this is a problem is because it resorts to false dichotomies and to simplistic comparisons. DA Carson’s book will help with this and I do hope that everyone serious about Emergent church stuff will read him carefully on these matters.

DA Carson’s book explodes this issue and it needs to be given serious attention.

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  • Isn’t the use of the false dichotomy just another evidence of binary oppositions? I’m being facetious here, I agree, but we postmodern emergents (or pomergents, as a friend of mine teases me) can be just as guilty of it — when it suits us. Thanks for the reminder!