An xtranormal Test of Christian Orthodoxy

An xtranormal Test of Christian Orthodoxy December 7, 2010

So, others are posting the pretty damn funny spoof of emergent on xtranormal, but I like this one even better.

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  • Yeah, I saw that on Peter Walker’s blog. And you’re right, it is funnier than the “Postlib or Emerging?” one. I didn’t know we were supposed to be against individual rights!

  • Awesome! Thanks for posting this.

  • I thought the other one was funnier.

  • ben

    Agreed Annie.

    from the first:
    “What, you don’t agree?”
    “No. As usual, I have a much better idea for what everybody should do…”


  • Well, Christians who believe homosexuality is a sin are a lot more socially damaging, more obstructionist in the building of the kingdom of God so to speak, than those who believe that the Holy Spirit flows only from the First Person of the Trinity and not from the First and Second Persons, but I take your point. We don’t talk enough about the Trinity, about the Holy Eucharist, etc. (Although I think this criticism is particularly levelable against the emergent church movement, which sometimes seems to eschew high-falutin’ theology in favor of “relational dialogue.”) As Christians, we need to talk about these things much more, although probably as well as rather than instead of the more sexy culture war issues.

    I wonder how this understanding fits into your anti-denominationalism, however. I mean, there’s nothing I can think of which would stop a Unitatian and a Trinitarian from breaking break together inside an emergent church faith community, and a move away from denominationalism opens up the potential for a dialogue between them which wouldn’t exist if they both stayed with home churches which each taught their own particular brand of theology. But what would a belief in transubstantiation look like outside the context of an ordained prebyterate? And what would dialogue look like between someone who accepts the authority of the deuterocanonical books of the Hebrew Scriptures and one who doesn’t?