Thursday, April 10, 2008
50 Possible Reasons Why You're Not Emergent
Hilarious post by Jonathan Brink on Possible Reasons Why You're not Emergent.

Some of my favorites:

48. I just don’t like Doug Pagitt. He scares me.


41. I’m just not “certain” yet it’s the right way to go.


35. I’ve heard from a famous prison ministry guy they don’t believe in the Bible.


31. I’m not white.

30. I’m over 40.

29. I don’t have any cool, black eyeglasses.

28. I don’t like coffee or Guinness.


22. Brian McLaren’s books are not theologically correct. I’m not sure why, I just know they aren't.


16. All they want to do is love. Where’s the truth in that?


12. I don’t really want a generous orthodoxy.


7. I refuse to grow a soul patch.


4. Their hermeneutic of ecclesiology is unorthodox, fundamentally esoteric and meandering. It borders on epistemological ambiguity that is really troublesome. I’m afraid it will lead to heretical uncertainty of the most pernicious kind.


And the number one possible reason Why You’re Not Emergent is:

1. The emerging church is so yesterday.

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posted by Mike Clawson at 12:59 PM | Permalink |


At 4/10/2008 01:48:00 PM, Blogger C. L. Hanson

Not believing God exists didn't make the top 50? I'm sure that's a biggie for a lot of people. ;^)


At 4/10/2008 02:10:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

We just assume that if you believed God existed, you would naturally gravitate towards the emerging church, and that's good enough for us. ;)

For instance, Helen is now considered part of the emerging church even though she's "almost an atheist". :)


At 4/10/2008 03:11:00 PM, Blogger PrincessMax

I'm so glad you included #48.


At 4/10/2008 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

No kidding Rebecca, Doug is just huge! The guy is a frickin' Viking! Between him and Jeff Kursonis, they could start their own barbarian horde. ;)


At 4/10/2008 11:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Thanks for the love Mike.


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