[blog under construction]
Previously I examined two movements: the Emerging Church, and the Emergent Church. There is yet another, more dangerous movement, called Emergence Christianity.
Following is a very simplistic view of the three movements:
Emerging Church – consists mainly of evangelical churches
Emergent Church – appeals to mainline/liberal churches
Emergence Christianity – embraced by New Age seekers, Unitarian Universalists, and admirers of the Interfaith Movement
But as with so many theologies, things are not as simple as they first appear. As time goes on, the lines between the above three movements are becoming blurred, with the Emergent Church movement “morphing” into the Emergence Christianity movement (as Apprising Ministry’s Ken Silva put it).
Some authors in Emergence Christianity:
John Shelby Spong
mentioned at: http://apprising.org/2009/01/25/richard-rohr-conversations-convergence-and-emergence-apostasy/
listed at: http://apprising.org/2009/01/25/richard-rohr-conversations-convergence-and-emergence-apostasy/
The following articles mention most of the above names – and more:
Following are many more great articles exposing Emergence Christianity:
I will be developing this blog further…
A parting thought – I am sick and tired of this slippery slide into apostasy. It is time for born again Christians to wake up and say, “I will have no part in this.” This is one Bible passage we should all claim for ourselves:
14) “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 15) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14-15, KJV)