On the Emerging Church Vs Evangelicalism

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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A close friend of mine who once considered himself emergent/emerging but is now a member of a mainline Protestant denomination once told me, “Emerging churches are doing what the mainline church has always done.”

How true. Al Mohler has recently picked up this notion.  I appreciate Mohler’s post because he mentions Gary Dorrien’s trilogy on Liberal Protestant Theology, starting here, since I did do a semester long independent study on these texts.

So how about we make a deal, okay?

How about we just admit that sometimes history seems circular,  and that evangelicals are playing the role of the early 20th century fundamentalists, ala Mark Noll’s work, and the emerging/emergent church are playing the part of the liberals of that time, okay?  Deal? Deal!

Mohler says, “Liberalism just does not work.” And I would add: “Neither does conservativism, for only the Gospel works.”

Now I wonder where I can find a W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.

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7 thoughts on “On the Emerging Church Vs Evangelicalism

  1. J. K. Gayle

    Now I wonder where I can find a W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.

    So you had to go muddy the Mohler water did you? You mean there others to consider, to read, to study, to learn from, besides Mohler’s own “those with whom no friend of the Gospel should want company”? 🙂

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