Why has the emergent church failed ?


Has people really seen through the emerging church movement. Or has it stagnated because of the fact that they have applied theology in so many different ways. I just finished reading a book called “Listening to the voices of the emerging church”. In this book they discussed the beliefs of the emerging church. They spilt the book into five section. The five people that were interviewed for the book were Mark Driscoll, John Burke, Dan Kimball, Doug Padgitt, and Karen Ward. The one thing I really noticed is that each one of these people differed theologically in how they applied what they taught. Some of them believed in the creeds and others believed in the basic tenets of doctrine while others threw it out the window. Some of the other points there were discussed was Biblicist theology, incarnation all theology, Missional theology, embodied theology, and communal theology. The three people I agreed with the most in the book was Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimall, and Karen Ward. Even though there were some parts of what they were saying I disagreed with. the reason why I believe the emerging church has faile to some degree is because none of them to could really agree on how to apply each of there teaching and beliefs to make a whole. If there is not mold of each teaching and the correct way to carry it out it can cause confusion. But the one thing I do agree with them on is the church has to get back to the basics of teaching the bible.

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