Thursday, December 01, 2005

Emergent Church

Just wanted to provide some links to various current conversations regarding Emergent, first is Jason Clark's article, followed by Dr John S Hammet, and then Jason's response to Hammet's article, it does provide good reading for those involved in this. My potted thoughts are simply that we be church wherever we are, if that is emergent then so be it, but more later, first...

Jason Clark said "Don Carson's book 'Conversant with the Emerging Church', caused quite a stir in it's criticism of emergent and the emerging church. Emergent USA, put out a response to this and other criticisms, that requested other academics to respond to academic critiques such as Carson's, to help us and keep Emergent accountable.

Stanley Mills P.hD, a friend of Emergent wrote a detailed response to Carson that many of us found helpful. A more recent response, taking up this challenge/request directly is by Dr John S. Hammett, professor of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary who offers and assessment of Emerging Church.

You can read about his response and download his paper here. Unlike Stanley Mills, this is a response from someone not directly immersed in Emergent or Emerging church. Thanks to Anthony Billington from LST for passing this paper to me, and for letting me know that it was presented at the recent Evangelical Theological Society Conference earlier this month".

2. Dr Hammet said...An Ecclesiological Assessment of the Emerging Church Movement.” (76kb PDF)

3. Jason Clark responded...

Hope it makes some sense, it is good reading, (well I thought so)

1 comment:

Jason Clark said...

Glad you found it helpful. Jason.


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