So, Is a “New” Christianity Emerging?
What do you think of the development (properly called a “movement”?) of Emerging Christianity (touched on in my last post)? It is clearly from within a broad range of conservative Protestants, as opposed to “Mainline” or “liberal” ones. Is it an enduring and major reworking of what we know as Christianity? If you’re not much familiar with it, do you see other important, either hopeful or discouraging, trends?
What about efforts toward “Progressive” Christianity, or revitalization, from the more liberal side of the faith? Or perhaps just the inevitable evolution that occurs even via the slow wheels of larger denominations that are at least partially open (Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, some Baptists, etc.?) Bishop Spong (retired, Episcopal) for long has been calling for major revisions in thinking and practice. While he may be the most prominent, he is far from alone.
Maybe you don’t know or try to see the larger picture, but you know what issues concern you, and what may be happening in your church, if you attend one. What ARE some of those? I am looking to teach, to serve, and also to learn here, so I genuinely would appreciate your participation. Thanks.