Thursday, March 22, 2007

Another Resource for Studying the Emerging Church

Pastor Larry Weber of the Waynesboro, PA, Grace Brethren Church, sends along the following note about another resource that has come to his attention to help understand and evaluate the emerging church movement.

With the swirl of comment regarding the emerging church movement, I have received this communication which is from the Evangelical Theological Society. I do not know John Ronning, but his biblical scholarship and devotion to orthodox, evangelical theology is persuasive.

I have read both of his attachments. While he is focused on one seminary and a handful of individuals speaking and writing from the emerging church movement, his treatise is thoughtful, biblical and disturbing.

It would seem to be worth a serious examination by theologians within the FGBC, and at least some further publication of honest evaluation of what is being taught and advanced by emerging church leaders as it is laid along side the Word of God and the FGBC Statement of Faith.


Larry Weber

----- Original Message -----

From: John Ronning
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:20 AM
Subject: New Web Site on Emerging Church Issues
Dear Fellow ETS member,

I’m writing to let you know about a new web site providing information about issues related to the emerging church movement.

The web site has been started by some alumni of Biblical Theological Seminary who are concerned over the Seminary’s involvement with the emerging church movement and for this reason focuses especially on matters related to the seminary.

Some sample posts:

The Emerging Churches in the Book of Judges shows parallels between modern and ancient movements.

Brian McLaren: Answer to John Franke's Prayer? looks at how the thinking exhibited in the book Beyond Foundationalism could be used to explain Brian McLaren’s recent perverse statements on the issue of homosexuality.

We hope you will find the web site useful in your own study and invite your participation in comments, as you desire.

Regards in the Lord,

John Ronning


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