Emerging Doubt (Continued)

I’ve always had my doubts . . .

Four years ago emerging church leader, Brian McLaren, called for a five year moratorium on making pronouncements about homosexuality. He felt time was needed to consult “scholars in biblical studies, theology, ethics, psychology, genetics, sociology, and related fields.”

With a year remaining on his moratorium, McLaren has made a pronouncement on the moral status of homosexuality. There were no surprises.

Yet another confirmation that much of the emerging/emergent “conversation” has been a postmodern rehash of western theological liberalism—minus the religious bureaucracy. Give them time.

Dynamic movements remain committed to their core beliefs, regardless of social and cultural pressures.

Denny Burk has written an excellent reply to McLaren : Why Evangelicals Should Ignore Brian McLaren.

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Steve Addison is the author of Movements That Change the World, a calling to spark church planting around the world. He has been a life-long student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Steve currently serves as director of Church Resource Ministries (CRM) Australia. He is married with four children and lives in Melbourne.