I confess I love to read blogs that talk about a church that is emerging from old limitations and sometimes indefensible restrictions.
I crave the ideas that posit what that church might look like.
I even feast on the ones which decry the way it looks now, though I usually feel guilty afterwards (and even more guilty when I’ve written one)!
So I’m going to share some of my more recent guilty pleasures with you:
- Those Who Misunderstand and Misrepresent the Emerging Church by Fred Peatross
- Becoming Unchurched, an Introduction; Part 1; Part 2; and today’s Part 3 – an ongoing series by Chris Gonzales
- An Emerging Church of Christ? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and today’s Part 4 – by Wade Hodges
But even as I read and gobble down the extraordinary insights, dire prophecies and heavenly visions … I keep coming back to the profound observation I read last year on a long-lost blog, to the effect that “The emerging church will only happen after there are emerging Christians.”
And I have to accept the fact that
all I can change is me.
Correction: All I can do is let Christ change me.