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Old 12-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergents -

ARE HERE ....

http://revertolution.org/rvt/2010/11...olic-emergent/

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You may be experiencing cognitive dissonance after reading the title. The anxiety is rooted in the belief that I am simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible beliefs by placing Apostolic and Emergent together. But, if it helps, I did it with good reason.

In some small way, I would like for you to experience what I experience each time I read an article like Hipster Faith by Brett McCracken in Christianity Today, or a book like Why We’re Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck. Each time I am presented with two options: to be Emergent or not to be Emergent, yet the tension lies in the reality that I am culturally Emergent and theologically Apostolic. As a result, I have come to the conclusion that I can be both Apostolic and Emergent. I hope you will give me a moment to explain.

After reading works attempting to define Emergents, here’s what I tend to find: in some ways I am much the same as Emergents and in other ways, I am much different. Take the list below for instance. After reading the article by McCraken I made a list of the similarities and differences that I shared with Hipsters (a.k.a. – Emergents) and shared it with some friends:


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Truth be known, I am Apostolic. I believe that covenant initiation is the beautiful surrender of seeking forgiveness, turning away from sin, having the name of Jesus Christ called over me in water baptism, receiving the Spirit of Christ in my life with the initial sign of speaking in a language that I have never learned, and giving myself wholly to a life of holiness consecrated to my God and Savior Jesus Christ.

At the same time, it is because of the cultural similarities that I share with Emergents that my heart if filled with hope. Maybe—just maybe—Jesus has allowed me to be born in this postmodern era, so that I could authentically relate to a lost and hurting generation that needs to hear the gospel story.

So, how do we resolve the tension of being Apostolic and Emergent? Honestly, I’m not entirely sure yet.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

It doesn't matter what you believe, it matters what you say. To label oneself "Emergent" is buzz word suicide for an "apostolic".
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

Poor guy ... he thinks being cool is emergent.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

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It doesn't matter what you believe, it matters what you say. To label oneself "Emergent" is buzz word suicide for an "apostolic".
Do you think he has a death wish ... I think he thinks it's just a cool hip label.

Methodological ... while keeping THE DOCTRINE.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:56 PM
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Do you think he has a death wish ... I think he thinks it's just a cool hip label.

Methodological ... while keeping THE DOCTRINE.
I don't know, I'm not that interested in all that mess anymore, I threw in the UPC 3 step towel. My point is that buzzwords are attached to people and the perception of their person associated with said buzzword is more important that what that person actually believes. So I don't know why someone would attach the "emergent" buzzword to themselves.

I think he may be trying to be "cool" and wanting to be "cutting edge", but in the org that will backfire on him. Whereas, if he had not publically identified himself as "emergent" he could easily go one for years believing the exact same things, without social reprocussions.

Some have attempted to turn the church into a good ole boys club, what's new?
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

Cool is what you are. Not what you try to be. Site is down; I hope this is over.
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

If God would call you to preach to the heathens? would you not consider his call to save them? and possibly do just that! Why then do we refuse the same reasoning in the out reach to others, who may need our help also? now, think of it like this, do we chose to only tell a few, and leave others alone? what if it was someone in your family? should they be left out? If you can help save a soul, do it with all your strength. God with you!
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:52 PM
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

ah this post is two years old and the author has been banned,even though i liked him i didnt always agree with him.
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Re: Chester, You were right. The Apostolic Emergen

"Emergent"?

What ever happened to just being a Christian?
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