Sunday, September 6, 2009

Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) Interview -9/6/09

Here is an Interview with Kevin DeYoung, co-author of the book 'Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be),' a book well worth reading and an interesting interview:

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Brief Sermon Overview:
Our guest on the 'Calling For Truth' Radio Program today, will be the Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan and co-author of the book 'Why We're Not Emergent - By Two Guys Who Should Be'.

In his review of DeYoung's sections of the book (he alternates chapters with Ted Kluck - the co-author) Tim Challies writes the following:

'He covers a variety of topics of great theological importance including the Bible, Christian doctrine, the impact of modernism on theology, and the doctrines of Jesus Christ. He shows the danger inherent in the emergent unwillingness to take stands even on doctrines closest to the heart of the Christian faith.

The claim that emerging theology is still in process is no excuse. 'It's one thing for a high school student to be in process with his theology. It's another thing for adults to write books and speak around the world about their musing and misgivings. I agree there must be space for Christians to ask hard questions and explore the tensions of our faith, but I seriously question that this space should be hugely public where hundreds of thousands of men and women are eagerly awaiting the next book or blog or podcast arising from your faith journey.

No matter what new label you put on it, once you start selling thousands of books, speaking all over the country and world, and being looked to for spiritual and ecclesiastical direction, you're no longer just a conversation partner. You are a leader and a teacher. And this is serious business...'
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