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DeWaay, in The Emergent Church: Undefining Christianity, (on Amazon but in stock on CICstore) asserts that Emergents believe in a hopeful view that "the kingdom of God is emerging through the processes of history because God is the future, drawing everything into Himself" (DeWaay 11). See DeWaay's book for that case, but I think this is a fair assessment. ...


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Unfortunately, this is a huge question. So, I'll provide a generic overview answer from a few sources. First, here is the Wikipedia article describing Emerging churches (the Emergent Movement). It covers a lot of ground. A simpler overview of their principles can be found in Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie ...


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"Liberal" Christians generally follow some of the traditional practices and morals of Christianity, but generally reject the notion of the inerrancy of Scripture. As a result, their beliefs can be very diverse. Their emphasis on doctrine is sometimes light, but sometimes very academic. "Emergent" Christians have adopted a "postmodern" mindset, seeking to ...


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Evangelicalism. The early leaders of the Emergent church were members of a special project of Leadership Network, a non-denominational parachurch organization designed to help implement church growth/creativity projects for evangelical leaders. Originally, it was a special project aiming at the millennial demographic, which at the time was roughly college ...


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According to Wikipedia, which cites two sources, the Emerging Church sees itself as emerging from the "inherited church". Emerging churches are fluid, hard to define, and varied; they contrast themselves with what has gone before by using the term "inherited church". Sources: Stuart Murray, Church After Christendom, (London: Paternoster Press, 2004), ...


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I believe this generally refers to the purposes of God the Father and God the Son (Jesus). Jesus was sent to do the will of the Father, so in their purpose they are one. This is similar to the reference in John 17:21. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that ...


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Introduction When exploring what the tenants of the Emergent Church are, we should evaluate a few sensible things for determining exactly what the Emergent Church is: The originators of the phrase or idea what the movement isn't the influential authors of the movement What critics claim it to be So, let us begin with the first task: Emergent: Who ...


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Let's take a look at John chapter 10 in the original language. Here is a PDF of John 10 in Greek with interlineal English. John 10:30 is written: ΕΓω καί ό πατΗρ εν εσμεν Ego kai ho pater en esmen I and the father one are. The final word, "εσμεν" (esmen) is a plural conjugation, as compared with "εστιν" (estin) would be the singular. ...


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It's really just a way of separating their church and their beliefs from pre-existing churchs and beliefs. The same way political parties do it. In Australia, we have a political party called "The Liberal Party", but when you compare their policies to their name, they're not really Liberal at all, they're quite conservative. To get an exact understanding of ...



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