February 4, 2013

Where Are the Phyllis Tickle Baptists?

Scott Looney, Associated Baptist Press

I recently attended the Emergence Christianity Conference in Memphis, TN. To be open, I knew very little about Emergence, Emergent, Emerging, Emerge(+suffix) Christianity going into this event. To be completely open, what I thought I knew can be easily listed: re-purposed liturgical elements in worship, an integration of high and low arts and appreciation of the role aesthetics play in worship, an emphasis on community, a rejection of traditional church polities, a movement away from church buildings, reading books by Peter Rollins. What I discovered at the conference was a historical narrative where Phyllis Tickle argues that society and Christian religion are on the cusp on philosophical changes equal in magnitude to the Great Schism of 1054 and the Protestant Reformation....

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TAGGED: Baptists, Emergent Church


October 23, 2013
Baptists Plant Their Piece of the Bakken
Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press
People have been swarming to western North Dakota for seven years, most wanting to get "a piece of the Bakken" oil/gas boom. Will Page isn't one of them.The church planter arrived in August 2012 to give, rather than receive.... more ››
October 17, 2013
What Kind of Baptists Are We?
Alan Bean, Associated Baptist Press
In the 1950s and 60s, the unofficial public theology of America was dominated by theologians associated with what we now call “the Protestant Mainline”. A public theology makes biblical teaching relevant to the... more ››
October 17, 2013
Many Colors, One Baptist Church
Karen Willoughby, SBC Life
Locals say the cozy country town of Lilburn, Georgia—safely to the northeast of the I-285 beltway—began to attract immigrants and experience "white flight" after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.Despite being faced... more ››