Where the heck is Leighton?
Yes I haven’t been blogging much lately. Some of my local friends are starting to ask why. It takes a certain amount of emotional stamina for me to blog. Emotional stamina I haven’t had of late. It is coming back slowly.
One of the reasons has to be that I don’t have that much to say. I’ve hit a point of uncertainty. I’m questioning myself and my direction. Is the emerging church much of an improvement over the “modern” church in the areas where it really counts? Now don’t get me wrong, I much prefer the house church over any other kind of church I’ve been a part of. It is very nice to be part of a relational low overhead church. Something tells me that we have just begun to explore what it means to authentically follow Christ as a group.
I also believe that sections of the emerging church are making the same mistakes the church did in the last few hundred years. The church modernized the gospel to make it more relevant but in the end modernity fractured the church and neutered the gospel. It’s particularly disturbing when I see people puting postmodern clothes on the modernized gospel. I don’t think that is going to get us anywhere.