EmergentNo: The Emerging Church is a trojan horse

EmergentNo: The Emerging Church is a trojan horse

It seems the comedy doesn’t end at EmergentNo. These people are so focused on what they don’t like that it has skewed their understanding of the whole movement.

emerging church movement, which is just a disguised Trojan horse for contemplative prayer with a close connection to Richard Foster, Rick Warren and other contemplatives. Remove the contemplative, mystical element from the emerging church and you have nothing more than couches and candles.

In all my experience with the EC I’ve never, ever encountered any prayer that lead anyone to empty their mind and pursue another state of consciousness.   I read more Richard Foster in bible college than I have anywhere else.  Most followers of Rick Warren are far more concerned about rounding the bases than spiritual contemplation.

EmergentNo reminds of the anti-Mormon heresy hunters who found the most damaging quotes they could from 100 year old sermons and then would argue with the LDS about what they really believed. Quite the surreal experience for your average Mormon.   Here we have a bunch of heresy hunters looking for the nastiest thing they can find and they paint the whole movement with it. 

  1. #1 by becky on May 28, 2005 - 6:34 am

    To be fair, I’ve been impressed with how some of the contributors at eNo have toned down their harsh language, one in particular. I can disagree with her, but still respect her position.

    That said, I’m not impressed by the poster you’ve linked to — she seems more concerned with throwing Bible verses around in superiority than actually dialoguing with people. But not everyone there is like that.

  2. #2 by Paul Fromont on May 28, 2005 - 7:44 pm

    LT, great quote. What a laughable, shallow thing for EmergentNO to have said. Better for them to have remained silent than to have displaced such ignorance. I’m still laughing. Peace.

  3. #3 by graham on May 30, 2005 - 12:16 pm

    Good analogy with Mormons. The few times that I’ve visited that blog (and another like it), I’ve been very surprised to find out what I “really” believe! 😕

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