Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Just who is emergent, anyway?

From an article at Dtour by Bob Hyatt:

1. We don't know all there is to know about
God/Scripture/theology.

2. We think the process of learning more will continue indefinitely - the church will continue to grow in it's knowledge of God.

So that's my definition... What do YOU think?

I want to be among those who know that we don't know it all and never will, who comprehend that understanding will be a lifelong pursuit.

To me this means that concerning theology, we write in pencil, not in ink.

I tend to bristle at the word "theology" and over-the-top conversations about theology. It seems that those who insist on their theology are no longer exploring, but defending their stand.

My beliefs fall into three categories:
truths I know for sure
my understanding of ideas at this moment
mysteries I am trying to understand

I pray that I, we (the church) will continue to grow in our knowledge of God, that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened.

2 comments:

bob hyatt said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!! :)
And thanks for the shout-out... good thoughts!

grace said...

Thanks for the welcome Bob.

Good article and an easily grasped and practical definition of emergent.