Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The Future of the Church
Derick Dickens has posted two entries on his blog titled "My Growing Optimism for the Church." Here is Part 1 and Part 2. He begins by saying:

It is impossible to read my blog and get the sense that I think the majority of Christianity is going the right direction. Few would accuse me of buying into modern phenomena of Christianity and few would believe that I had optimism for the state of the local churches in America.

The fact remains that there is a revival in reformed theology and in theology in general. While the emotionalism and pop Christian culture still exists, to me there seems to be a steady expansion of reformed theology across the United States. Some of the larger churches are becoming increasingly reformed, new schools are opening up with distinctives built upon theology.

My question is, is Derick becoming a postmillennialist?
posted at 3:30 PM  
Comments (1)

At 9:39 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Hi John,

Sorry if my post was too much on the sarcastic side... I have two blogs, one for making fun of people (myself included :) and another for more serious faith-related stuff: The Richest Man in Assisi. I checked out the New Testament Research Ministries site, but it doesn't seem very convincing to me. For example, the refutation of Eucharist miracles doesn't even touch on any reasons why the Lanciano, Italy Eucharist miracle or the many incorruptible bodies of saints might be faked or have some other natural explanation. They also seem to believe that the Catholic Church is against the use of any private judgment, whatsoever, which is definitely not the case at all. I don't have time right now to get into too many details, but I will be posting something in the next week on my Richest Man in Assisi blog about the questions I had that I feel are answered by Catholicism.


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