This week, a new paper was posted on the Allelon
web site: "Missional Theology For Evangelical Seminaries - A Discussion Paper
" by Mark Lau Branson and Ryan Bolger. The full paper is also available as a PDF
. Here is their conclusion:
Evangelicals have served within Christendom as prophets calling those with other commitments to give their lives fully to God. They emphasized conversion, activism, the Bible, and the Cross. Now, in post-Christendom, the evangelical challenge is multiplied – the culture no longer understands nor reinforces these practices. Church leaders must express these tenets in new ways to be understood within the culture. Theological resources, such as recent reflections on the Trinity, on the Life of Jesus, on the eschatological people of God, serve the church well in this transition.
Labels: Emerging Church and Postmodernism