The emerging church is a recent trend is making major inroads especially among younger upper and middle class Christian groups. The major call is for deeper relationships among believers. Yet, on the altar of relationships comes the sacrificing of doctrine and truth. As with most movements there are positives and negatives. Truth usually lies in the middle. The early church “devoted themselves” to both doctrine and fellowship (relationships) (see Acts 2:42). Two videos below will help you begin to get a glimpse into both sides of the discussion about the emerging church:
Mark Driscoll was once associated with the “emergent” church but is now distancing himself from it some. He gives a brief summary of the movement:
John Piper gives warnings about the sacrifice of truth and doctrine that is occuring in the emerging church and especially the liberal strain of the “emergent church”:
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