What "emerging" Christians say:
Our faithful response to God’s initiative is a work of deconstruction and positive construction. It is deconstructive, because it demands that we confront our assumptions about Jesus and ourselves. Nothing we have learned needs to be thrown away, but rather judged in light of the Gospel.What foundationalists/modernists hear:
We are sitting prayerfully with the scriptures and re-learning our history, asking Jesus to show us how to be faithful, and releasing our former “churchy” goals as the idols they are.
We aren’t seeking, necessarily, to be “relevant to the culture,” nor are we searching for a better “worship experience.” We are letting go of the search for the big fix, the next spiritual fad that will somehow make Christianity “work for us” or make it easier.
dear diary. i'm so glad that postmodernism appeared to tell me the truth about how sexual ethics and mores are all socially constructed, and that Christian metanarratives are thinly veiled attempts at controlling me. i'm going to go fornicate like a wild animal now. Later