The more I read about the Emerging church, the more I realise that I don’t really understand the breadth of the movement. Disillusioned with the problems inherent in a church that has staled, and become out of touch with the culture around it, the emerging church (as I understand it) seeks to create experiences that people outside the church – mostly those with a post-modern worldview – can relate to.
Sounds fine in theory, and indeed Carson in this book points out the positives that he can see coming from this. The danger, though, in making Christianity seem more appealing to post-moderns – those who don’t really think that there is any such thing as absolute truth – is that you can end up with something that isn’t in fact Christianity at all.
In his usual, thoroughly biblical style, Carson engages with this movement, and looks at the positives, and the negatives, as he sees it. Worth a read for its insights into how Christianity and post modernism relate.