A few days ago, I received an email from David at eChurchEssentials, suggesting my blog readers might find his site interesting, particularly the webinar (web seminar) on On-Line Ministries. I’m always careful to read a site for myself before I reference it. Today I finally had a chance to drop in for a visit, and I believe from what I’ve seen that it’s worth a look for anyone wishing to use the Internet to reach the world for Christ.
But to be honest, what I really enjoyed reading was the post, Was the Jesus Movement Postmodern? To which I would say, Yes.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve been reading blogs and magazine articles about and by Christians involved in the emergent church movement and comments by "emergent Christian writers" (I’ve only come across unpublished/aspiring novelists who refer to themselves that way, but I assume there must be some who are published who would use that term, too).
Most of the time, the things I’m reading make me smile because it’s like traveling back in time.
I came to Christ during the Jesus Movement of the ’70’s, and what the emergent church folks are saying today sounds exactly like what the Jesus freaks were saying 30 years ago. Exactly. I know because I was there and I am a Jesus Freak and I heard those things, felt those things, and said those things. And what the "emergent Christian writers" are saying is exactly what the Christian writers of ten years ago were saying. Exactly. I know because I am a writer who had the desire to write from a Christian worldview and I heard those things, felt those things, and said those things.
Which only goes to prove that there is nothing new under the sun.
Now back to my emerging book.