One of our pastors loves to read. Evidently, it’s a lot of emergent type folks. I spent a few hours with just two names from one sermon last evening. First, I looked up Michael Frost. I found a video clip of him speaking and discovered he believes a “missional church” is to be organized around a fundamental agenda…mission. He did say specifically that church is not to be organized around worship or evangelism. Okay. Well, I thought church was to be organized around, uhm, oh, I’d like to HOPE it would be organized around Christ and His Word. Am I off here? (snark) He spoke well of people, that’s for sure stating that “every person bears the image of God” or has a trace of God on their souls, buried in their souls…or something like that. What of “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God?” This is what he called the imagiodeo. (did I spell it correctly?). I don’t think those of us created in God’s image actually have a little trace of God in or on our souls. My pastor quotes this man positively. He later quotes Don Miller, and basically takes word for word a quote of his from someone else. I listened to the quote while hearing a “sermon?” Miller gave at Mars Hill on Story. My pastor used a word for word quote in similar context. Don’t try to tell me my church isn’t dabbling emergent or whatever little label they are today. Missional, emergent, whatever, it’s all the same.
Icing on the cake of the day: The sermon contained the phrase “God consciousness.” Lovely. New Age enough for you?