An Epistle from a Tall Skinny New Zealander

kinnon —  February 14, 2006 — 1 Comment

Andrew Jones is one of my regular blog reads. But it was Darryl Dash who pointed out the epistle that Andrew has written to the Emerging Church in (North) America.

When will the critics flame us for teaching ministry philosophy straight from the Biblical narrative and NOT from the institutions, sermons and writings of men? Our insistence on Christian character to accompany the gospel message? Our annoying habit of including the Old Testament as well as the New Testament in our teaching? And the gospels as well as Paul? The wisdom literature as well as the letters? The narrative AND the propositional? A synoptic take on Scripture rather than camping out in one corner of historical theology?

When will we get slagged for promoting the Kingdom of God and not just the church? Or not just ourselves and our ministries?

It’s worth the time and effort to read the whole thing.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

One response to An Epistle from a Tall Skinny New Zealander

  1. bill

    i was on your site earlier today and here i am again.

    thanks for the link and appreciation.

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