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Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church by D.A. Carson
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Nov 17, 2011

it was amazing
Read from November 17 to 22, 2011

The fallacies of the more radical wing of the Emerging Church movement are evaluated with clarity, passion, exegetical competence, and grace. Above all is Carson's glorious, ironclad commitment to the truth of the Gospel.

Besides all of that, Carson writes extremely well. Favorite phrases: referring to both conservatives and liberals as having been "snookered by modernism"; saying that MacLaren's points are often alternately "right, wrong, and silly"; and giving credit to MacLaren credit for "remarkable theological chutzpah" for his ridiculous hijacking of the famous TULIP anagram.

In short, this is recommended for anyone working within theological or ecclesiastical circles, anyone interested in the effects of postmodern thought on the church, and anybody who just really likes interacting with the concrete thoughts of a well-informed mind.

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