Saturday, August 11, 2007

Emergent potential
Mark Shea sums up, based on what little I know, how I feel about the emergent-church phenom (leaning Catholicwards relative to old-school evos but still Protestant) and post-modernism as well... or why the boomers tend to hate my guts (YFs aren’t supposed to exist*, doncha know?) but I can be friends with po-mos. The latter don’t hate the artsy old-fashioned stuff but — here is the danger — they take it in on their own terms.

*Generationally and thanks to providential peculiarities in my childhood I’m like them in that I remember ‘the old church’ firsthand not just from books and TV but unlike them I don’t hate it. Twenty years ago a couple of RC priests literally shouted in my face about that.

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