…and this is the post that I wish I had written on the emerging church.
From Rick McKinley*:
“There will be important contributions made to theological and ecclesiological work. However if we insist that this young emerging church declare their college major right now, we may be killing the very thing that God is doing by putting a yoke upon them that God did not ask them to carry, but was one that we invented out of the fear of what they might become.”
“Perhaps God is emerging something that is counter cultural to the way we have been doing it. He may be bringing about something that is seemingly small and insignificant but that will over time grow into something richer and fuller and more transformational than we have seen in some time.
We will never get to see it however, if we are impatient with the process, if we don’t have time or………………… grace to allow it to emerge…”
Don’t miss reading the entire post!
*Rick is pastor of the Imago Dei Community in Portland. I recently reviewed his book This Beautiful Mess here.