Ministering to the Middle Class Church
I have some resentment and disdain for the middle class, Protestant tendency to navel-gaze and/or re-invent the wheel over and over again. I find it in myself, although I have found some relief in it by looking toward historic orthodoxy. At the same time, I find that it is somewhat inaccessible to a lot of folks, not the least of which being the kids that I work with. What does it mean to communicate the Gospel with sensitivity, but without losing clarity about the things on which Scripture is entirely clear? It is certainly not clear on an awful lot.
Emergent Christianity? 33-300 AD.
But what if the Church is still young?