A friend posed this question (or variation thereof) recently to me. He quoted someone else, saying that the emergent movement would live or die based on what it decided it meant to follow Jesus.
I've grown up in churches that lived out a message of social service, but distrust of the scriptural Jesus. In churches and a college, where defining and demarquating (sp?) the limits of scriptural meaning and interpretation meant everything. Personally, I'm transitioning to a definition where living with my choices in the way I believe Jesus would has more meaning than whether I know the verse reference to back up my decisions. There's obviously more to this question than that, but I'd love to hear my fellow sojourners thoughts.
How do we follow our Jesus? Where have you been, where are you going?
Labels: Emerging Church, Theology