Saturday, March 29, 2008
Smart Move Einstein!
I'm just kickin' it watching some o' the History channel's series "The Universe" and they just talked about Einstein's formation of the theory of general relativity. They pointed out that even as he was forming the theory that spoke of space-time being shaped by gravity, he resisted the conclusion that the universe must be dynamic. He wanted to believe in a static, eternal universe so badly that he rejected his own findings that the universe must be finite and dynamic.
As a church planter I see the same things happening in the emerging church. There are people who are re-reading the bible and proposing some great things about how we ought to do church, but they are not ready or willing to accept the logical end of their proposals. So churches and leaders may be speaking the words of the emerging church, but their actions do not reflect their words.
I wonder not if, but to what extent I do that. I know that I'm steeped in my traditions and it is hard for me to shed their bonds in favor of a completely fresh reading of the bible. I hope that I can offer something of worth to the conversation.