Friday, August 20, 2010

Back in the (conference) saddle again

So tomorrow I am off to the first theology conference I have been to in a very long time. It is only one day, only one hour away, some friends of mine are going and best of all it is free!

The 2010 God and Culture Conference

Contending for the Faith in Emerging Culture

The Christian faith is under attack from many quarters. For the last decade the church has endured the assault of the New Atheism as espoused by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, who charge religion and people of faith with creating evil in the world. In addition, radical Islam is making inroads into American culture, undermining the Judeo-Christian ethic upon which this nation was founded.

More disturbing is the assault on biblical orthodoxy that is coming from within the church itself in the form of the Emergent or Emerging movement led by Tony Jones, Brian Mclaren and Doug Paggit, a fulfillment of Paul's warning to the Ephesian elders that "from among your own selves shall men arise speaking perverse things."

I have been to a conference at the building this group of Christians meets in before and what really attracted me, I am a bit ashamed to admit, is that James White is the keynote speaker. Interestingly, the other two men who are guest speakers "co-pastor" their churches with their wives, I wonder if that will come up during lunch?

I am wondering if I need to use a pseudonym when I show up so I don't get escorted out as an apostate?


Mr. VonDoloski said...

"at the building this group of Christians meets in"

I see u being careful not to call the building the church. Maybe the ole' Puritan word of "meeting house" would be a good substitute for future usage here bro.

Arthur Sido said...

We use chapel where we gather with the church. Meeting house would be an Ok phrase.

Mr. VonDoloski, do you know Joe VonDoloski? We used to hear from him round these parts, but he has been absent since his move to the left coast.