Emerging Church and the Church of Christ – Links

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I have had several people ask me for more information on people who are writing about Emerging Church from a Church of Christ perspective. Here are some links that might be helpful.

Fred Peatross’s book Tradition, Opinion, and Truth: The Emerging Church of Christ

Wade Hodges:

7 Part Series on Emerging Church (see also many of the comments)

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5
  6. Part 6
  7. Part 7

Wade’s’ list of emerging thinkers

Frank Bellizzi’s post from 2006 with a list of core beliefs and some leading voices in EC

Phil Sanders:

Fajita’s blog – emergingchurchofchrist.wordpress.com

Facebook groups:

From Kingdom Living:

Helpful links from a non-Church of Christ perspective:

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  1. OK now. Does God demand perfect obedience on pain of death? Read the OT. I view patternism as simply a way of being humbly obedient to a terrifying God (Heb.12)…. the way you should be with the police who pulls you over. To understand the good news, you have to know the bad news of the OT. Now Christ has suffered the punishment we deserve, and we receive pardon when are immersed into Christ and His death and raised to new life with Him (Col.2:12 and Rom.6).

    The holiness of God still demands perfect humble obedience on pain of death. I see patternism as a sincere effort to be perfectly obedient. The difference now for me from the old days is: one ought to extend the grace/forgiveness/patience of God to the brothers as one wants it for oneself, believing everyone is sincerely wanting to please God as much as I do. I think this approach would preserve the unity of the body of Christ.

    I also think Paul thought he was setting up synagogues, hence elders, bread and cup, vocal singing, women silent with heads covered, etc. But when brothers want to use instruments and women speaking with bare heads, I think they are sincerely trying to please God, so I don’t up and leave, and I keep loving them just as much as ever..

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