Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Post Restorationist Radio Episode 4: Salvation and the Kingdom

Episode 4 of the Post Restorationist podcast is now available.

In this one, Adam and I discuss what it means to be saved and what our resposibility is in being saved. Both of us agree that being saved is not simply about being saved and then trying to make sure you don't sin in order to get into heaven.

We hope you get something out of it and look forward to conversing with you about this subject.


Justin said...

I am so pumped about listening to this podcast! I'll try to listen to it this afternoon at work. Phil, you and adam are awesome.

Oh, funny story, I emailed my old youth minister and was kinda giving him an update on my life over the last 9 months, and I think he's a little concerned about me. He's not hostile towards emergent, but I think he's really skeptical. He was nice about it, and excited that I'm excited about God again, but like I said, I think he's a bit worried.

How do you deal with people who think emergent is off the deep end?

Phil said...

Honestly, I don't come across it much. Maybe because most people I come in contact with don't know much about it or agree with a lot of its pursuits.

Am I fully sold on Emergent? No. There are things I'm not sure of within that conversation. But much like Restorationism, I try to take the good things from it and cull through what I don't really agree with. I mean, I do the same at Otter Creek.

I guess the best way to deal with people is to find out what they have a problem with and converse about it. You might figure out some stuff you didn't know and the other person might as well.

That's just my thoughts.

Tony Arnold said...

Emergent. Can someone define this? I am not sure what it is. I bet there are varying degrees of belief within emergent. Labeling rarely works well.


Phil said...

Tony, you can define Emergent about as well as you can define "Church of Christ."

I'll let you decide if that's a good or bad thing.

I wrote on the EC a while ago, that I'm pretty sure you remember, but here it is again.

Tony Arnold said...

I remember you writing on it. Didn't help me much because I don't even know what modern and post-modern mean.

If emergent means emerging out of my Christian immaturity and into a more mature, deeper understanding of discipleship, then I would say I am emerging (not emergent; still have a long ways to go).

Justin: Phil is right on with the advice to find out what concerns someone has and having open discourse. Often they will talk themselves completely out of any reservations they have formed based on ill-informed assumptions.


Phil said...

Try this link. It might help explain things or just confuse them more.

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