Kevin Miller brings some excellent and constructive thoughtfulness (critique) to the emerging church. In this interview, Miller is asked the question:
Is there any baby that you are concerned is being thrown out with bathwater?
Evangelical conviction. In order to avoid the hubris that often comes from the evangelical church, many folks are now getting squishy on things they should not be squishy about, including the authority of Scripture, the uniqueness of Christ, and the value of the Bible’s sexual ethic. If we lose those, we lose the Gospel.
This is a good challenge. On the other hand, Miller also squarely challenges the larger Evangelical community with his answer to this question:
What do the Emergers have to teach the larger Evangelical Community?
1. “The world is changing.”
2. “Listen to people. Really.”
3. “You’re on the cutting edge of irrelevance to many.”
4. “Be a little more humble. Okay, be a lot more humble.”
The entire interview is at Next-Wave.