James MacDonald on the Emerging Church

James MacDonald is the speaker at this conference. He grew up in the Fellowship and now pastors a megachurch in the States.

He has just told us he’s writing an article for Christianity Today called “Why I Am Not Emerging”. He’s said that the emerging church is neo-orthodox.

I’ll look forward to the article, but it’s frustrating when people think the emerging church equals Brian McLaren. Some of his critique is good, and I appreciate that he speaks highly of the personal character of someone like McLaren, but he certainly didn’t present a nuanced evaluation.

Update: James says that he thinks the emerging church is very good at diagnosing the problems, but not as good at presenting solutions.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
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