This is an experiment in blogging. I get nary a blip of traffic on my blog, which is fine by me. As I outlined in my first post on the blog, this is really an exercise in discipline and an opportunity to keep my writing skills intact. Additionally, it is becoming a place where I process through things like youth ministry and theology.
But I was thinking the other day, “If I did want to increase my blog traffic, how could I do that?” Then I got a funny idea: I would write anti-emerging church rants. I would say things like this:
Brian McLaren believes in universalism. He denies the truth of the Gospel as the very Word of God. He is simply an unregenerate apostate. He uses Roman Catholic, mystic and eastern religions in order to help him “connect with God”. This is nothing less than blasphemy.
Tony Jones is a relativist. He denies absolute truth and makes postmodern relativism his choice hermeneutic. He advocates reading philosophy. Postmodernism is the God he bows down to. He also advocates lectio divina, centering prayer, the Jesus prayer, labyrinths, and other pagan practices.
Doug Pagitt does not rightly divide the Word of Truth. Rather than proper expository preaching, he would rather have a “dialogue” or “discussion“. He makes a mockery out of the preacher’s commitment to his pulpit. He denies the historic creeds of the church.
Great men of God like Whitefield, Edwards, Spurgeon, and Calvin would be appalled at the apostasy present in these emerging (or emergent) churches today.
Now, truthfully, I enjoy listening to and reading Jones, McLaren, and Pagitt. I don’t have a beef with the emerging church as a whole. But I am interested in seeing if my blog traffic increases because of the pervasiveness of the above key terms. Time will tell.