Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Emerging Church

The Jollyblogger wrote a blog on emerging church leaders who are critiquing the seeker sensitive model of worship. If I get it straight, he is responding to a New York Times article on Alt-Worship: Christian Cool and the New Generation Gap. The scripture talks about multigenerational praise for God.

Psalm 45:17
I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.

Psalm 79:13
But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.

Psalm 102:18
Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord:

Psalm 146:10
The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!

Daniel 4:34
At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

Teen rebellion does not have to be. There are some real issues going during the teen years, but rebellion is sin regardless of human growth and development. The idealization of youth rebellion opens the door for letting loose. By the way, in many cultures, children do not have a separate culture from their parents.
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