Written on February 06th, 2007 by Shawn Anthony
I’m currently reading Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches (editor: Robert Webber) and I am revisiting Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith (Rob Bell). Late, late last evening, I read through Driscoll and Burke’s positions (and the accompanying responses) in Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches. Driscoll was solid, reformed, as usual; as was Burke. Burke was a bit more flexible, it seems. I say “it seems” because I think Driscoll is just as flexible but dresses the Christian walk & practice in much more intentionality, theologically & doctrinally speaking. I think they both are saying virtually the same things, but take different approaches. Driscoll’s is a Biblicist’s approach; Burke’s an Incarnational. I bet that is why the chapters are named as much! I’ll have much more to say when I’m actually done reading the book. So far it’s a great read. Too, I have to dive into Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis. ‘Till then.