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The Church as Picnic and So Much More

A really critical and very accurate critique of Spencer Burke’s A Heretic’s Guide to Eternity from Resurgence’s Richard Vincent: Church as Picnic: A Review Article on A Heretic’s Guide to Eternity.

Quick hit: “However, Burke’s analysis of the church and his prescription for change is hardly fresh, creative, or even postmodern. Sadly, his analysis of the church represents the ugliest side of the emergent church movement, consisting primarily of infantile complaints that reveal more about his past than about the present church in its multifaceted expression. Even worse, his prescription for change is the complete elimination of organized religion … Though he claims to be postmodern, Burke’s desire for absolute, unhindered, individual expression of his faith reeks of modernity. It is the ultimate in Enlightenment individualism.”

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