In an insightful review of Chris Seay’s Faith of My Fathers, Bruce Keisling analyzes, exposes, and cautions against the pragmatism that can be seen in both the “Revivalistic Baptist” church methods of yesteryear and the “Emerging” methods that might prove to be this generation’s fad. I commend to you this review. May it be another spur toward a more biblical and theological ministry in our day. If we’re going to contextualize, we have to have something we’re contextualizing. If we abandon the Bible and theology and say we’re contextualizing our ministry, all we’re really doing is being conformed to the spirit of the age.
Amen Jim. What is missing is the Gospel – or the whole Gospel and not a truncated version of it. I am visiting churches (recently moved) and it’s not unusual to visit and never hear the Gospel. I don’t mean an altar call, but a full-orbed presentation of Christ’s person and work woven either into the sermon or sometime during the worship service.
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