Get off the Train: Fundy, Progressive, and Beyond

“A justification for our own sorry existence as evangelicals.” Or, why We don’t fit in anywhere. Dave Fitch and I make a first attempt at articulating another way, a third way, for theology and mission for evangelicals, beyond the conservative/progressive dichotomy. We talk about some historical roots for this dichotomy and hint toward an alternative life in community. The next two episodes will flesh out this third way farther by exploring the topics of “Gospel” and then “Scripture”, showing how our theological commitments make a really missional difference (subscribe so you don’t miss them). If you don’t fit in as an conservative evangelical, but don’t feel drawn to progressive framework, then check out this episode.

Mentioned Resource:
Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and Postmodern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda ~ Nancy Murphy

Books Mentioned in “What Ya Reading?”

Hospitality as Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity ~ Luke Bretherton

 The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, & Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology ~ Don Thorsen

And be sure to check out (or tell others) about Northern Seminary’s exciting new Master of Arts in Theology and Mission where Dave, Geoff and other students and pastor continue learning about these things.