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Emergent Christianity with Mac

In this episode, we hear from Glenn "Mac" Frazier, pastor of New Way Church in Austin, about the Emergent Christian movement. Mac takes a shot at describing the movement: a post-modern, authentic approach to ritual and religion. While the Emergent movement is not easily defined, it represents an exciting, diverse new corner of Christianity--the antithesis, in many ways, of the megachurch. How can the New Church learn from or reach out to Emergents?

Emergent Christianity with Mac

Reader Comments (4)

Do you guys welcome questions concerning the New Church Perspective?

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ. D. H.

Thanks for this podcast, I really enjoy listening to it, it always opens up something for me. And I've been especially interested in this emergent conversation so I really appreciate this (and previous) episodes on the topic.

I'm wondering what the role of preachers is in this emergent culture and especially in a New Church context? It seems emergent meetings don't "require" a preacher present or often have services led by a lay member. If the authentic "I believe..." piece is becoming more and more essential for Gen X and Y (which I think it is) what denotes a difference between a lay person's testimony and the sermon of a preacher? Is there even a difference? Or should there even be a difference?

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMC


Both Chapmancast and the other features on New Church Perspective love to get questions, comments, criticisms, etc. you can contact us privately through the contact form or write in the comment lines.


February 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I really liked listening to this. It makes me want to be part of "Emergent New Christianity," i.e. being a New Church person but with a attitude that I am learning and exploring along with everyone else.

April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarin Childs

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