Emergent church leader, Phyllis Tickle, likens Brian McLaren to Luther who helped to bring about a reformation. Tickle says McLaren might be instrumental in bringing about a “new reformation” through the emerging church.
The comments were made at the “joint annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR),” in which Tickle and McLaren were speakers.
Here are some of the points Tickle made, according to emerging church blogger, Adam Cleavland:
Every 500 years the church has a big rummage sale.
1517, 1054, 500 (popes, etc.)
Could this be the next?
Each time, what was left has become a viable expression of Xnity, none of them ceased to visit.
We are now in one of those 500 yrs.
Faraday & Darwin brought about the beg. of this reformation, our current time of upheaval. In these times, one simple question exists: where is the authority? Sola scriptura won’t hold water now…so where do we find authority now?