Friday, July 21, 2006

In the words of Semisonic...

"every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end"
This isn't really the end as much as it is the beginning of something new. I started posting on a new blog a week ago, the evangelical free market (place of ideas). This blog will allow me to address a plethora of subjects beyond the scope of the Freechurchman blog. I will from time to time come back here to address issues pertaining to the EFCA and will indicate at the e-free market when that happens.
Until then, I want to recommend a book that I believe will be very helpful as we look forward to the ministerial on hermenutical issues: The Kingdom of Christ by Russell D. Moore. There's a lot to say about this book, but I think the essential component for those of us in the free church is the way that Moore analyzes how dispensational and covenant theologians have moved closer to each other due to a shared appreciation for inaugurated eschatology. Unfortunately the book reads like a dissertation, but if you can plow through the second chapter with your finger in the end notes it will undoubtedly prepare you for our upcoming conversations about the future of the EFCA. You can order the book on Amazon by clicking on "Russell D. Moore."
For the glory of Christ in His Church,
Sean Dennis


Anonymous dave carlson said...

sorry that you have moved from this. i was watching for develpmenst on the efca sof. the denomination web site has been silent for a long time. from an old congregationalist who believes in active grass roots, this is all quite sad.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Sean Dennis said...

Thank you Dave. Whether you are open to the idea of a revision (to include the current proposal) or not, it is important to stay on top of what is going on in the denomination.
I do hope to keep Freechurchman around for the purpose of addressing issues as they arise. I think I'll probably provide feedback and commentary on future issues of EFCA Today and of course developments regarding the SoF, but I wanted to get an opportunity to talk about a host of other issues that I don't think this blog is suited to address.
Greg Strand has been a very busy man this summer. I know that he has every intention of returning to the EFCA Blog and is even considering making it so that more conversation can take place about each of the articles (instead of just continuing to debate the millennium). While his blog is obviously not a grass roots effort, he and other members of the SHC have made every effort to get down to the root level and hear us (and I think that's what his blog is all about). Meanwhile, I've had very little interaction with others at the Freechurchman. For the most part, I think people just want to figure out what "side" I'm on and then make the appropriate accusations... I guess it's good training for any future congregational meetings where things go awry!

Friday, August 04, 2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous dave carlson said...

i agree, i am not opposed to revision per se. i'll check in from time to ime and see what is up. it is odd that only about 10 people seemed to way anything on the efca blog. i wonder if there was much traffic. it seems that lots attended meetings to date, but discussion is small. we are not very good at discussion these days.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous dave carlson said...

seems i forgot spell check on that last piece!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 12:51:00 PM  

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