Author Frederica Matthewes-Green once described the Emerging church movement as picking and choosing from the Church just those theological and liturgical resources they choose. It is like picking flowers and putting them in a vase. While they may be attractive at first, when cut off from the living Tradition and theology which is their native context, they quickly die.
Steve Hayes posted this comment by Frederica Matthewes-Green which describes more than just the emerging church. It is relevant for understanding much of America’s fondness for extreme individualism as it relates to church preference. It is another description of supermarket Christianity. Fill your cart with those things you like and hope it is a balanced diet. Fr. Orthohippo
I used to be Anglican, and was sometimes asked about my Churchmanship. That sort of thing is important to Anglicans, or used to be when I was one. If anyone is wondering, it is Revolutionary Orthodox (which is an entirely different thing from an orthodox revolutionary). Google “Death to the World”, “Youth of the Apocalypse” and “the last true rebellion” if you want to learn more.
I am pro-life.
Which means that I am
In terms of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of civilizations I’m a walking clash all by myself, with the fault lines running right through me, because I am
African by birth
Western by education
Orthodox by second birth (birth from above)
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