Sunday, March 07, 2010

Is this what an Emergent preacher sounds like?

This is Jeff Gentry.  He is one of the pastors at The Gathering - the church I also pastor.  He is a self-identified Emergent guy.  He started the Emergent cohort in Boston, and the one on the North Shore of Boston as well.  This is just a short clip of his preaching this morning at church (3-7-2010).  What do you think?  If this is one example of how someone who self identifies as Emergent preaches, is it possible that theologically orthodox people are also Emergent?

Of course, I suppose there is also the possibility of pursuing the question "What is a heretic?" and asking if it is possible that there are some "heretics" who are really the orthodox ones correcting the ailing church.  Well, that's another topic for another time.  For now, here's a short clip in the middle of Jeff's message - hopefully not too disjointed a segment from the overall body of his message.


Agent B said...

One of Jeff's many strengths in his ministry and/or personality is that he has a stern "I'm not gonna let you get away with bullshit" stance while humbly forgiving and forgetting.

If this preaching gig doesn't work out, he'd make a great school principal.

Or repo man.

Pastor Phil said...

repo man, oh yeah.

g13 said...

for the record, this is the kind of repo man i would like to be.