Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Don’t Misunderstand the Ancient-Future Path

I am interested in the concept of combining historical liturgy, good doctrinal teaching and the experience of God's presence in Christian community.  Therefore, I was fascinated by this article by "Chaplain Mike," heir to the late Michael Spencer at the Internet Monk site.  - Don’t Misunderstand the Ancient-Future Path.  "Ancient Future" is a Robert Webber term (from the book Ancient Future Faith) for the combination of looking to the ancient heritage of Christianity and the future of ministry. Mike says:
There is no single uniform way of walking on the Ancient-Future path.

That is because “Ancient-Future” is not a formula. It is a mindset. It is a different approach, a different way of looking at what it means to follow Jesus as his church. In general, evangelicalism does not have the same That is because “Ancient-Future” is not a formula. It is a mindset. It is a different approach, a different way of looking at what it means to follow Jesus as his church. In general, evangelicalism does not have the same perspective. When people take to the Ancient-Future path, they are embracing an alternative point of view, not just certain practices.
 Read more at the link.