December 19, 2010

Apprising goes after Dan Kimball's orthodoxy

Boy that Kimball is a slippery fish isn't he!

(except in private, apparently)

By writing this piece, one would think there must be some disagreements between Ken and Chris by this time over this particular issue, n'est-ce pas?

One of those involved with the EC, right from very early on, would be Dan Kimball, author of the book The Emerging Church. You may recall that I wrote a piece concerning Kimball last February called Curious Associations Ed Stetzer, Dan Kimball, And Tim Keller MissionSHIFT where I pointed you to this rather odd association of alleged Reformed men with Kimball. I also told you that I have spoken to him numerous times over a period of five years via email and by phone.

However, I ceased doing so because each time Kimball had asked me to keep any of the details off the record, which really doesn’t help at all; for you see, when one is a teacher in the public arena like Dan Kimball, via church conferences and books etc., then their beliefs and teachings are there for all to see. The problem which then arises is when one later says privately that they might believe other than their public record would indicate, then they themselves are introducing confusion. Recently Dan Kimball gave an interview, as you can see in Dan Kimball On The Record; some of which he chose to use to take some swipes at those of us in this line of ministry that he referred to as “watchdog discernment ministry.”

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CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM SLITHERS EVEN CLOSER

and Mike Ratliff has also weighed in on Dan Kimball's call to 'discern the discerners.'
CHRISTIAN MATURITY AND HOW IT RELATES TO DISCERNMENT