A Pneumatology for the Emerging Church?
Understood that this site is in hopes to construct a working theology for the Emerging Church, I am a tad bit disappointed that there are not more articles discussing the Emergent stance toward a Charismatic Theology. It would seem only rational that a Charismatic Theology for the Emerging Church would be borderline foundational in light of the last one hundred years of the Church.
“The Post-Eschatological Charismatic” thread comes very close to discussing such an issue. However, it at points deviates from the topic at hand. My question then is pneumatological: “What is the role of the Holy Spirit, both in the life of the individual believer and the community, in this Emergent Movement?” “Does the Emerging Church want to build upon a Charismatic Theology or reject the Charismatic understanding found within much of Evangelicalism?” I really am curious to know.
I think this is an important issue to be discussed on this site. Again, the more I am involved in the Emergent Discussion the more I wonder about the reality of the Spirit within the life of this “church.” Simply put, there is more discussion on menial topics instead of on the Eschatological promise of the Spirit; a true Charismatic Theology.