From the Modern Reformation web-site:

“By what authority should theology, spirituality, and ministry be judged? For nearly half a millennium, Protestants have answered this question by declaring sola scriptura… Today, new generations of Christians are asking the same question—by what authority? Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, says, “The inherent flaw of postmodernism is becoming a practical obstacle to unity because there is no source of authority to determine what constitutes orthodox or heretical doctrine.”

“To this end, some younger evangelicals can recite the Westminster Confession on Holy Scripture without crossing their fingers. Confident that the Bible is ultimately authoritative and “ought to be believed and obeyed,” ad fontes is their aim. Others are less capable, having located additional fountains from which to draw their authority. Given the ever-changing environment, taxonomizing younger evangelicals becomes challenging. Nevertheless, Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research, offers a helpful paradigm for understanding younger Christians. While his groupings of “relevants,” “reconstructionists,” “revisionists,” and “reformers” characterize the chief tenets held by each faction, they also each represent a wide spectrum of beliefs.”

Read the rest of the article, “Younger Evangelicals, Emergents, and Additional Sources of Authority” by Christian George, here.

I’d have called myself a Reformer, but apparently only younger Evangelicals can do that, so I’ll have to settle for being a Relevant!

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