Well, at least so says Michael Dowd, author of author of Thank God for Evolution. If you weren’t concerned about how far from genuine Christianity the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)—has slithered then just give listen to the below.
The aptly named TheOoze.TV informs us:
In a recent interview with ThinkFwd: host, Spencer Burke, Michael shares what he calls evolution theology, and his belief that the “bad news” is our instinctual “sinful” nature and our unchosen instincts fighting within ourselves…
Michael explains how evolution theology approaches this “bad news.” We all have multiple parts of our brain. Our reptilian brain is the most ancient, and focuses on survival-safety, sustenance, and sex. Our mammalian brain has aspects of kinship, status, play and reciprocity, and our new mammalian brain gives us our drive to comprehend and predict.
We are brilliant at rationalization because if we can convince ourselves of something, we can convince those around us and we’ll have influence and status. Finally, our pre-frontal cortex gives us a quality that is unique to humans-judgment.
As we have evolved as humans, we still have our cravings and instincts from ancient times,… Nothing, Michael says, is more important than having people with diverse backgrounds talk together and really hear each other-coming together from a place of learning, not just “I need to convert you.”… (Online source)
So who needs to preach Christ, and Him crucified for sins, and raised for justification, when we can just come “together from a place of learning,” get past our ancient “reptilian brain,” and simply follow “the message [Dowd’s] repeating wherever he goes. ‘Let’s get right with God-let’s have integrity.’”
As I said before; paraphrasing a famous saying: The EC has left the building of the Christian faith.