Yessiree. The Emerging Church has been nailed as a bunch of pot-smoking hippies.
And then as the Lord led me into the study of the new cult of liberal theology which is the Emergent Church oddly enough much of the bohemian and communal talk reminded me of the 60â€™s. So I got to thinking, many of these Emergent leaders would have been studying under professors who were also growing up in the late 50â€™s and early 60â€™s. Iâ€™m not preaching anything here, but rather simply musing as I personally notice the look emerging around things Emergent.
So I felt led to do a little digging and I found the article Bill Clinton Stole My Line or The Perils of Hippy Lettice on the appropriately named website of the emerging church called the Ooze. My thought here was so many of the Emergents I have studied and dialogued with make much argument for culturally accepted issues like going to secular bars and the consumption of alcohol to also be a part of the life of the so-called â€œChrist-followerâ€ as well.
Now Iâ€™m not going to chase rabbit trails here so Iâ€™m not arguing about this. No, I simply began to wonder: If those in the emerging church so much want those things to be a part of their lives, could some of them also begin to argue in favor of smoking a plant which grows naturally as a part of Godâ€™s allegedly â€œrestoredâ€ creation. After all, the Rastafarians I had been friends with in the 80â€™s were also very religious and they told me that Jah (God) had given this plant to man for â€œwisdom.â€
He goes on to quote someone who owns up to the occasional puff on a bong. And that’s it. Case closed. It isn’t just that those emergent types are liberal pinkos. They’re also a bunch of druggies.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.