Interview w/ Dr. David Wells Knowing The Truth Radio
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On the program today, my guest will be Dr.David Wells.
In his most recent book, The Courage to Be Protestant, "Wells argues that historic, classical evangelicalism is marked by doctrinal seriousness, as opposed to the new movements of the marketing church and the emergent church. He energetically confronts the marketing communities and their tendency to try to win parishioners as consumers rather than worshipers, advertising the most palatable environment rather than trusting the truth to be attractive. He takes particular issue with the most popular evangelical movement in recent years â€” the emergent church. Emergents, he says, are postmodern and postconservative and postfoundational, embracing a less absolute understanding of the authority of Scripture than traditionally held."
During the program, we will discuss the five major themes in the book: how Christian faith is, and should be, interfacing with our culture with respect to Truth, Self, God, Christ, and Church. Currently Dr. Wells is seeking to create five, small, first-rate films, on these themes. These films will have study materials to go with them for small groups and Sunday school classes.
Additionally, Dr. Wells will be speaking at this years Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT).
Dr. David F. Wells is distinguished research professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Courage to Multiply? Dear Pastor Boling, Thank you for your discussion with Dr. Wells about his book: "The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World." Isn't multiplication also a factor as implied by the question about the burgeoning number of homeschoolers? A case in point is researcher and author, Dr. Eric Kaufmann, a secular liberal scholar of politics at the University of London, who has written the following soon-to-be-released significant book: â€śShall the Religious Inherit the Earth?â€ť Who, did the research find, shall â€śinherit the Earthâ€ť?: (1.) Old Order Amish, (2.) Quiverfull Evangelical Movement, (3.) Traditional Latin Mass Catholics, (4.) American Mormons, (5.) Hasidic Jews and (6.) Muslims. In the final analysis, will it be marketers, "Emergents" and denominations who will survive or those with the courage to obey God, be fruitful and multiply?