I know I have said I am stupid, but now I think it’s worse. I think I might just be plain dumb. As in “lacking intelligence”.
There is a new blogger on the scene who visited our site and is trying to communicate the Emergent Church (EC) in the simplest of terms. I really like that idea if someone wants to tackle it. Jeff at Constantly Emerging has just started his blog for this very purpose. Welcome to the fray Jeff. Now the pressure is on.
One of my beefs with the whole EC conversation is that it seems so damn intellectual. This has been bothering me for quite some time. The “conversation” is so full of huge words and tricky language that it seems like a bunch of double-talk to me. It’s probably that I am just not that smart. But there is a condescending attitude and cerebral intimidation within many of the conversations I run across. Many times I peek in a room, read a few words, conclude that this is WAY over my head and come back to my “stupid” site. Seriously, I took Greek in school but all this EC conversation is oftentimes still all Greek to me.
Does it have to be this way… does it have to be so intellectual? Was Jesus an intellectual? The EC conversation seems so based in philosophy that there seems little in the way of reality. Isn’t that one of the reasons Luther was pissed, because the church seemed so out of touch with “real people” that the only ones that could be a part were the educated? Isn’t that a huge fallacy of the church? We use language that is exclusive, extraordinary and that cannot relate to those not “in the know”?