I was taking a look among the Blogdom of God blogs today, to see what was being discussed in the Christian blogosphere. I must be so out of touch. These are the different labels for Christians (Christian doctrines?) that came up regularly in blog posts:
emergent, cessasionist, charismatic, post-calvinist, fundamentalist, post-charismatic, continuationist, neopentacostalist …
… the list goes on. None of these include traditional descriptive labels such as Baptist, Lutheran, or Catholic. Whatever happened to Christian? I know what that means. At least I thought I did when I got up this morning.
I am not sure, now, that I know what any of these “new” labels mean; do other regular “Christians” out there? And would C. S. Lewis be appalled that us “mere Christians” would have to put ourselves inside quotes to distinguish us from all the labeling going on? What if I don’t want to be in one camp or the other because I don’t know who’s right and who’s wrong? What if who’s right and who’s wrong doesn’t matter nearly so much as just getting through the day doing unto others, and making 30 minutes time to spend in the Word and in prayer?
Back to my stroll through the blogosphere. It didn’t do me much good, since I didn’t understand all the labels and what the debate was about, without investing a considerable chunk of time which I don’t have at the moment. If anyone has summarized the whole thing somewhere, please send me a link so I can figure all this out.