In this article, Ken Silva tries to link the emerging church movment to Catholicism.Â He uses this quote from Driscoll in his opening lines
Driscoll says his movement seeks to synthesize the best parts of many religious traditionsâ€”fundamentalist Christian liturgy, Catholicism’s appreciation of art, and mainline Protestantism’s general cultural tolerance. Also, postmoderns preach the sanctity of community and argue that the Enlightenment’s focus on the individual led to tragedies specific to the baby boom generationâ€”namely, high divorce and abortion rates. (emphasis his)
He then follows it up with his own commentary and conclusions
Here is a fatal flaw in this movement, which by its impudent attempt at reversing the Protestant Reformation by its open embrace of apostate Roman Catholicism as a legitimate form of Christianity reveals that it cannot possibly be from God.
Did Mark Driscoll embrace Roman Catholicism?Â Hardly.Â He said that we can borrow their appreciation of art in our own religious practices.Â This is really a huge jump in logic.Â If I was to say that Christians could embrace the value of living a quiet and focused lifeÂ as the Â buddhists have, one ceratinly could not say that I was embracing buddhism as a legitimate true religion.Â Â First, to claim that nothing good came from the Catholic religion until the reformation is rediculous. Second, to claim that by embracing the good, one is embracing the whole theology as legitimate is laughable.Â Once again, we see Ken making leaps and bounds in logic to prove his point.Â Â Â