Emergent US has issued a statement stating that their faith is not one that requires a statement of faith.
In his introduction to the Emergent-US statement, Tony Jones stated that many have asked for a statement of faith but that this would take them down a road they didn't want to go. So instead of a statement of faith they issued a statement from LeRon Shults.
In his statement, LeRon Shults stated, among other things, that a statement of faith would be disastrous for emergent. In a statement stating what he apparently believes about statements of belief he says:
I believe there are several reasons why Emergent should not have a "statement of faith" to which its members are asked (or required) to subscribe. Such a move would be unnecessary, inappropriate and disastrous.
I was going to write one of my patented sleep inducing book length posts on this but Andy Jackson has summed up what I might have said much better than I could have said it, and much shorter.
Emergent-Us seems happy that they don’t have to clarify what they believe. Why? Because a “leading theologian” said that such a statement would be disastrous. This so-called leading theologian was LeRon Shults. I have never heard of him. Shults supported a don’t ask, don’t tell statement of faith because “Jesus did not have a “statement of faith.”
This is just stupid.
Well said Andy, well said.