I find it ironic and funny to see so many emerging/emergent types so freely and publicly proclaim their “humble” service to others, I guess as if to say, “Look, I’m doing my part to help the poor and disenfranchised, what about you?” Sounds like the very selfishness, self-righteousness, pride, and Phariseeism they hate in much of the Christian right.
These are two Post-Evangelical Chaos Posters that speak to this very issue:
For the record, I find most “motivational” and “demotivational” posters kind of cheesy and worn out as a medium, but still find many of these fairly funny. Check them out … even if you’re offended at points because you see someone on there you happen to like (.e.g. Bono, Crowder, Driscoll), you’ve got to admit … some of these are pretty darn funny.
oh, I have definitely noticed the conflict between how Christ says we are to do our good deeds (in secret) and the way most of those who label themselves as “emerging” seem to constantly be tooting their own horn as if they are the first Christians ever to “get it” and the only ones to ever live selflessly.
The pride and self aggrandizement pretty much negate the good works as far as I am concerned.