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Saturday, June 10, 2006
What exactly is Emergent?
This was a common, and good, question at our Barn gathering in April. I recommend reading a Generous Orthodoxy by McClaren as a good place to start if you haven't already. This text has certainly generated lots of conversations in Christiandom; from 'great to hear someone say what I've always wondered about' to 'absolute Christian heresy and must be rebuked.' (Chuck Colson is a frequent brother of dissension!) Personally, I liked starting with the last two chapters (19 and 20) and then had a good understanding of McClaren's heart from which to go to the beginning and begin the meal. (I'll post my answer to the topic question as "a post" and hope to hear some other people's definition as they are processing it for themselves.)
posted by From the Margins at 12:32 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 6/13/2006 08:21:00 AM, Blogger lydia

    Looking forward to your response.

  • At 6/13/2006 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    What is emergent? hmmm... I think it is a lot of things to a lot of people. I personally think that it is an openness to questioning the way things are - be that church, ministry, methods, or theology. It is missional and focused on the kingdom of God. It is the convergence of the streams of christianity. And my personal hope is that it will be the new reformation.

  • At 6/15/2006 03:42:00 AM, Blogger bobbie

    you spelled mc laren incorrectly, just thought you'd want to know.


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