Monday, June 05, 2006

what is the emergent church?

If you have paid attention at all to the winds blowing across American Christianity these past few years, no doubt you have come across the phrase "the emergent church" or "the emerging church movement" in your reading before. But what exactly do such phrases mean?

For a well-rounded answer to that question, consult Scot McKnight's article entitled The Future or Fad: A Look at the Emerging Church Movement.

Or go to what some would call "the guru" of the emergent movement, Brian McLaren, and read his article entitled Emerging Values. Though three years old, it still sums thing up quite well. Finally, Wade Hodges, has a series of posts on
his blog that discusses such from the perspective of the heritage of Churches of Christ. The series of posts is entitled "An Emerging Church of Christ?".