Monday, September 22, 2008

R.I.P. Emerging Church -- Out of Ur

What a surprising headline. Just when we thought that "The Emerging Church" was taking over and re-defining what it means to be a Christian, some of its leaders are announcing its demise.

"Now comes word from recognized leaders and voices within the emerging church movement that the term has become so polluted that it is being dropped..."

Quoting from two of the movement's most influential leaders, Dan Kimball and Andrew Jones, the author points out the movement was doomed from the start because they didn't define their terms and theology. In other words, what began as a good idea has been hijacked by all sorts of people with all sorts of agendas.

"The emerging church is dead—at least in nomenclature, if not in spirit. Both Jones and Kimball are dropping the term while trying to remain faithful to the original intention of the movement. And they represent many other church leaders and bloggers who are moving toward a post-emerging church reality."

Don't think that these men are going away -- it does sound like they are going to work with others to start something new. You can read the entire article here

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