Yet, I reserve the right to not be defined by emergent.
Emergent is a great organization that can help people, pastors and leaders who are moving in that direction. The problem comes when they become, usualy unintentionally, like a denomination. (“I belong to emergent”).
but if that’s our biggest problem…we’re blessed. I say that because this kind of a problem encourages conversation, and conversations is what this is all about.
For me, being emerging used to be about an agenda, or “tricks” to get people to connect to God. Nowadays (and yes, that is the first time I have ever used that word) it’s more about thinking theologically for a postmodern culture that I live in, instead of programming our way to a bigger church.
This is definitely not the end of the reorientation, though.