how emergent church emerged

if you’re curious like me (or, have a StrengthsFinder theme of INPUT, like me), I’ve wanted to know what really happened behind the scenes, and how this whole emergent church thing blossomed, and it was something years in the making, mostly unintentional, from what I gather. And it’s become a bigger thing than I’d ever imagined, as this photo from my neighborhood Barnes & Noble shows:

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A whole table section named after Tony Jones’ new book!? And, some other emergent church history goodies, excerpted from Books @ Leadership Network blogboring title. great insider info. ::

… I came across this blog series, The History of Emergent by Jason Mitchell [ht: faithmaps via knightopia]… here’s what Jason’d blogged:

… this intriguing book, as it “pulls the curtain back” to give the readers at an insider look at how this whole “emergent church” conversation started and developed over the past 5 years or so.

Read that full blog entry for free Chapter 1 download and more context >>

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6 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    So are you endorsing the Emergent Church?

  2. djchuang says:

    Jeff, I had intended this post to be information-providing, or in this case, history-providing, in the spirit of The History Channel.

  3. Jeff says:

    I’ve read about the Emergent Church and the information you have posted. I would like to know what your opinion as a ministry leader is of the Emergent Church.


  4. Eric says:

    It’s suspicious how he has yet to state his opinion on the Emergent Church.

  5. Eric says:

    To his credit, though, he has posted some viewpoints that reveal the truth about the Emergent Church — that people like Brian McLaren and Rob Bell are false teachers.