What is Emergent?


Here are some links provided by my good friend Steve Bush over at Harbinger:

What is emergent?
In the coming weeks, as I have time, I intend to develop and promote a positive conception of “emerging Christianity.” That means I need resources to refer my readers to who are unfamiliar with the term, since I’ll be using it regularly.
So this post will serve as to provide a small selection of resources to better understand various interpretations of emergent. I’ll add to it as I see fit. It will be a relatively short list, but if anyone has resources they recommend, including for example, your own blog, feel free to leave it in the comments.
I will focus almost entirely on emergent in the US context, since the US is such a unique animal when it comes to religiosity. But of course I recognize and appreciate that emergent is not at all a uniquely US phenomenon.
Articles:Hip New Churces Sway to a Different Drummer, NY Times (purchase)The Emergent Mystique, Christianity TodayThe Emergent Matrix: A New Kind of Church?, Christian CenturyWhat is Emerging?, Worship LeaderLeaders Call ‘Emerging Church Movement’ a Threat to the Gospel, Baptist Press News
Churches:Jacob’s Well Three Nails Solomon’s Porch Cedar Ridge Community Church Church of the Apostles Ecclesia Bluer Vintage Faith
Websites:Emergent VillageA New Kind of ChristianThe OozeThe Next Wave
Blogs:Emergent-USTony JonesKaren WardWill SamsonDoug PagittJen LemenBrian McLarenPlanet-Emergent
Books:A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLarenGenerous Orthodoxy, by Brian McLarenThe Post-Evangelical, by Dave TomlinsonRenewing the Center, by Stanley GrenzReimagining Spiritual Formation, by Doug Pagitt

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  1. Hey, Anthony. It’s great to see a little more diversity in this coversation. I had coffee with Steve the other night and he told me your story. Very cool, man. Keep on keepin’ it real!

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