The "Emergent" Church
From The Pilgrim Platform:
Fads have become the engines that drive culture in the 21st Century. Corporations chase fads in order to profit from them in various ways. Corporations also create fads as a means of marketing their products. The ideal marketing program is the establishment of a cult following such as Harley Davidson has done in the motorcycle world. To understand this phenomenon see GoingFaster.com, BusinessWeek.com and TheMotleyFool.com
The latest fad to hit the church scene is known as "The Emergent Church" (Emergent Church Vocabulary). So, what exactly is the emergent church? It's hard to tell because it is still emerging. Nonetheless, careful examination of the roots of "emergent theory" (The Concept Of Emergence) will reveal the driving spirit behind the fad.
The Emergent Church
As for church, "Emergent" is a name that is being used at the moment to describe the church's response to the current emerging culture, and the peculiar aggregation of believers being called up out of this culture to follow Jesus back into it.FULL STORY on the Emergent movement.