What is the Emergent Church ?
The Emerging Church movement...or "conversation" as they like to refer to it may be closer than you think. Influences of the Emergent church seem to be popping up all over evangelicalism. It comes in many shapes and sizes. Although trying to define Emergent is like nailing jello to a wall there are several similaries amongst its leaders and pastors. Just to name a few–they embrace mystery over certainty, believe the journey is more virtuous than the destination, exalt the question higher than the answer, trade in traditional authority for community or group consenses, and question the infallible authority of scripture since it was written men who may have been influenced by the culture of their day.
Just in case you may not have heard of this movement or have heard of it but don't know much about it, THIS ARTICLE from Ingrid Schlueter, a host on the radio program Crosstalk and the founder of Slice of Laodicea, is an excellent summary of what this movement is all about.
It's important to understand what doctrinal positions the Emergent church is claiming through its leaders' teachings and the books they publish since many of the men mentioned in the article BEWARE OF FALSE TEACHERS are involved in and considered to be the intellectual leaders in the Emergent church movement.
Check in frequently on thinkerup for articles and links on these teachers and others in future articles. We will do our best to keep you well informed.