“Why They’re Not Emergent”

Rod Dreher links to Kristen Scharold article in First Things: “The Emerging Church and Its Critics.” It references a book, Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck. Let’s start with Scharold. She paints with a very broad brush. The emergent church isn’t much different. Its devotees…

“A Generous Orthodoxy”

Tim Peoples reflects on McLaren. But as much as I support the efforts of Mosaic and Ecclesia to bridge the gap between Protestantism and the older traditions of Catholicism and Orthodoxy, I’m not sure I agree with McLaren’s take on it.  I think the main problem is that he doesn’t appreciate the importance of difference–because…

Jewish Emergent

At ReligionNews.com, a mention of Kavana, in Seattle, an “emergent” community in the Jewish tradition. Of course, J. Shawn Landres has been on top of this for quite some time, as in his article, The Emerging Spiritual Paradigm. See also S3K Working Group on Emergent Sacred Communities and Synablog.