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A short history and explanation of the wider emerging church

22 February, 2005 9:20 AM

Alan Creech did it again - he put into words (in a pretty helpful way) some of the stuff I'd been trying to explain to someone just yesterday. Head over to Next Wave's article - What I am and what I'm not - or a short history and explanation of the wider emerging church - the title says it all....

'you've got to understand that many of us have been doing what we're doing, in some form, for much longer than the term emerging church has even existed. Some of us have even been doing something different (at least different from the common norm) for longer than we have even known what the word postmodern means! Wow. OK, this is why it's all very hard to define and pin down. It's not like we all heard of this cool new thing, left our old stuffy churches and joined a new club. No, we didn't do that. Well, I can't speak for everyone, but I'm telling you, that's not what this phenomenon is all about.'

Comments

Page:

hey...I'm seeing the same "calling out" of people from the traditional churches here in the US. Even the nontraditional churches are so structured and I feel a huge change is underway. I found your blog after doing a search on "liquid church" which I am eager to read. I will be a frequent visitor to your site. LG

onlyspacedust » 23 February, 2005 12:57 PM

That Creech is something else!

Bryan » 2 March, 2005 2:28 AM

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