POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

Emergent - now Emerged

The Emergent church has now emerged. There is a national director (which was quickly renamed - national coordinator), and a board of directors (for legal status as a non profit - 501 c 3), and a coordinating committee. The national coordinator will be funded from contributions - perhaps like a coorperative program...apologies, I couldn't resist. There are also streams of cooperation which are very interesting. Here are these streams (somewhat like focuses)
  • Justice: partnering with individuals and organizations that are working to end hunger, poverty, human trafficking, and environmental degradation

  • Community, Connections, and Cohorts: coordinating the efforts of existing networks and establishing cohorts around the country

  • New Networks, Outreach, and Affiliates: establishing new connections with various networks and organizations

  • Events: coordination of events that Emergent hosts, co-hosts, and sponsors

  • Diversity: a thrust to broaden the Emergent conversation, to bring in persons of different ethnicity, socio-economic, racial, and theological persuasion; also works to ensure that the male-female ratio in all Emergent initiatives are as close to even as possible

  • Communication and Development: coordination of our efforts to communicate clearly and to raise funds
The emergent-us blog has all the 411... It is good to see the comittment to justice, I only pray that the movement maintains a theological disposition friendly to the gospel of Jesus Christ as articulated in the New Testament. I am praying for Emergent, that orthodoxy does not become so generous that it is no where to be found - in reading some recent books by Emergent authors, I fear that many have already left long ago - but perhaps many will hold the faith once entrusted to the saints...
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. James 3:1
I pray that passage from James always drives me to my knees...may all teachers of the Word, emergent or not - take heed. Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Christos, Soli Deo Gloria