Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Report from the Emergent Summit - Part 3 of 4

This is why I, for one, reject the dichotomies of “big ‘E’” vs. “small ‘e’” or even “Emergent” vs. “emerging church” – at this point, these are not helpful differentiations and already show the nascent signs of in-fighting. Let’s table these debates for a couple years, OK?

Tony Jones posts the third report in a series.

part one
part two

I thoroughly agree that we should not dichotomize Emergent and the emerging church. However, I do believe it's helpful for clarity's sake to differentiate the formal organization from the informal conversation. Emergent is a subset (albeit a justifiably significant subset) of the emerging church.

See also the comments of John O'Keefe.

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