Dave Dunbar, President of Biblical Seminary, goes on record with a helpful piece regarding distinctions between the terms emerging, emergent, & missional (pdf).
Dave's piece prompted Scot McKnight to ask his readers to weigh in.
I've commented on the emerging church/emergent distinction in a number of places:
- are there emerging church shibboleths?
- resonances with the emerging church
- the emerging church is protean
- tony jones on the emerging/emergent distinction
- toward an emerging church primer
- history of the emerging church and emergent
- is the distinction between the emerging church and emergent obscurantist?