Sunday, August 10, 2008

Understanding Emergers

For good theological writing that is well-presented, shows respect for those with different opinions and convictions, and demonstrates insight and deep thinking, I recommend C. Michael Patton's Parchment and Pen.

He had a post up this past week called Will the Real Emerger Please Stand Up? on the subject of differences and distinctions within the Emerging Church movement. If the term is unfamiliar to you, follow the second link in the previous sentence. His diagrams I have copied above were especially helpful. The ranking in the diagram of various writers by name is his, not mine - so no letters or e-mail please.

If you are interested in this subject, you should read the whole article. A little lengthy (can be printed as a PDF File), but well worth the effort.