How ironic that Emergent, which is often criticized for not defining itself, can be so easily defined by its critics. I propose a new tag line for, to use a New Jersey term, "this thing of ours." Rather than "Emergent: A Generative Friendship," I propose "Emergent: We're like pornography. You know it when you see it."Creatio Ex Nihilo
I think this post from Don Heatley demonstrates a real graciousness and is deeply God-honouring. Please read the whole article to get the gist of the quote above... and let's remember 1 John 4: 20 (NIV):
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.Think about it. Thanks to Jake for the heads-up.