Dashhouse has got a good post about james mcdonald’s article about why he’s not emerging though I don’t agree with all his ideas mcdonald raises a couple good point about how the emerging conversaton is usually presented. For example "observing the bad is not a credential for guiding us to the good ".
I think he is right on this. Just as the democratic party can’t gain any traction by just being anti-republican, emergent can’t really emerge until we start being for more than just anti-modern. We need to not only say what we value but begin to live this out tangible ways that engage those whoa re not yet a part of the conversation or followers of Jesus for that matter.
There is some of this going in the UK, AUstralia and NZ but very limited in the US