Friday, January 19, 2007

Five Streams of the Emerging Church

Christianity Today has published a fine article by Scot McKnight that lays out the emerging church. One of the things that Scott does is maintain and explain the distinction between emergent and the emerging church which is often confused.

The article is adapted from a talk that Scot gave at Westminster Theological Seminary at their Emerging Church Forum. You can find the transcript of the original talk here. Andrew Jones summarized blogosphere comment on Scot's talk some time ago here.

Here are the five streams that Scott identified
  • Prophetic
  • Postmodern
  • Praxis-oriented
  • Post-evangelical
  • Political
Christianity Today also has a new "The Emergence of Emergent" section.

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