As Stephen Shields and others have noted, 2005 is the year that the emerging church will get a lot of attention and criticism. This is going to hit in a lot of places – one of them being my denomination. If the Fellowship has a patron saint, it would be D.A. Carson. He was one of us; he is my alma mater’s most famous graduate. Every time he speaks at one of our meetings, he packs the place out. His book, Becoming Conversant with Emergent, is coming out next month, and it’s going to get a lot of buzz. Carla Rolfe is another Fellowship Baptist. She’s been busy setting up a website devoted to critiquing (or criticizing) the emerging church. I have an article coming out in the next issue of our denominational magazine called Evaluating the Emerging Church. There will be a discussion board on our denomination’s website following the article. The one a few months back on missional churches got interesting. I’m starting to wonder what I’ve got myself into. It’s going to be an interesting couple of months in the Fellowship.