A Forge response (PDF) to Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, suggesting that “Contextualisation must always remain a subset of missions and not the other way around.” Great work by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch. Via Hamo. Update: I see this document as a good thing but it’s already generating some controversy:
I continue to believe that position papers that draw lines within the emerging church, taking sides for and against organizations, and the like will be supremely unhelpful, and I ask people to please STOP IT.
I disagree. Something that responds to appropriate criticisms and highlights the diversity and messiness inherent in the emerging church is very good, much better than pretending it’s monolithic. I don’t mind the mess. Second update: At the request of Hamo, I’ve taken down the link to the paper.