I’m a boomer but I really like emergents. Really. Most of the responses to my columns are from emergents and of course all of my students fit this age group. I like emergents—perhaps too much. Recently I was asked how I’d fare if I left the classroom and had to jump into pastoring. My response: “I’d probably do OK with those under 30 but I might be ineffective with the older more traditional people.” I spend just about all of my time with emergents and I really like you a lot. Here’s what I like about you. (…and I have two cautions at the end too)
Did I mention that the year of emerging criticism is over, and (I think) another phase has begun? I think we’ll start to see a move away from the Emergent (TM) label and instead, many of the things Drury mentioned will begin to go mainstream. But I could be wrong.