Is the emerging church receding?

Trevin Wax gives five reasons why the emerging church has begun to recede:

  1. The Emerging Church does little evangelism.
  2. Some Emerging leaders have embraced a disturbing lack of clarity on key doctrinal and social issues.
  3. Many who initially intrigued by the Emerging conversation are now distancing themselves from Emerging theology.
  4. Some aspects of the Emerging Church look faddish and fleeting.
  5. Evangelicalism is beginning to address the good questions raised by the Emerging movement.

Trevin concludes:

Has it accomplished anything good? Yes. Perhaps that’s the best news of all. We’re seeing the receding of a movement that has served its purpose – reawakening evangelicals to the necessity of the Church and the importance of being the Church to the world.

moreTrevin’s blog is one that’s worth reading, by the way.

You may remember that Kester Brewin predicted the collapse of the emerging church as a popular project in 2008.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
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