“Emergent” folks are Christians who are impatient with rigid megachurch formulas and noisy doctrinal in-fighting. They want to nurture a “vintage Christianity” that promotes the love of Christ for the emerging (non-churchgoing) generation. They're hammering out a theology that's friendly to ancient faith practices (contemplative prayer, labyrinths, hospitality) in a postmodern world of quantum physics, 24/7 media and coffee-house culture.
'Emergent' Christians seek spirituality without nasty theological squabbling“: a newspaper article in the Tennessean the recent Emergent Convention. As far as newpaper reviews go, that one is pretty good!! (link fixed now - thanks)