Ten years ago i was interviewed by Next Wave regarding church on the new edge. Now, a decade later, the term has changed to "emerging church" and we are still talking. Actually, the Next-Wave online mag is one of the very best resources for emerging church stuff and its an honor to be a part of their Ten Year Retrospective.
Pull up a chair, load up these pages, pour yourself a coffee, and have a read of Next-Wave's ten year retrospective on the emerging church in USA given by a number of players including myself and aggregated by the emerging church historian extraordinaire, Stephen Shields.
- Ten Years Out: A Retrospective on the Emerging Church in North America
- A Retrospective on the Emerging Church in North America Pt. 1 - How would you characterize the current state of the emerging church conversation? What's positive? What concerns you?
- A Retrospective on the Emerging Church in North America Pt. 2 - Some are saying that we should not use the term "emerging church" any longer because as it's come to represent such a broad diversity of interests, the term now precipitates confusion. Do you agree? Why or why not? What do you see as the future of the emerging church conversation?
OK - be honest. Did I do OK or did my answers totally suck? How would you answer these questions?