Interesting article on emerging Church diversity below.
I must continue to say that while I appreciate so much about the emerging Church conversation, I continue to sense that a strong and thick view of the ancient Church throughout the ages is simply not as present as it needs to be, and references to it still seem to be shallow (respective to a thorough understanding and evaluation of our story thus far) and novel.
The imminent, the “now” is our substantial focus, with a view to the past and a view to the future, or so it seems to me. Could we substantially focus on the past, reflect on its lessons for the now and apply them, and substantially focus on the future? I’m not sure what I’m saying – I just feel a residual “lack” in our embrace of Church history. I may be reading the wrong books, too.