Tuesday, January 15, 2008


UPDATE: TSK added 1/25
UPDATE: Links to journal and book citations added 4/19/09
As the researching and writing of my ThM thesis continues, I will be posting some "thought bubbles" for the purpose of critique and clarification. Questions, comments, and corrections are welcome.

I've gathered buckets of definitions from various sources (more on that later), but I'm in the market for EC taxonomies. Here's what I've collected so far:

C. Wess Daniels
  • Deconstructionist Model
  • Pre-modern/Augustinian Model
  • Emerging Peace Church Model (Or Open Anabaptism)
  • Foundationalist Model
Scot McKnight
  • Prophetic (or at least provocative)
  • Postmodern
  • Praxis-oriented
  • Post-evangelical
  • Political
Darrin Patrick
  • Emerging Conversational
  • Emerging Attractional
  • Emerging Incarnational
Ed Stetzer
  • Relevants
  • Reconstructionists
  • Revisionists
Mark Driscoll (which looks vaguely familiar...)
  • Reconstructionists
  • Relevants
  • Revisionists

Andrew Jones (Tall Skinny Kiwi) (added 1/25/2008)
  • Big like a Miracle-Gro Garden
  • Healthy like a Greenhouse Garden
  • Pure like an organic garden
  • Free like a wildflower garden
  • Whole like an English country garden
This post is cited in Evangelicals Engaging Emergent, By Adam Greenway, Thom S. Rainer, "The Emergent/Emerging Church," by Ed Stetzer, footnote #56, page 72.
"The Emergent/Emerging Church: a missiological perspective" (pdf), by Ed Stetzer, in The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Fall 2008, Vol. 5, No. 2, footnote 56, page 82.

Am I missing any?

NOTE: This is a rumination ("1. The act of pondering; meditation. 2. The act or process of chewing cud." American Heritage Dictionary) in search of synergy ("1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.")


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  1. Anonymous12:53 PM

    You should check out Darrin Patrick's lectures at the Francis Schaffer Institute from late last year. They are his best work on defining this movement.

  2. thank you, Anonymous. I had seen a summary (as noted above), but not the mp3s. I've downloaded them into my iTunes.