The growing attention paid to the “emerging church” has certainly got people talking. And whatever the “emerging church” is, it seems to be quite a chameleon. Depending on who you talk to, it’s either the latest threat to biblical faith or that which will save us from two thousand years of error!
Jamie Smith (email@example.com) is associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College and is very interested in the intersection of philosophy, theology, and liturgy. His most recent book is Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping Post-Secular Theology (Baker Academic, 2004). His next book, on postmodernism and the emerging church, will appear next spring with Baker Academic. He's a member of Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.