Monday, February 06, 2006

Am I emergent?

Renee Altson is the author of Stumbling Toward Faith, an emergentYS book that was published in September 2004.

Here is the soundbite from her on the emerging church movement:

“Here’s what I know about the kind of church I’m looking for. I’m looking for a church that honors story, that holds a big God, and that creates a safe place for people to be human with one another.
More than anything, I am exhausted with the effort that so many churches put forward in pretending. True community, as I hope to live it, involves us sharing in each other’s moments of joy, pain, doubt, belief, despair, hopelessness, and faith. It is truly a journey with one another.
I don’t know that this makes me ‘emergent’ — and I certainly don’t know that any definition ever truly can define what I’m looking for — but I do know that in my experience with the emerging church, I have found more of an open attitude to these things I seek. If nothing else, the emergent church is engaging in conversation that many other churches are not willing, nor able, to have.”


Blogger tony said...

Keith, You might find her blog interesting too.
I haven't read her book but have heard that it is phenomenal.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks Tony! I will check it out. I love to read too so I will probably pick up the book. I'll post about it after I read it. Later man!

8:33 AM  

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