I am a man without a movement, it would appear to some. Did the seeker thing. Was ok at it. Doing the prayer thing. Think I'm better at it. I consider it my tribe. At the same time, I appear to be an unlikely member of the tribe. My glasses and shiney noggin often get me mistaken for an emerging church type. Around here postmoderns are considered, as one IHOP leader (unaware that I unintentionally lurked on the other side of the office divider*) described them, "Uh....like Randy Bohlender's people."
Anyway, in our circles, it's sometimes assumed that I run with this crowd. I read things like Wired and drink 4,000 cups of coffee per week. My friends run the gamut from Christian authors to pagan fire artists. I guess that's the measuring stick. Anyway, perhaps I need to work harder at distancing myself from those crying emergentcy, particularly after seeing repeated things like this:
The Leadership Blog: Out of Ur: Tony Jones": If...."you'd like to first see our doctrinal statement on penal substitution or read a position paper on homosexuality, then Emergent Village isn't for you."
Let's hope that clears it up for all the village elders. The village really is not for me. The fact that these folks want to be considered sincere thinkers and authoratiative leaders yet refuse to address these real issues astounds me. Maybe I need to get some different glasses and grow my hair again.
*To clarify, the leader and I had a good laugh about it moments later. He meant no harm.