OK, I’m sticking my head out the window and yelling, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Well, I’m not really that mad, but I am a little irked. In the last week, I have read or heard these statements:
“What emergent is discovering is stuff Lutherans have known for 500 years.”
“Anabaptists don’t have to become postmodern because we were never modern.”
“Emergent is trying to marry liturgical tradition to evangelical impulse, and Episcopalians have been doing that for centuries.”
“Baptists have always been anti-institutional.”
“I was emergent when I planted a church in the early 1970′s.”
“Emergent leaders need to adopt the posture of humble learners at the feet of those who were the emerging church leaders of their day.”
No, no, no, no, no!