Well, it seems that my long-time friend and occasional sparring partner, Andrew Jones (TSK), has (once again) said we’ve reached the end of the emergent/-ing church movement. TSK’s ambivalence for the “emergent/-ing” language and the partnership that some of us in the States have with publishing houses is well known. And I think it’s always dangerous to start to declare something over as an historian when one is still up to one’s ankles in it.
To be fair, TSK clarifies in a comment on the post when he writes that in 2009 the ECM became,
less radical and non-offensive but actually larger in scope and impact than it has ever been.
Let’s take those in reverse order.