Saturday, September 09, 2006

Wikity Wacky

I was preparing for a class on the emerging church and thought I would check wikipedia's definition, which has been hijacked since the last time I looked at it. It is as follows, The emerging church or emergent church is a diverse, controversial movement within Christianity that arose in the late 20th century as a reaction to the perceived influence of modernism in Western Christianity. [citation needed] Proponents of the emerging church embrace postmodernism and call the movement a "conversation" to emphasize its decentralized nature with contributions from people of a variety of beliefs. [citation needed] The emerging church seeks to deconstruct and reconstruct Christianity as its mainly Western members live in a postmodern culture.[1] It's sad that the anti-emergent folks feel the need to create their own definitions and generalize as they do. Here is another article on how wikipedia gets altered with ease.


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