This Sunday morning, in the adult catechism class at Oceanside URC, I begin a series on the emerging/-ent church movement. Catechism begins at 10:15 AM and worship begins at 11:00 AM (I’m also preaching the next two Sunday mornings and WSC Jon Moersch, a candidate for the ministry in the URCs, is exhorting in the next two evening services.
I’ll be using an article that appears this month, “Emerging Church? Meet Catholic Dogma” in Gary Johnson and Ronald Gleason, eds. Reforming or Conforming: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008). The WSC bookstore and library should have copies as soon as the book is available. There is (free) an audio/lecture version of the chapter here.
Another resource that I’ll be using for this series is Kevin DeYong and Ted Kluck, Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) (Chicago: Moody, 2008). I’m really enjoying this book. It’s clear, it’s well-researched, it’s thoughtful and it has a sense of humor. I’ve asked the WSC bookstore and library to order copies.
If you’re looking for resources on the Emergent/Emerging Church here are some online resources:
Audio: Missional and Reformed
Published resources (all available from the bookstore at WSC) :
The Church in Emerging Culture (a conversation including an essay by Mike Horton)