Brian McLaren connects Anabaptist and Emergent movements

While I think the title of this article is a little misleading, Submergents have been conspiring this connection for awhile now, is still a very insighful read.  In a recent conversartion with Brian while he was in Seattle, he showed a lot on enthusiasm and interest for Submergent, of which I am part even though I am not denominationally an anabaptist.

 Author connects Anabaptist and Emergent movements


A group of Anabaptists and Emergent leaders have formed a network called Submergent to share ideas. Congregations in several U.S. cities, as well as Perth, Australia, are calling themselves Submerged Communities.

“In many ways Emergent represents a rediscovery of the Anabaptist spirit,” he said. “It’s very hard in other Protestant denominations to find people who take Jesus as teacher deeply seriously, and take Jesus’ teachings and the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesus’ example of nonviolence seriously.”

As Emergent and Submergent Christians seek new ways to be church, they often exist outside of denominational structures.

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