By Jason Clark
It is not a collection of Christians talking about ‘emerging church’, and about what we don’t want to be. That surprises visitors who often expect ‘Emerging Church’ will be the most immediate topic of conversation amongst our people. It’s not…mission, community, life with Jesus are (I hope) our identity and focus.
I think for many of us, ‘emerging church’ has been a resource and become part of who we are, and it’s natural to start talking about what we are doing in different terms, than an ongoing critique of existing church.
Therefore, we have this against you, brothers and sisters, that along with this powerful announcing of the Gospel, the Church from the United States has not also raised its voice in protest against the injustices that powerful governments and institutions are inflicting on the global South – injustices that afflict the lives and ecosystems of millions of people who, centuries after the proclamation of the Gospel, still have not seen the sweat of their brow turned into bread.