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The Emerging Church as a Matrix of Networks.

Some of you may find this Fuller Theology Journal article interesting .

It is a mistake to think of “the emerging church” as a cohesive movement with authorized spokespersons. It is more of a matrix of networks attracting a range of like-minded travelers. It has been described as a conversation in which countless numbers participate via websites and weblogs (blogs). Critics and observers who focus on major gatherings and high-profile authors miss the core nature of diversity of opinions and ongoing dialogue. The church emerging is not a centrally organized, hierarchical organization, but more a spontaneous grass-roots phenomenon.

Many of us have been saying the same thing for many years.  I am glad that someone out there sees (and articulates) what we are seeing.