Luctor Et Emergo

From Paul at Panda’s Ponderings, Netherlands . .

Luctoretemergo“LUCTOR ET EMERGO is the motto from the Dutch province of Zeeland, meaning ‘I wrestle and emerge’. I think this credo is also very appropriate for the emerging church worldwide. Sometimes it feels like the church is struggling to survive and (almost) drowning in a sea of secular culture. Maybe we have to re-think church . . ..

Sssssshh…. can you hear the Lord’s still small voice?

I never expected him to sing THIS song!

The tide is high but I’m holding on

I’m gonna be your number One… ”


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Mrs. Nygren says:

    Too perfect! Reading that, I saw the persevering Bride striding across the tumultuous water towards her Groom, singing back, “I’m not the kind of girl who gives up just like that — oh noooo-o-o-o!”
    Hee hee, 80s kids. Love it. Hey, if hymns can be made from bar tunes…
    Mrs. Nygren

  • Ken says:

    Great post. I think that is a great slogan for the emgering church.

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