myth: The emergent church began one day when Jerry Falwell had a splitting headache. He called Jim Dobson, who promptly fetched a battle-ax and smote Falwell in the head. When his skull split, Brian McLaren, Spencer Burke, and Tony Jones emerged, fully grown, clothed in flannel shirts, and drinking Starbucks. They called themselves “emergent” and joined the pantheon of American religious celebrities.
taken from Myths about the emerging church
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thanks for visiting my brand new blog! i’ve been reading your articles (and now blog) for years. God has really gifted you with an amazing insight into all that is happening in the church. and i love your global focus.
the “myth” you quoted was written by the ooze’s nathan gilmour. he’s a pretty smart and funny guy.
here’s a link to the resurrected site with the myths about the emerging church: myths about the emerging church