Myths about the emerging church

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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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • 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.
    peace. 🙂

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