This is a continuation of the first post on this subject. It had three video clips from Salem, MA from three different people who were part of an Emergent Cohort meeting. They simply gave a single sentence answer to "what is emergent?" Here are three more clips from the same evening two nights ago on Tuesday, March 2nd 2010 at The Gathering in Salem, MA.
The clips are non-professional answers - i.e. from people who don't have a monetary investment in defining "emergent."
This first clip is Jeff. He may have more of a personal investment than any of the rest of the others, because he is the chap who founded the Boston, and the North Shore of Boston Emergent Cohorts. Don't let that sway you though - he doesn't make a buck from it. Looses a few bucks I am sure.
Jesse below pastors a house church in Beverly, MA. He and I hung out for a pint after the meeting. See, he has got to be emergent! He drank a pint at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe with me, and an unidentified Baptist dude. I would have said that Jesse had the best answer until he revealed he was kidding, and started over. :-)
This last one is Paul. He attends The Gathering as do a couple of the others in previous clips. He is a student at Gordon Conwell. I like his "free-thinkers" quote, but I'm not sure that my atheist friends would agree with that point, but that's for future discussions.