These people are not Emergent professionals. They have not written books defining emergent, nor do they get paid for something which gets placed under the emergent banner. They are just regular people. Some know the Emergent professionals - you know who I mean, Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, etc. Some don't. Some have gone or are going to seminary. Some have not and will not. They are regular people without an agenda to define the Emergent Church/Conversation or whatever they choose to call it. Different backgrounds, different reasons for being part of the conversation. But listen to what they have to say. This is the first three out of six responses I taped at an Emergent Cohort meeting in Salem, MA.
Here's Ben. I like Ben. He's pretty cool. I guess he looks pretty emergent too. Check out the glasses, and yes, he's a Mac guy.
This is Carlos. What he doesn't tell you is that he is a Sociology Professor. We had a dialogue about the roles of gender in the church - well, he teaches this stuff at University.
This is Cindy. Cindy rocks. She runs Kupenda. Please check it out by following the link.